Benjamin W. Y. Hornsby, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Faculty Appointments
Associate Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences
Ph.D., Hearing & Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TennesseeM.S., Hearing & Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TennesseeB.A., Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee
Office Address
8310 MCE ST
TN 8242
McGarrigle R, Gustafson SJ, Hornsby BWY, Bess FH. Behavioral Measures of Listening Effort in School-Age Children: Examining the Effects of Signal-to-Noise Ratio, Hearing Loss, and Amplification. Ear Hear [print-electronic]. 2018 Jun 6/13/2018; PMID: 29905670, DOI: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000623, ISSN: 1538-4667.

Gustafson SJ, Key AP, Hornsby BWY, Bess FH. Fatigue Related to Speech Processing in Children With Hearing Loss: Behavioral, Subjective, and Electrophysiological Measures. J. Speech Lang. Hear. Res. 2018 Apr 4/17/2018; 61(4): 1000-11. PMID: 29635434, PII: 2678679, DOI: 10.1044/2018_JSLHR-H-17-0314, ISSN: 1558-9102.

Moore TM, Key AP, Thelen A, Hornsby BWY. Neural mechanisms of mental fatigue elicited by sustained auditory processing. Neuropsychologia [print-electronic]. 2017 Nov; 106: 371-82. PMID: 29061491, PMCID: PMC5707129, PII: S0028-3932(17)30400-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.10.025, ISSN: 1873-3514.

Hornsby BWY, Gustafson SJ, Lancaster H, Cho SJ, Camarata S, Bess FH. Subjective Fatigue in Children With Hearing Loss Assessed Using Self- and Parent-Proxy Report. Am J Audiol. 2017 Oct 10/12/2017; 26(3S): 393-407. PMID: 29049623, PMCID: PMC5944411, PII: 2657778, DOI: 10.1044/2017_AJA-17-0007, ISSN: 1558-9137.

Key AP, Gustafson SJ, Rentmeester L, Hornsby BWY, Bess FH. Speech-Processing Fatigue in Children: Auditory Event-Related Potential and Behavioral Measures. J. Speech Lang. Hear. Res. 2017 Jul 7/12/2017; 60(7): 2090-104. PMID: 28595261, PMCID: PMC5831094, PII: 2632122, DOI: 10.1044/2016_JSLHR-H-16-0052, ISSN: 1558-9102.

Pichora-Fuller MK, Kramer SE, Eckert MA, Edwards B, Hornsby BW, Humes LE, Lemke U, Lunner T, Matthen M, Mackersie CL, Naylor G, Phillips NA, Richter M, Rudner M, Sommers MS, Tremblay KL, Wingfield A. Hearing Impairment and Cognitive Energy: The Framework for Understanding Effortful Listening (FUEL). Ear Hear. 2016 Jul; 37 Suppl 1: 5S-27S. PMID: 27355771, PII: 00003446-201607001-00002, DOI: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000312, ISSN: 1538-4667.

Hornsby BW, Naylor G, Bess FH. A Taxonomy of Fatigue Concepts and Their Relation to Hearing Loss. Ear Hear. 2016 Jul; 37 Suppl 1: 136S-44S. PMID: 27355763, PMCID: PMC4930001, PII: 00003446-201607001-00016, DOI: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000289, ISSN: 1538-4667.

Bess FH, Gustafson SJ, Corbett BA, Lambert EW, Camarata SM, Hornsby BW. Salivary Cortisol Profiles of Children with Hearing Loss. Ear Hear. 2016 May; 37(3): 334-44. PMID: 26684396, PMCID: PMC4844856, DOI: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000256, ISSN: 1538-4667.

Hornsby BW, Kipp AM. Subjective Ratings of Fatigue and Vigor in Adults With Hearing Loss Are Driven by Perceived Hearing Difficulties Not Degree of Hearing Loss. Ear Hear. 2016 Jan; 37(1): e1-10. PMID: 26295606, DOI: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000203, ISSN: 1538-4667.

Bess FH, Hornsby BW. Commentary: listening can be exhausting--fatigue in children and adults with hearing loss. Ear Hear. 2014 Nov; 35(6): 592-9. PMID: 25255399, PMCID: PMC5603232, DOI: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000099, ISSN: 1538-4667.

Moore TM, Hood LJ, Hornsby BW. Estimates of cochlear compression using distortion product otoacoustic emissions and growth of forward masking. Ear Hear. 2014 Nov; 35(6): 711-4. PMID: 25083597, DOI: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000083, ISSN: 1538-4667.

Hornsby BW, Werfel K, Camarata S, Bess FH. Subjective fatigue in children with hearing loss: some preliminary findings. Am J Audiol. 2014 Mar; 23(1): 129-34. PMID: 23824428, PMCID: PMC4096811, PII: 1059-0889_2013_13-0017, DOI: 10.1044/1059-0889(2013/13-0017), ISSN: 1558-9137.

Picou EM, Ricketts TA, Hornsby BW. How hearing aids, background noise, and visual cues influence objective listening effort. Ear Hear. 2013 Sep; 34(5): e52-64. PMID: 23416751, DOI: 10.1097/AUD.0b013e31827f0431, ISSN: 1538-4667.

Hornsby BW. The effects of hearing aid use on listening effort and mental fatigue associated with sustained speech processing demands. Ear Hear. 2013 Sep; 34(5): 523-34. PMID: 23426091, DOI: 10.1097/AUD.0b013e31828003d8, ISSN: 1538-4667.

Grantham DW, Ashmead DH, Haynes DS, Hornsby BW, Labadie RF, Ricketts TA. Horizontal plane localization in single-sided deaf adults fitted with a bone-anchored hearing aid (Baha). Ear Hear. 2012 Sep; 33(5): 595-603. PMID: 22588268, DOI: 10.1097/AUD.0b013e3182503e5e, ISSN: 1538-4667.

Ashmead DH, Grantham DW, Maloff ES, Hornsby B, Nakamura T, Davis TJ, Pampel F, Rushing EG. Auditory perception of motor vehicle travel paths. Hum Factors. 2012 Jun; 54(3): 437-53. PMID: 22768645, PMCID: PMC3448288, ISSN: 0018-7208.

Picou EM, Ricketts TA, Hornsby BW. Visual cues and listening effort: individual variability. J. Speech Lang. Hear. Res [print-electronic]. 2011 Oct; 54(5): 1416-30. PMID: 21498576, PII: 1092-4388_2011_10-0154, DOI: 10.1044/1092-4388(2011/10-0154), ISSN: 1558-9102.

Hornsby BW, Johnson EE, Picou E. Effects of degree and configuration of hearing loss on the contribution of high- and low-frequency speech information to bilateral speech understanding. Ear Hear. 2011 Sep; 32(5): 543-55. PMID: 21336138, PMCID: PMC3113662, DOI: 10.1097/AUD.0b013e31820e5028, ISSN: 1538-4667.

Hornsby BW, Dundas JA. Factors affecting outcomes on the TEN (SPL) test in adults with hearing loss. J Am Acad Audiol. 2009 Apr; 20(4): 251-63. PMID: 19927697, PMCID: PMC2784649, ISSN: 1050-0545.

Johnson E, Ricketts T, Hornsby B. The effect of extending high-frequency bandwidth on the acceptable noise level (ANL) of hearing-impaired listeners. Int J Audiol. 2009; 48(6): 353-62. PMID: 19925343, DOI: 10.1080/14992020802662964, ISSN: 1708-8186.

Mueller HG, Hornsby BW, Weber JE. Using trainable hearing aids to examine real-world preferred gain. J Am Acad Audiol. 2008 Nov; 19(10): 758-73. PMID: 19358456, ISSN: 1050-0545.

Hornsby BW, Mueller HG. User preference and reliability of bilateral hearing aid gain adjustments. J Am Acad Audiol. 2008 Feb; 19(2): 158-70. PMID: 18669129, ISSN: 1050-0545.

Johnson EE, Ricketts TA, Hornsby BW. The effect of digital phase cancellation feedback reduction systems on amplified sound quality. J Am Acad Audiol. 2007 May; 18(5): 404-16. PMID: 17715650, ISSN: 1050-0545.

Hornsby BW, Ricketts TA. Effects of noise source configuration on directional benefit using symmetric and asymmetric directional hearing aid fittings. Ear Hear. 2007 Apr; 28(2): 177-86. PMID: 17496669, PII: 00003446-200704000-00005, DOI: 10.1097/AUD.0b013e3180312639, ISSN: 0196-0202.

Hornsby BW, Ricketts TA. Directional benefit in the presence of speech and speechlike maskers. J Am Acad Audiol. 2007 Jan; 18(1): 5-16. PMID: 17252955, ISSN: 1050-0545.

Craig CL, Hornsby BM, Riles M. Evaluation and comparison of the electrostatic dust print lifter and the electrostatic detection apparatus on the development of footwear impressions on paper. J. Forensic Sci. 2006 Jul; 51(4): 819-26. PMID: 16882226, PII: JFO173, DOI: 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2006.00173.x, ISSN: 0022-1198.

Mueller HG, Weber J, Hornsby BW. The effects of digital noise reduction on the acceptance of background noise. Trends Amplif. 2006 Jun; 10(2): 83-93. PMID: 16959732, PMCID: PMC4111517, PII: 10/2/83, DOI: 10.1177/1084713806289553, ISSN: 1084-7138.

Hornsby BW, Ricketts TA, Johnson EE. The effects of speech and speechlike maskers on unaided and aided speech recognition in persons with hearing loss. J Am Acad Audiol. 2006 Jun; 17(6): 432-47. PMID: 16869056, ISSN: 1050-0545.

Hornsby BW, Ricketts TA. The effects of hearing loss on the contribution of high- and low-frequency speech information to speech understanding. II. Sloping hearing loss. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 2006 Mar; 119(3): 1752-63. PMID: 16583917, PMCID: PMC2735822, ISSN: 0001-4966.

Ricketts TA, Hornsby BW. Directional hearing aid benefit in listeners with severe hearing loss. Int J Audiol. 2006 Mar; 45(3): 190-7. PMID: 16579494, ISSN: 1499-2027.

Ricketts TA, Henry PP, Hornsby BW. Application of frequency importance functions to directivity for prediction of benefit in uniform fields. Ear Hear. 2005 Oct; 26(5): 473-86. PMID: 16230897, PII: 00003446-200510000-00006, ISSN: 0196-0202.

Hornsby BW, Trine TD, Ohde RN. The effects of high presentation levels on consonant feature transmission. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 2005 Sep; 118(3 Pt 1): 1719-29. PMID: 16240830, ISSN: 0001-4966.

Ricketts TA, Hornsby BW. Sound quality measures for speech in noise through a commercial hearing aid implementing digital noise reduction. J Am Acad Audiol. 2005 May; 16(5): 270-7. PMID: 16119254, ISSN: 1050-0545.

Hornsby B. From the editor. The Desired Sensation Level (DSL) method for fitting hearing aids [editorial]. Trends Amplif. 2005; 9(4): v. PMID: 16424943, PMCID: PMC4111520, ISSN: 1084-7138.

Ricketts TA, Hornsby BW. Distance and reverberation effects on directional benefit. Ear Hear. 2003 Dec; 24(6): 472-84. PMID: 14663347, DOI: 10.1097/01.AUD.0000100202.00312.02, ISSN: 0196-0202.

Grantham DW, Hornsby BW, Erpenbeck EA. Auditory spatial resolution in horizontal, vertical, and diagonal planes. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 2003 Aug; 114(2): 1009-22. PMID: 12942980, ISSN: 0001-4966.

Hornsby BW, Ricketts TA. The effects of hearing loss on the contribution of high- and low-frequency speech information to speech understanding. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 2003 Mar; 113(3): 1706-17. PMID: 12656402, ISSN: 0001-4966.

Hornsby BW, Ricketts TA. The effects of compression ratio, signal-to-noise ratio, and level on speech recognition in normal-hearing listeners. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 2001 Jun; 109(6): 2964-73. PMID: 11425138, ISSN: 0001-4966.