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Brad May, Ph.D.

Brad May, Ph.D.
Brad May, Ph.D.

Professor, Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery


AB Zoology, Indiana University 1976
PhD Biopsychology, University of Michigan 1987
Fellow Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University 1990


  • Sound Localization Signals in Noise Speech Encoding
  • Neurobiology of Hearing Sensorineural Hearing Loss Tinnitus

Johns Hopkins Hospital


May BJ, Sachs MB (1992) Dynamic range of neural rate responses in the ventral cochlear nucleus of awake cats. J Neurophysiol 68: 1589–1602.

May BJ, McQuone SJ (1995) Effects of bilateral olivocochlear lesions on pure-tone intensity discrimination in cats. Aud Neurosci 1:385–400.

May BJ, Huang AY (1996) Sound orientation behavior in cats: I. Localization of broadband noise. J Acoust Soc Am 100:1059–1069.

May BJ, Le Prell GS, Sachs MB (1998) Vowel representations in the ventral cochlear nucleus of the cat: Effects of level, background noise, and behavioral state. J Neurophysiol, 79:1755-1767.

Ramachandran R, Davis K, May BJ (1999) Single-unit responses in the inferior colliculus of decerebrate cats: I. Classification based on frequency response maps. J Neurophysiol 82:152-163.

May BJ (2000) Role of the dorsal cochlear nucleus in sound localization behavior in cats. Hear Res 148:74-87.

May BJ, Prosen CA, Dorn D, Vetter DE (2002) Behavioural investigation of some possible effects of the central olivocochlear pathways in transgenic mice. Hear Res 171: 142-157.

May BJ, Budelis J, Niparko JK (2004) Behavioral studies of the olivocochlear efferent system: Learning to listen in noise. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 130:660-664.

Ma W-L D, Hidaka H, May BJ (2006) Spontaneous activity in the inferior colliculus of CBA/J mice after manipulations that induce tinnitus. Hear Res 212:9-21.

May BJ, Kimar S, Prosen CA (2006) Auditory filter shapes of CBA/CaJ mice: Behavioral assessments. J Acoust Soc Am 120:321-330.

May BJ, Anderson MJ, Roos M (2008) The role of broadband inhibition in the rate representation of spectral cues for sound localization in the inferior colliculus. Hear Res doi:10.1016/j.heares.2008.01.008.


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