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Chhayakant Patro
Ph.D. Student, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
University Of Memphis
Email: cpatro@memphis.edu

2003-2007- Bachelor of Science (Speech & Hearing) - Utkal University, Institute of Health Sciences, Bhubaneswar (India).
2008-2010 - Master of Science (Audiology) -Mysore University, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore (India). 
2012 - Present - Ph.D. student, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Memphis, USA.

Patro C, Behera S (2006). A clinical case presentation on auditory dyssynchrony at Institute of Health Sciences, Bhubaneswar.
Patro C, Yathiraj A (2010). The Lexical Neighborhood Test – An Indian English Version. (Masters Dissertation).
Patro C, Abraham A (2010). Critical Factors Ensuring Efficacy of Frequency Transposition. A platform presentation at the in-house journal club at All India Institute of Speech and Hearing.
Patro, C. & Yathiraj, A. (2010). The lexical neighborhood test: An Indian English version for children. Journal of All India institute of speech and hearing ,8 (A),  37 - 43.
Patro, C. (2011).Future of Digital hearing aids technology. Invited speech at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh.
Patro, C. (2011)Signal enhancing Techniques in hearing aids. ENT conference. Amritsar. 
Patro, C. (2011). Diagnosis and Management of patients with cochlear hearing loss.  Govt. ENT Hospital, Amritsar.

Research Interests: 
Speech perception and speech processing.
Optimizing signal coding strategies to maximize speech perception.
Acoustic, Linguistic and cognitive factors in speech perception. 

On-going Projects: 
The Role of Contextual Cues on the Perception of Degraded Speech
Algorithms for unsupervised and online learning of hierarchy of features for tuning cochlear implants (NSF Grant)
Speech Understanding Using Surgical Masks