Nancy Tye-Murray, PhD

Professor of Otolaryngology

Tye-Murray Lab Website

Mailing Address:

Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
660 S. Euclid Ave.-Campus Box 8115
St. Louis, MO 63110

Research Interests: Audiovisual speech perception, cochlear implants, conversational fluency. For more information visit Dr. Tye-Murray's Lab


  • BA, Deaf Education, Texas Christian Univeristy, Fort Worth, TX 1977
  • MA, Audiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 1979
  • PhD, Speech and Hearing Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1984
  • Advanced Certification non-profit managment, Washington University Advanced, 1998

Selected Publications

  1. Tye-Murray, N. (2015). Foundations of Aural Rehabilitation: Children, Adults, and Their Family Members: 4th Edition. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning.

  2. Tye-Murray, N., Spehar, B., Myerson, J., Sommers, M., & Hale, S. (2014). The self-advantage in visual speech processing enhances audiovisual speech recognition in noise. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, DO1 10.s758/s 13423-014-0774-3.

  3. Tye-Murray, N., Hale, S., Spehar, B., Myerson, J., & Sommers, M. (2014). Lipreading in school-age children: The roles of age, hearing status, and cognitive ability. Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research, 56, 556-565.

  4. Tye-Murray, N., Spehar, B., Myerson, J., Sommers, M., & Hale, S. (2013). Reading your own lips: Common coding theory and visual speech perception. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 20, 115-119.

  5. Tye-Murray, N., Sommers, M., Mauzé, E., Schroy, C., Barcroft, J. & Spehar, B. (2012). Using patient perceptions of relative benefit and enjoyment to assess auditory training. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 23, 1-12.

  6. Barcroft, J., Sommers, M., Tye-Murray, N., , Mauzé, E., Schroy, C., & Spehar, B. (2011). Tailoring auditory training to patient needs with single and multiple talkers: Transfer-appropriate gains on a four-choice discrimination test. International Journal of Audiology, 50, 1802-1808.

  7. Tye-Murray, N., Sommers, Spehar, B., Myerson, J., & Hale, S. (2010). Aging, audiovisual integration, and the Principle of Inverse Effectiveness. Ear and Hearing, 31, 636-644.

  8. Lieu, J. E., Tye-Murray, N., Karzon, R. K., DeBaun, M., and Piccirillo, J. F. (2010). Unilateral hearing loss is associated with worse speech-language scores in children: A case-control study. Journal of Pediatrics, 125, 1348-1355.

  9. Tye-Murray, N., Mauze, E., and Schroy (2010). Receive readily, recognize genuinely: Small talk and cooperative behaviors, Seminars in Hearing, 31, 145-164.

  10. Tye-Murray, N., Spry, J., and Mauze, E. (2009). Professionals with hearing loss: Maintaining that competitive edge. Ear and Hearing, 30, 475-484.

  11. Tye-Murray, N., Sommers, M., Spehar, B., Myerson, J., Hale, S., and Rose, N. (2008). Auditory-visual discourse comprehension by older and young adults in favorable and unfavorable conditions. International Journal of Audiology, 47, S31-S37.

  12. Tye-Murray, N., Sommers, M., and Spehar, B. (2007). Auditory and visual lexical neighborhoods in audiovisual speech perception. Trends in Amplification, 11, 233-242.

  13. Sommers, M., Tye-Murray, N., and Spehar, B. (2005). Auditory-visual speech perception and audiovisual enhanacment in normal hearing younger and older adults. Ear and Hearing, 26, 263-275.