Thursday, December 3, 2020

Remembering Professor Neal F. Viemeister

Headshot of Dr. Neal F. Viemeister
On November 3rd, Neal F. Viemeister, PhD, emeritus professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota passed away peacefully in his home. Over his 40-year career, Viemeister created a renowned psychoacoustics research program that advanced our understanding of how humans process changes in auditory intensity and timing. Findings from his lab contributed to a better understanding of hearing impairment, speech processing for hearing aids, and the perception of speech and music. Viemeister was a world leader in auditory psychophysics and a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, which awarded him the Silver Medal in Psychological and Physiological Acoustics for his lifetime achievements.

To read Neal Viemeister’s obituary: Neal Frank Viemeister

Composed by Flora Pollack, communications assistant.