Michael KieftePhD

Professor and Director

Kiefte, Michael

Email: mkiefte@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-5150
Fax: 902-494-5151
Mailing Address: 
Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building
5850 College Street
2nd Floor, Room 2C01
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 4R2


  • BA, Linguistics, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • PhD, Experimental Phonetics, University of Alberta

Research interests:

  • Speech perception and production
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Signal processing in speech research
  • Hearing aid and cochlear implant processing strategies
  • Auditory physiology
  • Speech processing


  • CMSD 6630: Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Technologies

Selected publications

  • Dikaios, K., Rempel, S., Oore, S., Kiefte, M., and Uher, R. (2023). “Applications of speech analysis in psychiatry,” Harvard Rev. Psychiatry 31, 1.
  • Nenadic ́, F., Coulter, P., Nearey, T. M., and Kiefte, M. (2020). “Perception of vowels with missing formant information,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 148, 1911–1921.
  • Stilp, C. E., Kiefte, M., and Kluender, K. R. (2018). “Discovering acoustic structure of novel sounds,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 143, 2460–2473.
  • Kiefte, M. and Nearey, T. M. (2017). “Modeling consonant-context effects in a large database of spontaneous speech recordings,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 142, 434–443.