Dr. Goupell is a professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland-College Park. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Michigan State University studying binaural hearing, and had post-doctoral research positions researching cochlear implants at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and University of Wisconsin-Madison. The main research focus of his lab is to improve hearing with cochlear implants, particularly in the realms of sound localization, speech understanding in noise, and individual programming optimization. He teaches classes on hearing science, auditory anatomy and physiology, instrumentation, and research design. He regularly mentors postdocs, Ph.D., and Au.D. students in cochlear-implant-related and auditory perception research.

Areas of Interest

  • Cochlear Implants
  • Binaural Hearing
  • Neural/Computational Models
  • Speech Understanding
  • Aging


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Physics, Michigan State University, 2005
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Physics, Mathematics, Hope College, 2001
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Physics, Michigan State University, 2003
Matthew Goupell
0119E Lefrak Department of Hearing and Speech
Maryland Cochlear Implant Center of Excellence
goupell [at] umd.edu