Dennis Y. Chung

Learn More
We investigate the timing of open market share repurchases and the resultant impact on firm liquidity. Using Hong Kong’s unique disclosure environment, we identify the exact implementation dates for over 5,000 equity buybacks. We find that managers exhibit substantial timing ability. Consistent with the information-asymmetry hypothesis, bid-ask spreads(More)
This study was undertaken basically to examine the effect of white noise masking on temporal integration and how the frequency dependence of temporal integration is related to hearing loss. The threshold differences between 500-msec and 20-msec tones at .5, 1, 2, and 4 kHz were found for 147 ears of 86 subjects with normal hearing and with various amounts(More)
The prevalence of tinnitus was studied in a large population of noise-exposed workers. It was found that 6.6% had tinnitus which was more than momentary. Results of two other studies were compared. Factors possibly relating to the prevalence of tinnitus were studied. The single most important factor found to be related to tinnitus is hearing level. The(More)
Usually equal noise exposure is considered to cause symmetrical hearing loss. In studying 1 461 audiometric records of claims for noise-induced hearing loss, it was found that 69 (4.7%) had a well-defined pattern of hearing loss in which only 2 kHz is asymmetrical by 20 dB or more. Audiograms of this type suggest that the cochlea of the worse ear has been(More)
Patients with high-frequency hearing loss often complain at the Workers' Compensation Board that they find it difficult to hear speech in a noisy environment. This study was undertaken to test the validity of their complaints. The experiment had a 2x3x3 factorial design. The factors were subject group (normal hearing versus sensorineural hearing loss),(More)
While many studies examined the relationship between Acoustic Reflex Threshold (ART) and Uncomfortable Loudness Level (UCL) and the possibility of predicting one from the other, no study to the authors' knowledge has shown the relationship between these two measures with respect to hearing loss, and uses such a relationship to predict either measure from(More)
Twenty subjects with normal hearing and 20 with noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) were tested with brief-tone audiometry at 500 and 4000 Hz in both quiet and masked conditions. The two tone durations used were 20 and 500 msec. The masker was a continuous white noise at 90 dB SPL. Results are consistent with other studies in that subjects with NIHL showed(More)
Many studies have shown that the right ear statistically is slightly more sensitive than the left ear, particularly in the male adult population. In this study, we examined the lateral difference in hearing sensitivity, termed the ear effect here, in an industrial noise-exposed, nonshooting population, by sex, age, and hearing level. It was found that the(More)
The performance of earmuffs in the actual working environment was studied with two modified dosimeters. It was found that personal hearing protection, at least with earmuffs, is a potentially adequate method of protection against noise-induced hearing loss in most industrial working situations. Most of the problems involving the use of hearing protectors in(More)