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2006-2007 Foundation Supported Research

The AAAF congratulates these audiologists and students on the receipt of grants for research in 2007. These grants are supported by gifts made to the Foundation's Annual Fund and member contributions ensure that resources are available to fund future audiology research. To make a donation restricted for the use of research in the hearing sciences, call the AAA Foundation office at 703-226-1049. Thank you in advance for supporting this worthy effort.

Research Grants in Hearing and Balance


New Investigator
Tiffany Johnson, PhD
University of Kansas
Mentor: Judith Widen, PhD
Characterizing the Effect of Stimulation Parameters on DPOAEs Recorded in Normal and Impaired Ears

New Investigator
Sonja Pyott, PhD
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Mentor: Elisabeth Glowatzki, PhD
Enhancement of the Efferent-Hair Cell Synapse by Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors

New Investigator
Christina Roup, PhD
Ohio State University
Monaural vs. Binaural Word Recognition Among Older Adult Listeners

Student Summer Research Fellowship
Gary Christopher Gaines, II
East Carolina University
Mentor: Sherri Jones, PhD
Gravity Receptor Neural Adaptation During Repetitive Exposure to Acceleration Transients


Student Research Forum

Sponsored annually with a generous gift from Plural Publishing, Inc.

Junghwa Bahng
University of Tennessee
Acceptance of Noise in Adult Cochlear Implant Users

Sarah King, BS
Washington University School of Medicine
TIMIT List Equivalence by Cochlear Implant Recipients

Nicole Kreisman, PhD
Towson University
Psychosocial Impact of APD: Implications for Audiologists

Lisa G. Potts, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine
Bimodal Hearing: Localization and Speech Recognition

Jay Sheehan, AuD
University of Florida
Outcomes of FM System Usage in Places of Worship

James Jerger Awards for Excellence in Student Research

Sarah Borton, BS
Washington University School of Medicine
Quality of Life in Children with Unilateral Hearing Loss

Cynthia DeMots, BS
Towson University
Effects of Auditory Toughening in Rats


Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) Travel Awards

Kristen Janky
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP) Testing: Normative Data with Regulated Sternocleidomastoid (SCM) Tension

Victoria Lee
Northwestern University
Two Novel Methods to Measure Wide-band Ear Canal Reflectance

Sarah Lies
University of Kansas
Effects of PMCA2 Mutations on Auditory Sensitivity in Neo-natal Deafwaddler Mice

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