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2011-2012 Foundation Supported Research

The AAAF congratulates these audiologists and students on the receipt of grants for research in 2011-2012. These grants are supported by gifts made to the AAA 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
Danielle GlistaDanielle Glista, PhD
University of Western Ontario, National Centre for Audiology
The Ling 6 (dB HL) Test of Speech Sound Detection: Clinical Feasibility, Pediatric Normative Data Collection and Reliability Analyses


New Investigator
Kristin UhlerKristin Uhler, PhD
University of Colorado, Denver
Relationship Between Sensation Level and Optimal Speech Perception Performance in Hard-of-Hearing Infant



Student Investigator

Julia CampbellJulia Campbell, AuD, PhD Candidate
University of Colorado at Boulder
Mentor: Anu Sharma, PhD
Cross-Modal Re-organization in Children with Cochlear Implants


Student Investigator
Greta StamperGreta C. Stamper, AuD
University of Kansas
Mentor: Tiffany A. Johnson, PhD
Auditory Responses in Normal-Hearing, Noise-Exposed Ears


Student Summer Research Fellowship
M. Elizabeth CroskeryM. Elizabeth Croskery, BA
East Carolina University
Mentor: Andrew Stuart, PhD
Effect of Delayed Auditory Feedback, Gender, and Speech Rate on Speech Production in Normal Speakers


Student Summer Research Fellowship
Emily RussellEmily Russell, BS
East Carolina University
Mentors: Deborah Culbertson, PhD; Gregg Givens, PhD
FM Benefit on Auditory Attention in Noise Tasks for Children With and Without ADHD

Vestibular Research Summer Fellowship
Sponsored annually with a generous gift from American Institute of Balance Education Foundation
Choongheon LeeChoongheon Lee, BS
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Mentor: Julie A. Honaker, PhD
Development of a Bedside Gaze Stabilization Test



Student Research Forum

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

Michelle HsiehMichelle Hsieh, AuD
University of Texas at Austin
Physiological and Psychoacoustical Sensitivity to Amplitude and Frequency Modulation in Normally Hearing and Hearing Impaired Listeners

Annette MazevskiAnnette G. Mazevski, AuD, PhD
Gallaudet University
Aging Adults: Changes in Audibility and Working Memory and Their Effects on Speech Task Performance



Nicole Payne Nicole Payne, BS

East Tennessee State University
Musical Training Influences Processing of Speech and Non-Speech Contrasts



Bibesh Shrestha Bibesh Shrestha, BS

University of North Texas
D-Methionine Protects Cultured Auditory Networks from Gentamicin and Cisplatin Toxicity


Rachel Weichert Rachel Weichert
, BS
SDSU-UCSD Joint Doctorate of Audiology Program
Direct Neurogenic Conversion from Cochlear Non-sensory Epithelial and Glial Cells

James Jerger Awards for Excellence in Student Research

Sponsored annually with a generous gift from an anonymous donor.

Laurin GeheberLaurin Geheber, BA
University of Texas at Dallas
Contributors: Carol Cokely, PhD, University of Texas at Dallas
Increasing Efficacy for Nursing Staff via Mastery Training for Hearing Aid Care


Heena PeshwaniHeena Peshwani, BSc
Co-Presenter: Jeffrey Martin, PhD
University of Texas at Dallas
Influence of Transducer Type on Ear Advantage in Dichotic Listening


Erin PikerErin Piker, PhD
Co-Presenter: Gary Jacobson, PhD
Vanderbilt University
Effects of Age on the Frequency Tuning of the cVEMP and oVEMP


Kristie WilsonKristie Wilson, BS
James Madison University
Contributors: Brenda Ryals, PhD, James Madison University; Lincoln Gray, PhD, James Madison University
The Effects of Gentamicin Ototoxicity on ABR Thresholds in Bobwhite Quail


Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) Travel Awards

Samira Anderson, AuD
Northwestern University
Neural Precision with Auditory Training in Older Adults

Kathleen Dunckley, PhD Candidate
Northwestern University
Testing the Phase Prediction of a Nonlinear SFOAE Generation Model

Jeffrey Lichtenhan, PhD
Eaton-Peabody Laboratory, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Developing a Low-Frequency Auditory Threshold Estimation Technique

Alexandra Parbery-Clark, AuD/PhD Candidate
Northwestern University
Perceptual and Cognitive Advantages in Adult Musicians Across the Life-Span

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