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Student Research Grant in Audiology Recipients

Doctoral students in communication sciences and disorders who desire to conduct research in clinical and/or rehabilitative audiology are eligible to compete for the Student Research Grant in Audiology for a proposed one-year study. Supported by the Ira M. Ventry and Brad W. Friedrich Memorial Funds.

2016

Awarded $2,000 each

Pudrith_2016_SRG-AudCharles Pudrith
PhD Candidate
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Mentor: Susan Phillips
"Association of Melanocortin Receptor 1 and Susceptibility to Noise Induced Hearing Loss Within Caucasians"


Shin_2016_SRG-AudSujin Shin
PhD Candidate
University of Texas at Dallas
Mentor: William Katz
"Cognitive Factors Involved in the Speaking Rate Difficulties in Children With Cochlear Implants"


2015

Awarded $2,000 each

2015-Monoker-SRG-AudChanie Monoker
PhD Candidate
City University of New York
Mentor: Brett Martin
"A Study of the Acoustic Change Complex in People With a History of Otitis Media"


2015-Stewart-SRG-ECLElizabeth C. Stewart
PhD Candidate
Arizona State University
Mentor: Andrea Pittman
"What Can We Know in a Tenth of a Second? Examining the Relation Between Subcortical Neurophysiologic Response Latency and Auditory Learning"


2014

Awarded $2,000 each

2014_Osman_SRG_AUDHomira Osman
AuD/PhD Candidate
University of Washington
Mentor: Jessica Sullivan
"Effect of Classroom Noise on Auditory Working Memory and Comprehension in Children"


2014_Reinhart_SRG-AUDPaul Reinhart
PhD Candidate
Northwestern University
Mentor: Pamela Souza
"Subjective and Objective Effects of the Interaction Between Cognition and Hearing Aid Processing on Reverberant Speech"


2013

Awarded $2,000

2013_Mulrooney_SRG_AUDTia Mulrooney
AuD Candidate
Arizona State University
Mentor: Andrea Pittman
"The Effects of Verified vs. Unverified Hearing Aid Settings on Word-Learning in Children"


2012

Awarded $2,000

2012 Lewis - SRG AUDJames D. Lewis
PhD Candidate
University of Iowa
Mentor: Shawn S. Goodman
"Efferent Optimization of Signal-to-Noise Ratio"


2010

Awarded $2,000

2010StudentResearchGrantAud-IanMertesIan B. Mertes
AuD/PhD candidate, The University of Iowa
Mentor: Shawn S. Goodman
"Clinical Utility of Early and Late Transient-Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions Components"


2009

Awarded $2,000

2009StudentResearchGrantAud-YunfangZhengYunfang Zheng
Montclair State University
Mentor: Janet Koehnke
"Effects of Noise and Reverberation on Sound Localization for Listeners with Bilateral Cochlear Implants"


2008

Awarded $2,000

Tara D. Reed Tara D. Reed
University of Texas at Dallas
Mentor: James F. Jerger
"Effects of Aging on Interaural Asymmetry in a Competing Speech Task"


2007

Awarded $2,000

Faith M. Parker Faith M. Parker
Montclair State University
Mentor: Janet Koehnke
"The Effects of Age and Reverberation on Cortical Audiotry Processing"


2006

Awarded $2,000

Yu-Hsiang Wu Yu-Hsiang Wu
University of Iowa
Mentor: Ruth Bentler
"Impact of Visual Cues on Microphone Mode Preference"


2005

Awarded $2,000

Lauren Calandruccio Lauren Calandruccio
Syracuse University
Mentor: Karen A. Doherty
"Frequency-Weighting Strategies for Sentences Estimated by the Correlational Method for Listeners with Normal Hearing and Hearing Impairment"


2004

Awarded $2,000

Gary Overson Gary Overson
University of Texas at Dallas
Mentor: James Jerger
"Auditory Evoked Potentials in Older Hearing Aid Users Using Continuous Discourse in a Monotic and Dichotic Listening Task"


2003

Awarded $2,000

Jessica Day Jessica E. Day
University of Washington
Mentor: M. Patrick Feeney
"The Effect of 226 Hz Probe Level on Acoustic Reflex Thresholds"


2002

Awarded $2,000

Rachael Anneke Frush Holt Rachael Anneke Frush Holt
University of Minnesota
Mentor: Arlene Earley Carney
"Non-Sensory Factors in Children's Speech Perception"


2001

Awarded $2,000

Lorienne Jenstad Lorienne Jenstad
University of Washington
Mentor: Pamela Souza
"Effect of Comparison Time on Speech Acoustics and Intelligibility"


Maureen P. Coughlin Maureen P. Coughlin
Indiana University
Mentor: Larry E. Humes
"The Relation Between Audiovisual Speech Perception and Reported Benefit on the Hearing Aid Performance Inventory (HAPI)"


2000

Awarded $2,000

Lori Leibold Lori Leibold
University of Washington
Mentors: Richard Folsom and Lynne Werner
"The Investigation of Loudness Perception in Normal-Hearing Infants and Adults Using Reaction Time and ABR Wave V Amplitude"

1999

Awarded $2,000

Tracey S. Fitzgerald
Syracuse University
Mentor: Beth A. Prieve
"Examination of the 2f2-fl Distortion-Product Otoacoustic Emission in Normal-Hearing and Hearing-Impaired Ears and Its Potential for Use in the Detection of Hearing Loss"

1998

Awarded $2,000

Sarah Ferguson Sarah Hargus Ferguson
Indiana University
Mentor: Diane Kewley-Port
"Clear Versus Conversational Speech: Acoustic Correlates of Talker-Generated Intelligibility Differences for Listeners With Normal and Impaired Hearing"


1997

Awarded $1,000

Andrea L. Page
University of WisconsinĀ­, Madison
Mentor: Terry L. Wiley
"The Perception of Speech Produced in Noise"

1996

Awarded $2,000

Vardit Lichtenstein
CUNY
Mentor: David R. Stapells
"The Effective Duration of the Stimulus for the Auditory Brainstem and Middle Latency Responses"

1995

Awarded $2,000

Pamela Souza
Syracuse University
Mentor: Christopher W. Turner
"Effect of Compression Amplification on the Temporal Cues of Speech for Hearing-Impaired Listeners"

1994

Awarded $2,000

Jo Manette Kathleen Nousak
City University of New York
"Loudness and Auditory Brainstem (ABR) and Middle Latency (MLR) Responses in Adults with Normal and Sensorineurally-Impaired Hearing"

1993

Awarded $2,000

Peggy Oates
City University of New York
"Frequency Specificity of the Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) to 500 and 2000 Hz Linear-Versus Blackman-Windowed Tones"

1992

Awarded $2,000

Brett Martin
The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York
"The Effect of Decreased Audibility, Produced by High-Pass Noise Masking, on Cortical Event-Related Potentials (N1-P2, Mismatch Negativity) to Speech Sounds (/da/, /ba/)"

1991

No Award

1990

Awarded $1,000

Susan R. Mahanes
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Peripheral and Central Auditory Factors in Obscure Auditory Dysfunction"

1989

Awarded $1,000

Amy R. Horwitz
Syracuse University
"Effects of Different Frequency Response Strategies Upon Recognition and Preference for Audible Speech Stimuli"

1988

Awarded $1,000

Christine M. Gilmore
Memphis State University
"Effects of Changes in Maximum Output Setting on Hearing Aid Performance in the Real World"

1987

Awarded $1,000

M. Patrick Feeney
University of Washington
"The Effect of Distinctive Feature Scoring on the Split-Half Reliability of the California Consonant Test for Subjects With High Frequency Hearing Impairment"

1986

Awarded $1,000

Carolyn J. Brown
University of Iowa
"Inferior Colliculus Response to Peripheral Electrical Stimulation in Normal and Neonatally Deafened Rats"

1985

Awarded $1,000

Patricia W. Earl
University of Tennessee
"The Relationship Between the Auditory Brainstem Response Intensity Function and Magnitude Estimation of Loudness"

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