Ishara Ramkissoon

Associate Professor: University of South Alabama



PUBLICATIONS – Peer Reviewed

Ramkissoon, I., Estis, J.M., & Flagge, A.G. (In Press). Digit speech recognition threshold (SRT) in normal hearing children aged 5-8 years. American Journal of Audiology.

Ramkissoon, I., & Beverly, B.L. (2013). The effects of age and stimulus type on auditory evoked potentials in cigarette smokers and nonsmokers. Journal of Speech Language Hearing Research. First published online 10 September 2013, Available:

Ramkissoon, I., Dagenais, P.A., Evans, K.J., Camp, T.J., & Ferguson, N.F. (2013). Effects of ethnically-diverse photographic stimuli on preference and discourse tasks in African-American and Caucasian- American adults. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 34 (2), 97-105. First published online 17 February 2012. Available:

Ramkissoon, I. (2012). Cigarette smoking impacts protocols for hearing testing in baby boomers and young adults. Aging and Society: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 1, 75-86. Available:

Ramkissoon, I., & Cole, M. (2011). Self-reported hearing difficulty vs. audiometric screening in younger and older smokers and nonsmokers. Journal of Clinical Medicine Research, 3(4), 183-90.

Shelley-Tremblay, J.F., Syklawer, S., & Ramkissoon, I. (2011). The effects of magno-parvocellular integration training on fluency and visual evoked potentials in poor readers. Journal of Behavioral Optometry, 22 (2), 31-37.

Ramkissoon, I. (2011). Objective assessment of hearing [Review of the book Objective Assessment of Hearing.]. Ear and Hearing, 32 (1), 140. [Invited book review; Peer-reviewed prior to publication]

Ramkissoon, I., & Chambers, R.D. (2008). Effects of chronic and acute smoking on AMLRs in older and younger listeners. International Journal of Audiology, 47 (12), 715-23.

Ramkissoon, I., & Khan, F. (2003). Serving multilingual clients with hearing loss: How linguistic diversity affects audiologic management. ASHA Leader, 8 (3), 1, 10-11, 27.

Ramkissoon, I., Proctor, A., Lansing, C., and Bilger, R.C. (2002). Digit speech recognition thresholds for non-native speakers of English. American Journal of Audiology, 11(1), 22-27. [Editor’s Award “Best of 2002: Diagnostic Audiology, “The Hearing Journal, 2003].

Ramkissoon, I. (2001). Speech recognition thresholds for multilingual populations. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 22 (3), 158-162.

Proctor, A., & Ramkissoon, I. (2001). Speech materials for testing hearing of Deaf and hard of hearing children from non-English speaking backgrounds. Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, 7 (1), 8-10.