Research Interests:

  • Hearing ability and auditory function in aging adults, including baby boomers
  • Impact of Multicultural factors (age, gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, disability) on communication skills
  • Validity of test instruments
  • Health Disparities and Public Health concerns

Current Research Projects

  • Effect of secondhand smoke on central auditory function - Questionnaire:
  • Effect of smoking and aging on the auditory middle latency response (evoked potential) in younger and older listeners
  • Speech Recognition Threshold testing in children and adults

Works in Progress