AuD Student Capstone Projects

2017 Projects

Jarrod Battles

Jarrod Battles ‘17
Chair: Mary Hudson, PhD

Combining Reinforcement Types in Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA) in Children Aged 16-24 Months

  • Presented at OUHSC College of Allied Health Research Day, April 2017.

Whitney McAteer

Whitney McAteer ‘17
Chair: Christi Barbee, AuD

Effects of a Work System on Success of Hearing Screening in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Presented at American Academy of Audiology, March 2015

Other 2017 topics included outcomes of a hearing aid bank for unserved and underserved populations, practitioners’ attitudes toward teleaudiology, and personality characteristics of tinnitus patients

2016 Projects

Emily Mills ‘16
Chair: Jace Wolfe, PhD
Benefits of binaural streaming telephone technology in children with hearing impairment

  • Manuscripts published in the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (Wolfe et al, 2014) and the Hearing Review (Wolfe et al, 2014)
  • Presented at OUHSC College of Allied Health research day, April 2015.
  • Presented at Oklahoma Speech Language Hearing Association conference, October 2014

Jamie Myers ‘16
Co-Chairs:  Suzanne Kimball, AuD and Andrew John, PhD
Survey of noise exposure, hearing loss, and tinnitus in Oklahoma dentists

  • Recipient, 2014 OUHSC College of Allied Health Student Research Award
  • Presented at American Academy of Audiology AudiologyNOW! Conference, April 2016
  • Presented at Oklahoma Speech Language Hearing Association conference, October 2015
  • Presented at OUHSC Graduate Research, Education, and Technology symposium, April 2015.
  • Presented at OUHSC College of Allied Health research day, April 2015.


Holly Jones ‘16
Chair: Andrew John, PhD
Effect of environmental variables on performance of smartphone sound level meter applications. Holly Jones, AuD 2016 (Role: Chair)

  • Presented at OUHSC College of Allied Health research day, April 2015.
  • Presented at American Academy of Audiology AudiologyNOW! Conference, April 2016

Other 2016 topics included professional perceptions of misophonia, hearing conservation training for college-aged students, and cost of loss-to-documentation in the Oklahoma University Newborn Hearing Screening program.

2015 Projects

Shane Dollarhite ‘15
Chair: Carole Johnson, AuD, PhD
The effect of a hearing conservation program on the knowledge and attitudes of spirit band members

Shannon Winters ‘15
Chair:  Carole Johnson, AuD, PhD
Infection control: A survey of audiologists

Michelle Walbom ‘15
Chair:  Andrew John, PhD
Test-retest reliability of ultra-high-frequency audiometry using pure-tone and narrow-band-noise stimuli

  • Presented at OUHSC College of Allied Health research day, April 2015.
  • Presented at American Academy of Audiology AudiologyNOW! Conference, March 2015

2014 Projects

Nathan Wells '14
Chair: Jace Wolfe, PhD
Evaluation of digital remote wireless microphone systems.

  • Presented at OUHSC College of Allied Health research day, April 2014.

  • Manuscript published in the Journal of Educational Audiology (Wolfe et al, 2013).


KeLee Hoffman '14
Co-Chairs: Andrew John, PhD and Patricia Burk, MA
Oklahoma EDHI / NCHAM / Boys Town survey of pediatric medical professionals re: newborn hearing screening.

  • Presented at Oklahoma Speech Language Hearing Association conference, October 2013.

  • Presented at OUHSC College of Allied Health research day, April 2014. 


Misty Mann '14 
Co-Chairs: Andrew John, PhD and Deborah Earley, AuD
Screening and Special Services Newborn Hearing Screening Program training: “Hearing Aids - what providers need to know when serving children with hearing loss.”

  • Presented at OUHSC College of Allied Health research day, April 2014.

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Other 2014 topics included telehealth applications for newborn hearing screening in rural Oklahoma.

 

 

 

2013 Projects

Julie Cordell '13
Co-Chairs: Andrew John, PhD and Jace Wolfe, PhD
Evaluation of Non-linear Frequency Compression with the Phonak Nios SoundRecover in Children with Mild High-Frequency Sensorineural Hearing Loss.

  • Presented at Oklahoma Speech Language Hearing Association conference, October 2012.

  • Manuscript published in the International Journal of Audiology (Wolfe et al, 2015)


Johnna Wallace '13 
Co-Chairs: Andrew John, PhD and Jace Wolfe, PhD
Non-Linear Frequency Compression for Adults with Asymmetric Sloping Sensorineural Hearing Loss.

  • Manuscript published in the Hearing Journal (John et al, 2013)


Whitney Woods '13
Chair: Andrew John, PhD
Effects of environmental noise exposure by dental hygiene students.

  • Presented at OUHSC College of Allied Health Research Day, April 2013

  • Presented at American Academy of Audiology AudiologyNOW! conference, April 2013.

  • Presented at Oklahoma Speech Language Hearing Association conference, October 2012

 

 

2012 Projects

Faren Tohm '12
Co-Chairs: Andrew John, PhD and Patricia Burk, MA
Survey to Evaluate the Factors Related to Loss to Follow-Up in the Oklahoma Newborn Hearing Screening Program.

  • Presented at American Academy of Audiology AudiologyNOW! conference, April 2012.

  • Presented at OUHSC College of Allied Health Research Day, April 2012.

Cari Griffin '12 and Elizabeth Dew '12 
Co-Chairs: Suzanne Kimball, AuD and Andrew John, PhD
Determination of patient retention of information using CounselEar.

  • Presented at Oklahoma Speech Language Hearing Association conference, October 2011.

  • Presented at OUHSC College of Allied Health / Alpha Eta research day, May 2011.

  • Presented at American Academy of Audiology AudiologyNOW! conference, April 2011.

  • Presented at OUHSC Graduate Research, Education, and Technology symposium, March 2011.

  • Manuscript published in Audiology Practices (Kimball et al, 2013).







Megan Marsh '12 
Chair: Andrew John, PhD
Consumers’ Perspectives of 20 Assistive Listening Devices.

  • Presented at American Academy of Audiology AudiologyNOW! conference, April 2013.

  • Presented at Oklahoma Speech Language Hearing Association conference, October 2012. 

Other 2012 topics included hybrid cochlear implants and digital noise reduction in pediatric hearing aid fittings.



2011 Projects

Sarah Price ‘11
Chair:  Jace Wolfe, PhD
Telephone Performance with Assistive Technologies for Freedom 24 and Nucleus 5 Cochlear Implant Users

Stephanie Cunningham ‘11
Chair:  Jace Wolfe, PhD
Evaluation of Cochlear Nucleus 5 and Freedom Sound Processor Program Environments

Other 2011 topics included input processing and FM system coupling to cochlear implants.


2010 Projects

Stephanie Hewett ‘10
Co-Chairs: Eva Saffer, PhD and Andrew John, PhD
Teachers' perceptions of frequency modulated (FM) systems in the classroom before and after attending an educational workshop.

  • Presented at the OUHSC Graduate Education, Research, Education, and Technology Symposium (Oklahoma City, OK), March, 2009

  • Presented as a research poster at the Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association annual meeting (Tulsa, OK), September, 2010

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Jennifer Jackson ‘10
Chair:  Andrew John, PhD
Validation of screening lists for the Gaps-In-Noise (GIN) test in adults with normal hearing.

  • Presented as a research poster at the 2009 OUHSC College of Allied Health research day (Oklahoma City, OK), May, 2009

  • Presented as a research poster at the 2009 meeting of the American Academy of Audiology (Dallas, TX), April, 2009

Other 2010 topics included the auditory steady-state response (ASSR) and tensor tympani syndrome.


2009 Projects

Emily Ward ‘09
Chair:  Jace Wolfe, PhD
Evaluation of speech recognition in noise with cochlear implants and dynamic FM

Amanda Bullard ‘09
Chair:  Andrew John, PhD
Cigarette smoking and the hearing mechanism.

  • Presented as a research poster at the 2009 OUHSC College of Allied Health research day (Oklahoma City, OK), May, 2009

  • Presented as a research poster at the 2009 meeting of the American Academy of Audiology (Dallas, TX), April, 2009

  • Recipient, OUHSC College of Allied Health Student Research Scholarship

  • Recipient, Oklahoma Speech-Language Hearing Association Graduate Scholarship

  • Recipient, Starkey Foundation Outstanding Student Clinician Award

Other 2009 topics included outcomes of auditory-verbal therapy, cochlear implant device failures, and FDA clinical trial results for adult cochlear implant candidacy.


2008 Projects

Brandon Vincent ‘08
Chair:  Andrew John, PhD
Effects of automobile noise on speech intelligibility and hearing sensitivity.

  • Presented as a research poster at the 2009 meeting of the American Academy of Audiology (Dallas, TX), April, 2009

Lisa Knoche Kite ‘08
Chair:  Eva Saffer, PhD
A comparison of frequency-shifting processing with conventional amplification in listeners with severe to profound high frequency hearing loss.

  • Recipient, OUHSC College of Allied Health Student Research Scholarship

  • Presented as a research poster at the 2008 meeting of the American Academy of Audiology (Charlotte, NC), April, 2008

Other 2008 topics included clinical outcomes with wideband middle ear reflectance measurement, the Acceptable Noise Level (ANL) test, and hearing aid / cell phone compatibility.


Additional Topics

Students in the OUHSC AuD program from 2004 to 2007 have also presented projects on topics including the impact of personal music players on hearing; prevention of hearing loss using antioxidant therapy; clinical applications of vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP); and music perception by cochlear implant users.