Hearing Evaluation, Rehabilitation and Outcomes Laboratory (HERO)

HERO

Dr. Carole E. Johnson is professor and chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Allied Health. She currently conducts her research in the Hearing Evaluation, Rehabilitation and Outcomes Laboratory (HERO) in the Department of Communication Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her research focuses on auditory (re)habilitation, specifically on the impact of audiologic interventions for sensorineural hearing loss on patient outcomes and health-related quality of life. A current focus is the impact of and factors affecting intervention and treatment adherence at the onset of SNHL, particularly for patients with mild and moderate losses. The laboratory is also exploring the relationships between working memory and speech recognition in reverberation and noise and the impact of hearing aids in reducing cognitive load in adverse listening conditions.

Lab Director:
Carole E. Johnson, PhD, AuD, CCC-A

Contact Information:
Email: Carole-Johnson@ouhsc.edu
Email: herolab@ouhsc.edu
Office phone: (405) 271-4214 Ext. 46059
Fax: (405) 271-3360
Facebook Page

Address:
College of Allied Health
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
1200 North Stonewall Avenue, AHB 2041
Oklahoma City, OK  73117

 

Project Title: Moving the ambivalent patient: Applications of Motivational Interviewing (MI) in Audiology
Dates: January 2015-April 2015
The purpose of this study is to perform a systematic review of the literature for evidence in using Motivational Interviewing (MI) in other fields, then to perform a second review of the literature for MI in audiology.  Findings were presented nationally and locally.

Project Title: Audiologists; knowledge of, experiences with, and attitudes toward LVAS
Dates: October 2014-April 2015
The purpose of this study is to survey practicing audiologists knowledge of, experiences with, and attitudes toward Large Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome (LVAS).  Findings were presented nationally and locally.

Project Title: Parents of children with LVAS: Learning from their journeys
Dates: October 2014-April 2015
The purpose of this study is to survey parents of children with Large Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome (LVAS) to gain insight into their struggles, successes and suggestions with regard to medical management, audiologic management, and general perspectives before and after diagnosis.  Findings were presented nationally and locally.

Project Title: Hearing aid benefit in patients with mild sensorineural hearing loss: A systematic review
Dates: October 2013-April 2014
The purpose of this study is to perform a systematic review of the literature, with meta-analysis of data to assess current evidence and formulate best-practice recommendations for clinicians dealing with patients with mild sensorineural hearing loss.  Findings were presented nationally and locally.  Article is also in press.

Project Title: Interprofessional Education (IPE) for AuD students: A health sciences center model
Dates: September 2013-June 2014
The purpose of this study is to explore and elucidate the existing evidence, complexities, benefits, and methods for implementation for Interprofessional Education (IPE) on a health sciences center campus.  Additionally, advantages and opportunities for AuD students are discussed. Findings were presented internationally, nationally, and locally.

Project Title: Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) Benefits from amplification in the advanced digital era.
Dates: June 2013-June 2014
The purpose of this study is to perform a systematic review of the literature, with meta-analysis of data to assess current evidence and update previous best-practice recommendations for and expectations of benefits from hearing devices from the advanced digital era.  Findings were presented internationally and locally.

 


Publications

Johnson, C.E., Danhauer, J.L., Ellis, B.B.,  & Jilla, A.M. (In press). Hearing aid benefit in patients with mild sensorineural loss: A systematic review. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology.

Danhauer, J.L., Johnson, C.E., Baker, J.A., Ryu, J.A., Smith, R.A., & Umeda, C.J. (2015). Will parents participate in and comply with programs and regimens using xylitol for preventing acute otitis media in their children? Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 46, 127-140.

Johnson, C.E., Danhauer, J.L., & Rice, E.N. (2013). Survey of audiologists’ training for, expe

rience with, and opinions about cerumen management for their patients. American Journal of Audiology, 22, 2-13.

Johnson, C.E., Danhauer, J.L., Page, A.S., Freeman, B.A., Borton, T.E., Borton, B.E., & Northern, J.L. (2013).  Au.D. degree holders in tenure-track positions: Survey of program chairpersons and Au.D. degree holders. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 24, 425-446. 


Presentations

Jilla, A.M., Johnson, C.E., & Borton, B.C. (2015) Moving the ambivalent patient: Applications for motivational interviewing. Paper presented at AudiologyNOW! San Antonio, TX. (Refereed)

Winkler, K.R., Jilla, A.M., Sullivan, J.C., Hallab, E., Johnson, C.E., & Barbee, C.M. (2015) Yoga as a form of vestibular rehabilitation: A systematic review. Poster presented at AudiologyNOW! San Antonio, TX. (Refereed)*      
*Also presented at the Academy Research Conference, AudiologyNow! (Refereed)

Sullivan, J.C., Jilla, A.M., Winkler, K.R., Ryu, J.R., Johnson, C.E., & Danhauer, J.L. (2015) Audiologists’ knowledge of, experiences with, and attitudes toward LVAS. Poster presented at the Annual Scientific and Technology Conference of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ. (Refereed)

Sullivan, J.C., Jilla, A.M., Winkler, K.R., Ryu, J.R., Johnson, C.E., & Danhauer, J.L. (2015) Parents of children with LVAS: Learning from their journeys. Poster presented at the Annual Scientific and Technology Conference of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ. (Refereed)

Johnson, C.E., Danhauer, J.L., Jilla, A.M. Howerton, K.M. (2014) Health Related Quality of Life Benefits (HRQoL) from Amplification in the Advanced Digital Era. Paper presented at Hearing Across the Lifespan (HEAL) International Meeting at the Villa Erba Congress Center, Cernobbio (Como Lake) Italy. (Refereed)

Jilla, A.M., Borton, B.C., Johnson, C.E. (2014). Interprofessional education (IPE) for AuD students: A health sciences center model. Paper presented at Hearing Across the Lifespan (HEAL) International Meeting at the Villa Erba Congress Center, Cernobbio (Como Lake) Italy. (Refereed)

Sullivan, J.C., Jilla, A.M., Johnson, C.E., & Danhauer, J.L. (2014). Large vestibular aqueduct syndrome: An evidence-based case study. Paper presented at Hearing Across the Lifespan (HEAL) International Meeting at the Villa Erba Congress Center, Cernobbio (Como Lake) Italy. (Refereed)

Jilla, A.M., & Johnson C.E. (2014). Interprofessional education (IPE) for AUD students: A health sciences center model. Poster presented at AudiologyNOW! Orlando, FL. (Refereed)

Sullivan, J.C., Jilla, A.M., Johnson, C.E., & Danhauer, J.L. (2014). Large vestibular aqueduct syndrome and cochlear implantation: Scientific, clinical, and personal perspectives. Poster presented at AudiologyNow! Orlando, FL. (Refereed)

Johnson, C.E., Danhauer, J.L., Borton, B.C., Jilla, A.M., Fisher, S.K., Ellis, B.M., & Cresawn, P.P. (2014). Advanced digital hearing aids for mild losses: Benefits and satisfaction. Poster presented at the Annual Scientific and Technology Conference of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ. (Refereed)

 


Doctoral Students

 
Anna Marie Jilla, MA (2013-2019)
Lab Manager
Graduate Research Assistant
Doctor of Audiology Student (2017); Doctor of Philosophy Student (2019)
First major project title: Can Audiologic and Non-Audiologic Factors Predict Hearing Aid Adherence
Second major project title: TBD
Dissertation title: TBD


Kristin Winkler, BA (2014-2018)
Graduate Research Assistant
Doctor of Audiology Student (2018)
First major project title: Yoga as a Form of Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Systematic Review
Second major project title: TBD
AuD capstone title: TBD


J. Connor Sullivan, BS (2013-2019)
Graduate Research Assistant
Graduate Clinical Assistant
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Doctor of Audiology Student (2019)
First major project title: Large Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome (LVAS) and Cochlear Implantation: Scientific, Clinical, and Personal Perspectives
Second major project title: Audiologists’ knowledge of, experiences with, and attitudes toward LVAS
Third major project title: Parents of children with LVAS: Learning from their journeys
AuD capstone title: TBD


Undergraduate Students


Natalie Rothbauer
Undergraduate Lab Assistant
Communication Sciences and Disorders (2015)

If you are interested in becoming involved in research with the HERO Lab, please contact Dr. Carole Johnson at carole-johnson@ouhsc.edu