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Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Faculty and Staff

Erin Benear, AuD, CCC-A

  • Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Clinic Director
  • Audiology Clinical Coordinator

(405) 271-4214, ext. 46054


  • AuD, Audiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2018
  • B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma 2014
  • A.S. in Diversified Studies, Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2012

Societies and Organizations:

Member, Alpha Eta Honor Society

  • Member, American Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • Member, Oklahoma Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • Fellow, Oklahoma Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (OKLEND)


Current teaching:

  • CSD 4443: Clinical Observations in CSD
  • CSD 8420: Clinical Practicum in Audiology

Past teaching:

  • CSD 8313: Pediatric Audiology

Research Interests:

  • Hearing Aids and Hearing Aid Uptake
  • Hidden Hearing Loss and Treatment 
  • Clinic Management 
  • Patient/Family-Centered Care
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Select Publications:

  • Kimball, S., Hamilton, T., Benear, E., and Baldwin, J., (2019) Determining Emotional Tone and Verbal Behavior in Patients with Tinnitus and Hyperacusis: An Exploratory Mixed-Methods Study. American Journal of Audiology, 28; 3: 660-672.
  • Benear, E., (2021). Tonic Tensor Tympanic Syndrome. In S. Kimball & M. Fagelson (Eds.), Case Studies in Tinnitus and Sound Sensitivities (pp. 47-51). Thieme. 
  • Benear, E., & Hillerby, I., (2021). Severe Hyperacusis and Tinnitus. In S. Kimball & M. Fagelson (Eds.), Case Studies in Tinnitus and Sound Sensitivities (pp. 84-88). Thieme.