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Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Faculty and Staff

Suzanne H. Kimball, AuD, CCC-A

  • Professor
  • Undergraduate Program Coordinator

AHB 3082

(405) 271-4214, ext. 46068


  • AuD, Audiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2001

Societies and Organizations:

Member, Alpha Eta Honor Society


Professional Program:

  • CSD 8420: Clinical Practicum in Audiology
  • CSD 8490: SS: Genetics in CSD
  • CSD 9123 Tinnitus and Sound Sensitivities

Undergraduate Program:

  • CSD 3463: Foundations of Audiology
  • CSD 4490: Studies in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • CSD 4493: Diagnosis and Treatment in Audiology

Research Interests:

  • Tinnitus and Sound Sensitivity (Hyperacusis and Misophonia)
  • Telehealth (teleaudiology)


  • REAM Foundation, Misophonia Research Fund 2021-2023, A stakeholder-informed large-scale study of the impact of misophonia on children and families, Collaboration with co-investigators at Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Psychology (Kimball contribution, consultant).
  • College of Allied Health, Seed Grant 2022. (Mentees: E Robertson, BS [Y3 medical student]; G Stapleton, MA, and K Weston, BA), $5000.00

Clinical Interests:

  • Tinnitus, Hyperacusis and Misophonia diagnosis and treatment
  • Adult and pediatric diagnostics
  • Hearing aid dispensing

Select Publications:

  • Norris J, Kimball S, Nemri D, and Ethridge L. 2022. Toward a Multidimensional Understanding of Misophonia Using Cluster-Based Phenotyping, Frontiers in Neuroscience,
  • Kimball S and Fagelson, M. 2021. Tinnitus and Sound Sensitivity Casebook, Thieme Publishers, New York.
  • Sharp E and Kimball S. 2020. A Case of Extreme Misophonia and Hyperacusis in Valente and Valente, Adult Audiology Casebook, 2nd Edition, Thieme Publishing. ISBN: 9781626237292
  • Kimball S, Hamilton T, Main L and Benear E. 2019. Determining Emotional Tone and Verbal Behavior in Patients with Tinnitus and Hyperacusis: A Mixed Method Study, American Journal of Audiology.
  • Kimball, S, Singh G, John A and Jenstad L, 2018. Implications and Attitudes of Audiologists towards Smartphone Integration in Hearing Healthcare, Hearing Research.
  • Kimball S, Johnson C, Baldwin J, Barton K, Mathews C, and Danhauer J. 2018.  Hearing aids as a treatment for tinnitus patients with mild sensorineural hearing loss, Seminars in Hearing, 39(2), 123-134.
  • Johnson, CE, Barbee, CM, Danhauer, JL, Jilla, AM, Kimball, SH, Seever, KL. 2018. Toward the Future of Early Intervention for Adult Hearing Loss, Seminars in Hearing, 39(2), 221-226.
  • Sharp E and Kimball S. 2018. A Case of Extreme Misophonia and Hyperacusis in Valente and Valente, Audiology Case Studies, Thieme Publishing.
  • Myers J, John A, Kimball S and Fruits T (2016). Prevalence of tinnitus and noise-induced hearing loss in dentists. Noise and Health, 18(85), 283-402.
  • Kimball SK, Urban B, John AB (2013).  Factors affecting patient retention and quality of care.  Audiology Practices, 4(1).
  • Kimball, S. (2010). Concerns regarding direct-to-consumer hearing aid purchasing. The Volta Review, 110(3), 447-457.
  • Kimball S. Hearing Aids. eMedicine from WebMD. Updated July 2013.
  • Kimball S. Speech Audiometry. eMedicine from WebMD. Updated July 2013. 
  • Kimball, S. 2008. Inquiry into online hearing test raises doubt about its validity. The Hearing Journal, 61(3), 38-46.
  • Kimball, S. (2008) Making earmold impressions at home: How well can untrained  consumers do it?  The Hearing Journal, 61(4), 26-30.
  • Kimball, S. and Yopchick, S. (2009) Study compares hearing aids fitted online with clinical findings. The Hearing Journal, 62(3), 44-47.