Ph.D. Concentrations - Hearing Science

Earning a Ph.D. in CSD with a concentration in Hearing Science can open the door to many rewarding career paths.  At USF, our faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and staff have a wide range of expertise and on-going research to make the Ph.D. experience rich and fulfilling. Nine full-time faculty with expertise in hearing science and nine state-of-the-art hearing-related laboratories (see our facilities) support our current research and mentoring in the area of hearing science.  With the current shortage of persons with a Ph.D. in hearing science/audiology, we are actively working to grow our Ph.D. program by recruiting promising students with a variety of backgrounds. We encourage prospective Ph.D. students to contact our program director or any faculty with interest areas that overlap your interests.  A brief summary of our areas of expertise includes:

  • Age-related hearing loss
  • Audiological (re)habilitation
  • Audiological evaluation and service delivery
  • Auditory neuroscience (e.g., animal bioacoustics; human brain imaging)
  • Auditory perception & psychoacoustics
  • Cochlear implants
  • Evoked potentials
  • Event related potentials
  • Hearing enhancement technology
  • Speech perception and sensory neural hearing loss
  • Speech perception in reverberation and noise
  • Tinnitus & hyperacusis

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