The book interweaves both basic and applied research, and hence provides "translational" perspectives on hot topics in hearing science.
The first book in the series is Normal Aspects of Hearing.
The second book is Hearing Across the Lifespan-Assessment and Disorders and provides "translational" perspectives on current topics in hearing science.
Kelly Tremblay, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University at Washington. She earned a bachelors degree. in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and a MSc in Audiology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her interest in hearing science began in Colorado, as an audiologist who worked with hearing aid and cochlear implant users. Interested in auditory rehabilitation, she returned to school to learn more about the neuroscience underlying rehabilitation. She completed a PhD at Northwestern University, followed by post-doctoral training at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, California.
As a clinician and neuroscientist, Kelly Tremblay uses her training in neuroscience to better understand some of the everyday listening difficulties people with hearing loss describe. Because the typical person with a hearing loss is usually older and has been deprived of sound for some time, Dr. Tremblays scholarly interests include defining the effects of aging and hearing loss on the brain. Another research interest of hers is to determine if auditory training can be used to improve the neural representation of acoustic cues transmitted by the ear to the cortex. She has published numerous papers and book chapters on these topics, and has received grant awards from many organizations including the National Institutes of Health. She has served as an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Audiology, an Assistant Editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, and a Section Editor for the journal Ear and Hearing.
Robert Burkard, PhD, CCC-A is Professor and Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Science, at the University at Buffalo. He earned his BS in Communication Disorders at Buffalo State College, and his MS and PhD in Audiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He did a post-doc in the Department of Biology at Washington University. His first faculty position (Assistant then Associate Professor) was in the Department of Communication Disorders at Boston University. He moved to the University at Buffalo, where he was an Associate then Full Professor, in the Departments of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, and Otolaryngology. He moved to the Department of Rehabilitation Science, in the School of Public Health and Health Professions, in 2006.
His scholarly interests include acoustics and calibration, auditory physiology, and (more recently) vestibular function and balance. His research in auditory physiology has focused on human and animal auditory evoked potentials, but includes some single-unit electrophysiology and functional imaging studies. He has served as Editor for the American Journal of Audiology, was the Audiology co-Chair of the 2007 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention in Boston, has served as vice Chair and Chair of the American National Standards (ANSI) S3 Bioacoustics Accredited Standards Committee, and currently serves as a member of the ASHA Health Care Economics Committee.