Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, PA. M.S. degree in Audiology, May 1995, Summa
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA. B.S. degree
in Education of the Hearing Impaired, December 1992, Magna Cum
Lester F. Shapiro, M.D., White Oak, PA (May
1995 November 2000)
- Planned and initiated audiometric practice
including purchasing equipment and supplies, designing
office space, record keeping and personnel management.
- Performed audiometric evaluations
including puretone and speech testing, immitance
measurements, hearing aid evaluations, loudness scaling
and real ear measures.
- Dispensed hearing aids and managed
Veterans Administration Medical Center,
Pittsburgh, PA (March 1995 - April 1995)
- Performed audiometric evaluations on an
adult population including puretone and speech testing,
immittance measurements, hearing aid fittings and
Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA (January
1995 - March 1995)
- Performed audiometric evaluations on a
diverse pediatric population. Evaluations included
puretone and speech testing, immittance measurements,
otoacoustic emissions, auditory evoked potentials,
hearing aid fittings and evaluations including real ear
- Observed cochlear implant surgery and
Penn State University Speech & Hearing
Clinic, University Park, PA (August 1993 - December 1994)
- Performed audiometric evaluations on adult
and pediatric populations. Puretone, speech and
immittance measurements were a part of a routine
- Conducted hearing aid evaluations and
fittings including group aural rehabilitation.
Filtered Sound Effects Research Project
(January 1994 - Present)
- Spectrally filtered sound effects and tested twenty
adults ability to detect and recoginze the filtered
sound effects in quiet and noise. (This study was funded
by The United States Army Research Lab at Aberdeen
Proving Grounds, MD).
- Developed a compact disk with Filtered Sound Effects for
use in audiological threshold testing with children and
difficult to test populations (copyright pending).
Michael and Associates, Inc. (September 1993
- December 1994)
- Tested the performance of hearing protection devices
including earplugs, supra-aural and capmounts for the
purpose of assigning a Noise Reduction Rating.
Research Assistant for Tomasz Letowski,
Ph.D., (November 1993 - December 1994)
- Tested the performance of earplugs, analyzed data and
assigned a Noise Reduction Rating for a research project
studying speech communication in noise using three
different types of earplugs. (This study was funded by a
grant from the National Institute of Occupational Safety
and Health (NIOSH)).
- Collected and analyzed puretone threshold data for a
study examining the loudness discomfort levels of various
age groups. (This study was funded by a grant from the
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Andruss
Myers, Letowski, Abouchacra, Haas, & Kalb.
Detection and recognition of filtered sound effects. Journal
of the American Academy of Audiology, October 1996.
Letowski, Vaughan, Good, Lynch & Myers. Communication
with flat attenuation hearing protectors. Proceedings
of the Internoise Conference, 1998, on CD,
Christchurch, New Zealand, Nov. 22-25.
Letowski, Immanuel, Musso, Myers. Noise tolerance and
successful hearing aid use in elderly individuals.
(Working title, in progress).
Letowski, Myers, & Sevec. Comparison of thresholds of
puretones, warbletones and narrow band noise. (Working
title, in progress).
available upon request