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Anne Marie Tharpe

Professor and Chair, Vickie and Thomas Flood Endowed Chair


  • B.S., 1979, University of Arizona, AZ
  • M.S., 1980, Vanderbilt University, TN
  • Ph.D., 1994, Vanderbilt University, TN


Anne Marie Tharpe, Professor, and Chair of the DHSS is the author of over 100 journal articles, books, and book chapters dealing with childhood hearing loss, including the Comprehensive Handbook of Pediatric Audiology co-authored with Richard Seewald. In addition, she has spoken to over 300 audiences around the world about various aspects of childhood hearing loss. Dr. Tharpe’s research emphasis has been on furthering our understanding of the developmental impact of hearing loss on young children. This work has been done by examining questions of behavioral indices of attention, environmental exploration, and academic outcomes. More recently, her work has focused on the short and long-term impact of hearing technology interventions on communication in school and at home by children with hearing loss and children with autism.

NIH Biosketch

Pediatric Auditory Research Lab