B.A., Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences/Psychology, University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
Au.D., Audiology: Pediatric Specialty Track, Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
My primary research interests share a clinically translational focus, encompassing pediatric audiology, aural rehabilitation, and early intervention. Our recent laboratory team studies have explored the multifaceted effects of remote microphone system (RMS) use in homes of children with hearing loss, specifically focusing on communication skills, language outcomes, speech perception, and auditory brain development (utilizing EEG measures). To that end, I endeavor to expand future investigations into the impact of childhood hearing loss on holistic quality of life/psychosocial domains, in efforts to enhance modern healthcare interventions and provide beneficial familial support resources.
Overall, I aspire to improve audiological service delivery through the implementation of effective counseling techniques, advances in amplification technology, and individualized treatment strategies. By also contributing to our professional field as a hearing scientist, I intend to synthesize clinical work and scientific discovery into a dynamic union of medical innovation and patient assistance.
- Feldman, J.I., Thompson, E., Davis, H., Keceli-Kaysili, B., Dunham, K., Woynaroski, T., Tharpe, A.M., & Picou, E. (in review). Remote Microphone Systems Can Improve Listening-in-Noise Accuracy and Listening Effort for Youth with Autism.
- Thompson, E. C., Benítez-Barrera, C. R., Angley, G. P., Woynaroski, T., & Tharpe, A. M. (2020). Remote microphone system use in the homes of children with hearing loss: Impact on caregiver communication and child vocalizations. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 63, 633-642.
- Benítez-Barrera, C., Thompson, E., Angley, G., Woynaroski, T., & Tharpe., A. M. (2019). Remote microphone use at home: Impact on child-directed speech. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 62(6).
- Thompson, E., (2017). Experiencing the ASHA Convention as an ARTA Recipient. ASHA Audiology Connections, 27.