Skip to main content

Erin Picou

Research Assistant Professor, Hearing and Speech Sciences


  • BS, Communication Sciences & Disorders, 2003, Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN)
  • AuD, Audiology, 2007, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Nashville, TN)
  • PhD, Hearing Science, 2011, Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)


Erin Picou, AuD, PhD, CCC-A, is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  She has been working in the Dan Maddox Hearing Aid Research Laboratory since she was an AuD student. After completing her Ph.D. (also at Vanderbilt) she was hired to a research faculty position.  Her research interests are primarily related to hearing aid technologies for adults and children, with a specific focus on speech recognition, listening effort, and emotional responses to sound. This work continues to be supported through a variety of industry and federal funding sources.  In addition to her research activities, Erin is involved with teaching and mentoring AuD students at Vanderbilt. Erin is currently serving on the editorial board of the American Journal of Audiology and as a Section Editor (Amplification) for Ear and Hearing.

Dan Maddox Hearing Aid Research Laboratory

ResearchGate identification: Erin_Picou

NIH Bibliography

Teaches to AuD, MDE and MS-SLP students.