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Erin Picou

Associate Professor


  • B.S., 2003, Middle Tennessee State University, TN
  • Au.D., 2007, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, TN
  • Ph.D., 2011, Vanderbilt University, TN


Erin Picou, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A, is an associate 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.  She now directs the Hearing and Affect Perception Interest (HAPI) laboratory, which focuses on speech recognition, listening effort, and emotional perception for adults and school-aged children. 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 clinical and research graduates. Erin is currently serving as section editor for the American Journal of Audiology and Ear and Hearing.

Dan Maddox Hearing Aid Research Laboratory

ResearchGate identification: Erin_Picou

NIH Bibliography