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Jourdan Holder

Assistant Professor


  • BS, 2012, University of Texas, 2012 (Austin, TX)
  • Au.D., 2016, Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Ph.D., 2021, Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)

Jourdan Holder, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Texas at Austin in Audiology followed by her Doctor of Audiology at Vanderbilt University. She then spent two years working as a clinical and research audiologist at Vanderbilt. After gaining clinical experience and observing the need for research in the area of cochlear implants, she began her Ph.D. at Vanderbilt in 2018. Dr. Holder completed her Ph.D. at Vanderbilt in 2021 in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences with a specialization in Cochlear Implants.

Currently, Dr. Holder is an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences with a joint appointment in the Department of Otolaryngology. She serves adult and pediatric cochlear implant recipients in the clinic in addition to conducting research in Vanderbilt’s Cochlear Implant Research Lab. Her primary research interests include understanding and improving speech perception and quality of life outcomes for cochlear implant recipients using a variety of different methods and improving access to cochlear implant technology, especially for non-traditional pediatric candidates. Her work has resulted in over 25 peer-reviewed publications and numerous scientific presentations nationally and internationally.

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