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Susan L. Phillips

Susan Phillips is an Associate Professor of Audiology in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is also the Director of New Faculty Mentoring at UNCG. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Avila College in Kansas City, Missouri, a Master's degree from Western Maryland College, and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland-College Park. Previously she held a faculty position at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Dr. Phillips' research focuses on the variables involved in hearing loss in musicians, including practice exposure levels and genetic predisposition. Her previous research was in the area of speech perception in older adults with hearing loss, which was funded by the National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders.

There are 11 included publications by Susan L. Phillips :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
The effect of silence on tinnitus perception. 2005 831 OBJECTIVE: The effect of sustained silence was studied on the emergence of tinnitus perception in 120 normal hearing young adult Caucasians and African Americans. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: After sitting in a sound booth for a period of 20 minutes, p...
Environmental Factors in Susceptibility to Noise-induced Hearing Loss in Student Musicians. 2008 505 Hearing threshold and survey data collected over 3 years in a university school of music indicate that 52% of undergraduate music students show declines in high-frequency hearing at 6000 Hz consistent with acoustic overexposure. Declines at 4000 Hz h...
Establishing a new faculty mentoring program: Proposal Development. 2010 2638 Mentoring programs for new faculty provide clear benefits to the participant. However, the availability of mentoring is typically uneven across many campuses. This article describes how faculty development centers can successfully propose a New Facul...
Frequency and temporal resolution in elderly listeners with good and poor word recognition. 2000 958 There is a subgroup of elderly listeners with hearing loss who can be characterized by exceptionally poor speech understanding. This study examined the hypothesis that the poor speech-understanding performance of some elderly listeners is associated ...
"It Seems that Everyone in My Family Loses Their Hearing!" Results of a Study of Hereditary Factors in Adult-Onset Hearing Loss. 1994 538 Gallaudet University, the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and SHHH are completing a study to determine the extent to which genetic factors are involved in hearing loss that occurs in adulthood. This study, the first of its kind, is funded ...
Mentoring Graduate Clinicians: Learning from who you are. 2005 437 Developing student clinicians in professional fields often focus on externals, such as processing incoming information and mastering technical skills. Informal and formal faculty mentoring can help student clinicians to integrate these external skill...
Prevalence of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Student Musicians 2010 386 This study describes the prevalence and characteristics of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in student musicians (N = 329) aged 18–25 years. Students completed a questionnaire regarding exposures before a hearing assessment. NIHL was defined by the ...
Preventing Hearing Loss. 2008 706 Faculty and students in schools of music spend major portions of their time in environments (e.g., practice rooms, rehearsal rooms, and teaching studios) with sound levels that may put them at risk of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). NIHL is caused...
Sound level measurements in music practice rooms. 2008 977 Average sound levels and percentage of daily dose of noise exposure were measured in the practice rooms of a university school of music, with the primary objective of determining whether sound levels in student practice rooms were high enough to warr...
Using the telephone. 1995 322 We have all heard stories of the three-year-old who dialed 9-1-1 and saved his parent's or sibling's life. Learning to use the telephone is not only fun for children, but an important daily living skill as well. These days, the telephone is used for...
Voiced initial consonant perception deficits in older listeners with hearing loss and good and poor word recognition. 2009 510 Purpose: This study examined differences in voiced consonant-vowel (CV) perception in older listeners with normal hearing and in 2 groups of older listeners with matched hearing losses: those with good and those with poor word recognition scores. Me...