AAS Special Recognition Award, 2016, Scottsdale
Brenda Ryals (far left), Editor of Ear and Hearing, presenting the award for the Ear and Hearing Supplement to OCHL collaborators. Accepting the award (from left to right) are Mary Pat Moeller, Ryan McCreery, Ruth Bentler, Pat Stelmachowicz, Beth Walker and Merry Spratford.
ASHA Editor’s Award, Chicago, 2013
Accepting the award (from left to right) are Lenore Holte, Beth Walker, Merry Spratford, Mary Pat Moeller, Bruce Tomblin.

Publications:

Being mindful of “mild”. In Jane Madell, Carol Flexer, Erin Schafer & Jace Wolfe (Eds.) Pediatric Audiology Casebook, 2nd Ed. Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc, New York, NY.

Service delivery to children with mild hearing loss: current practice patterns and parent perceptions. American Journal of Audiology.

Assessing vocal development in infants and toddlers who are hard of hearing: A parent report tool. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. doi:10.1093/deafed/en027. [PMCID: PMC4902879 – available 7/1/2017] http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/05/02/deafed.enw027.full.pdf?keytype=ref&ijkey=D2xVu6uYnbS3lhJ (free journal article)

Stability of audiometric thresholds for children with hearing aids applying the AAA pediatric amplification guidelines: Implications for safety. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 27(3), 252-263. doi:10.3766/jaaa. 15049. [PMCID: PMC4789775 – available 3/1/2017]

Children with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder fitted with hearing aids applying the American Academy of Audiology pediatric amplification guideline: Current practice and outcomes. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 27(3), 304-218. doi:10.3766/jaaa.15050. [PMCID: PMC4789798] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4789798/ (Free PubMed Central Article)

Ear and Hearing Supplement   [LINK]

An introduction to the Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss study. Ear and Hearing. Advance online publication.
doi:10.1097/AUD.0000000000000210 [LINK]

Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss: Data collection and methods. Ear and Hearing. Advance online publication. doi:10.1097/AUD.0000000000000212 [LINK]

Longitudinal Predictors of Aided Speech Audibility. Ear and Hearing. Advance online publication. doi:10.1097/AUD.0000000000000211 [LINK]

Trends and predictors of longitudinal hearing aid use for children who are hard of hearing. Ear and Hearing. Advance online publication. doi:10.1097/AUD.0000000000000208 [LINK]

Quantity and quality of caregivers’ linguistic input to 18-month and 3-year old children who are hard of hearing. Ear and Hearing. Advance online publication. doi:10.1097/AUD.0000000000000209 [LINK]

Speech recognition and parent ratings from auditory development questionnaires in children who are hard of hearing. Ear and Hearing. Advance online publication. doi:10.1097/AUD.0000000000000213 [LINK]

Language outcomes in young children with mild to severe hearing loss. Ear and Hearing. Advance online publication. doi:10.1097/AUD.0000000000000219 [LINK]

Epilogue: Conclusions and implications for research and practice. Ear and Hearing. Advance online publication. doi:10.1097/AUD.0000000000000214 [LINK]

Afterword: Lessons learned about multicenter research collaboration. Ear and Hearing. Advance online publication. doi:10.1097/AUD.0000000000000215 [LINK]

Editorial: The Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss study. Ear and Hearing. Advance online publication. doi:10.1097/AUD.0000000000000220 [LINK]

Hearing aids and Auditory-Verbal Therapy. In W. Estabrooks, K. MacIver-Lux, & E.A. Rhoades. Auditory-Verbal Therapy for young children with hearing loss and their families, and the practitioners who guide them. Plural Publishing.

The Influence of Hearing Aid Use on Outcomes of Children with Mild Hearing Loss. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 1611-1625. doi:10.1044/2015_JSLHR-H-15-0043
[LINK]

Factors affecting early services for children who are hard of hearing. Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools. Published online. doi 10.1044/2015_LSHSS-14-0078. [PMID: 26440475]
[LINK] (PubMed Abstract)

The Impact of Degree of Hearing Loss on Auditory Brainstem Response Predictions of Behavioral Thresholds. Ear and Hearing,36(3), 309-319. doi:10.1097/AUD.0000000000000120. [PMCID: PMC4409932 – available 6/1/2016]
[LINK] (PubMed Abstract)

High-frequency audibility: The effects of audiometric configuration, stimulus type and device. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 26(2), 138-137. doi:10.3766/jaaa.26.2.3. [PMCID: PMC4397964 – available 2/1/2016]
[LINK] (PubMed Abstract)

The role of sentence position, allomorph, and morpheme type on accurate use of s-related morphemes by children who are hard of hearing.
Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research, 58, 396-409. [PMCID: PMC4398614 – available 10-1-2015]
[LINK] (PubMed Abstract)

Understanding limited use of amplification in infants and children who are hard of hearing.
ASHA Perspectives-SIG9-2014-0013. – not peer reviewed, not subject to NIH Public Access Policy.
[LINK] (Abstract only – need subscription for full text)

Promoting consistent auditory experience in children who wear hearing aids.
Audiology Today, 27(2), 44-47. – not peer reviewed, not subject to NIH Public Access Policy.
[LINK]

Automated vocal analysis of children with hearing loss and their typical and atypical peers.
Ear and Hearing. Advance online publication. doi:10.1097/AUD.0000000000000138
[LINK] (PubMed Abstract)

Speech sound production in 2-year-olds who are hard of hearing.
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 23, 91-104. doi:10.1044/2014_AJSLP-13-0039 [PMCID: PMC4035418]
[LINK] (Free PubMed Central Article)

Linguistic input, electronic media, and communication outcomes of toddlers with hearing loss.
Ear and Hearing,35(2), 139-147. doi:10.1097/AUD.0b013e3182a76768 [PMCID: PMC3944057]
[LINK] (Free PubMed Central Article)

Timeliness of service delivery for children with later-identified mild-to-severe hearing loss.
American Journal of Audiology, 23, 116-128. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2013/13-0031) [PMCID: PMC3950303]
[LINK] (Free PubMed Central Article)

The influence of hearing aids on speech and language development of children with hearing loss.
JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, 140(5), 403-409. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.267. [PMID:24700303; NIHMSID: NIHMS586500]
[LINK] (Free PubMed Central Article)

Nonlinear frequency compression in hearing aids: Impact on speech and language development.
Ear and Hearing. Advance online publication. doi:10.1097/AUD.0000000000000030
[LINK] (Free PubMed Central Article)

The effect of hearing aid technologies on listening in an automobile.
Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 24, 474-485. doi:10.3766/jaaa.24.6.4 [PMCID: 4111914]
[LINK] (Free PubMed Central Article)

Predictors of hearing aid use time in children with mild-to-severe hearing loss.
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 44, 73-88. doi:10.1044/0161-1461. [PMCID: PMC3543484]
[LINK] (Free PubMed Central Article)

Characteristics of hearing aid fittings in infants and young children.
Ear and Hearing, 34(6), 701-710. doi:10.1097/AUD.0b013e31828f1033 [PMCID: PMC3740078]
[LINK] (Free PubMed Central Article)

Grammatical outcomes of 3- and 6-year-old children who are hard of hearing.
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 56(5), 1701-1714. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2013/12-0188) [PMCID: PMC3951012]
[LINK] (Free PubMed Central Article)

An evidence-based systematic review of frequency lowering in hearing aids for school-age children with hearing loss.
American Journal of Audiology, 21, 313-328. doi:10.1044/1059-0889 [PMCID: PMC3721307]
[LINK] (Free PubMed Central Article)

An evidence-based systematic review of amplitude compression in hearing aids for school-age children with hearing loss.
American Journal of Audiology, 21, 269-294. doi:10.1044/1059-0889 [PMCID: PMC3742005]
[LINK] (Free PubMed Central Article)

An evidence-based systematic review of directional microphones and digital noise reduction hearing aids in school-age children with hearing loss.
American Journal of Audiology, 21, 295-312. doi:10.1044/1059-0889 [PMCID: PMC3723379]
[LINK] (Free PubMed Central Article)

Factors influencing follow-up to Newborn Hearing Screening for infants who are hard-of-hearing.
American Journal of Audiology, 21, 163-174. doi:10.1044/1059-0889 [PMCID: PMC3435452]. [Journal Editor’s Award]
[LINK] (Free PubMed Central Article)

Quantity of parental language in the home environments of hard-of-hearing 2-year-olds.
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. 17(4), 402-420. doi:10.1093/deafed/ens025 [PMCID: PMC3529623]
[LINK] (Free PubMed Central Article)

Understanding communication outcomes: New tools and insights.
In R. C. Seewald & J. M. Bamford (Eds.), A Sound Foundation Through Early Amplification: Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference (pp. 245-260). Chicago, IL: Phonak AG.
[LINK] (Phonak Proceedings .pdf)