A photo of Lisa Hunter.

Scientific Director of Research, Division of Audiology

Professor, UC Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck SurgeryUC Department of Communication Disorders



Biography & Affiliation


Lisa Hunter, PhD, is the scientific director for Audiology in the Communication Sciences Research Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and a professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Hunter has more than 25 years of pediatric clinical, research and teaching experience. A graduate and former faculty member of the University of Cincinnati and the University of Minnesota, she developed and directed the AuD program at the University of Utah. She was a visiting scientist at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and has volunteered in Kenya on audiologic missions at a school for the deaf.

Dr. Hunter has authored more than 90 published articles, chapters and books in pediatric audiology and frequently lectures nationally and internationally, as well as serving on expert panels and task forces. She is currently conducting studies on a range of pediatric hearing loss, funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). She serves as chair of the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE).

Clinical Interests

Diagnostic pediatric audiology; congenital hearing loss; student precepting

Research Interests

Middle ear physiology; newborn hearing screening; childhood hearing loss diagnosis; intervention trials

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck SurgeryUC Department of Communication Disorders

Research Divisions

Reproductive Sciences, Audiology, Communication Sciences


MA: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1986.

PhD: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1993.

Fellow: American Academy of Audiology, 1993.

Licensure: State of Ohio Board of Audiology.


Extended high frequency hearing and speech perception implications in adults and children. Hunter, LL; Monson, BB; Moore, DR; Dhar, S; Wright, BA; Munro, KJ; Zadeh, LM; Blankenship, CM; Stiepan, SM; Siegel, JH. Hearing Research. 2020; 397:107922-107922.

Peripheral Auditory Involvement in Childhood Listening Difficulty. Hunter, LL; Blankenship, CM; Lin, L; Sloat, NT; Perdew, A; Stewart, H; Moore, DR. Ear and Hearing. 2020; 42:29-41.

Postgraduate Specialization Fellowship Training for Audiologists: Survey Results From Educators, Supervisors, and Students. Arenberg, JG; Hull, RH; Hunter, L. American Journal of Audiology: a journal of clinical practice. 2020; 29:290-299.

Protocol for Rapid, Accurate, Electrophysiologic, Auditory Assessment of Infants and Toddlers. Sininger, YS; Hunter, LL; Roush, PA; Windmill, S; Hayes, D; Uhler, KM. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 2020; 31:455-468.

Listening Difficulties in Children: Behavior and Brain Activation Produced by Dichotic Listening of CV Syllables. Moore, DR; Hugdahl, K; Stewart, HJ; Vannest, J; Perdew, AJ; Sloat, NT; Cash, EK; Hunter, LL. Frontiers in Psychology. 2020; 11.

The Clinical Journey of Patients with Riboflavin Transporter Deficiency Type 2. Amir, F; Atzinger, C; Massey, K; Greinwald, J; Hunter, LL; Ulm, E; Kettler, M. Journal of Child Neurology. 2020; 35:283-290.

Extended high-frequency hearing enhances speech perception in noise. Zadeh, LM; Silbert, NH; Sternasty, K; Swanepoel, DW; Hunter, LL; Moore, DR. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. 2019; 116:23753-23759.

Pediatric Audiology Productivity: Results From a Multicenter Survey. Steuerwald, W; Hunter, LL; Karzon, R. American Journal of Audiology: a journal of clinical practice. 2019; 28:628-659.

High frequency transient-evoked otoacoustic emission measurements using chirp and click stimuli. Keefe, DH; Feeney, MP; Hunter, LL; Fitzpatrick, DF; Blankenship, CM; Garinis, AC; Putterman, DB; Wroblewski, M. Hearing Research. 2019; 371:117-139.

Evaluation of Speed and Accuracy of Next-Generation Auditory Steady State Response and Auditory Brainstem Response Audiometry in Children With Normal Hearing and Hearing Loss. Sininger, YS; Hunter, LL; Hayes, D; Roush, PA; Uhler, KM. Ear and Hearing. 2018; 39:1207-1223.