Lisa L. Hunter, PhD, FAAA

Scientific Director of Research, Division of Audiology

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

UC Department of Communication Disorders

Phone 513-803-0532

Fax 513-636-7316



Diagnostic pediatric audiology; congenital hearing loss; student precepting


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

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).

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.

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Hunter LL, Meinzen-Derr J, Wiley S, Horvath C, Kothari R, Wexelblatt S. Influence of the WIC program on loss to follow-up for newborn hearing screening. Pediatrics. 2016 Jul;138(1).

Hunter LL, Keefe DH, Feeney MP, Fitzpatrick DF, Lin L. Longitudinal development of wideband reflectance tympanometry in normal and at-risk infants. Hearing Research. 2015 Dec 19.

Keefe DH, Hunter LL, Feeney MP, Fitzpatrick D. Procedures for ambient-pressure and tympanometric tests of aural acoustic reflectance and admittance in human infants and adults. J Acoust Soc Am. 2015;138(6):3625-53.

Elsayed A, Hunter LL, Keefe DH, Feeney MP, Brown DK, Meinzen-Derr JK, Baroch K, Sullivan-Mahoney M, Francis K, Schaid LG. Air and Bone Conduction Tone-burst Auditory Brainstem Thresholds using an Adaptive Processing Approach in Non-sedated Normal Hearing Newborns. Ear and Hearing. 2015;36:471-81.

Sidell D, Hunter L, Lin L, Arjmand E. Risk factors for hearing loss surrounding pressure equalization tube placement in children. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2014.

Moore DR, Hunter LL. Auditory processing disorder (APD) in children: A marker of neurodevelopmental syndrome. Hearing Balance and Communication. Early Online 1-8. 2013.

Hunter LL, Prieve BA, Kei JA, Sanford CA. Pediatric Applications of Wideband Acoustic Immittance Measures. Ear and Hearing. 2013;34(S1):36-42.

Hunter L, Feeney MP, Lapsley Miller JA, Jeng PS, Bohning S. Wideband reflectance in newborns: Normative regions and relationship to hearing screening results. Ear & Hearing. 2010;31:599-610.

Hunter LL, Tubaugh L, Jackson A, Propes S. Wideband middle ear power measurement in infants and children. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 2008;19:309-324.

Hunter LL, Davey CS, Kohtz A, Daly KA. Hearing screening and middle ear measures in American Indian infants and toddlers. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2007 Sep;71(9):1429-38.