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


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.


Hunter LL, Blankenship CM, Gunter RG, Keefe DH, Feeney MP, Brown DK, Baroch K. Cochlear microphonic and summating potential responses from click-evoked auditory brainstem responses in high risk and normal infants. J Am Acad Audiol. 2018 May;29(5):427-442.

Sininger Y, Hunter L, Hayes D, Roush P, Uhler K. 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. Ear and Hearing. 2018.

Blankenshi CM, Hunter LL, Keefe DH, Feeney MP, Brown DK, McCune A, Fitzpatrick DF, Lin L. Optimizing clinical interpretation of distortion product otoacoustic emissions in infants. Ear Hear. 2018.

Keefe DH, Patrick Feeney M, Hunter LL, Fitzpatrick DF, Sanford CA. Pressurized transient otoacoustic emissions measured using click and chirp stimuli. J Acoust Soc Am. 2018 Jan;143(1):399.  

Hunter LL, Blankenship CM, Keefe DH, Feeney MP, Brown DK, McCune A, Fitzpatrick DF, Lin L. Longitudinal development of distortion product otoacoustic emissions in infants with normal hearing. Ear Hear. 2018 Jan 23.

Garinis AC, Keefe DH, Hunter LL, Fitzpatrick DF, Putterman DB, McMillan GP, Gold JA, Feeney MP. Chirp-Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions and Middle Ear Absorbance for Monitoring Ototoxicity in Cystic Fibrosis Patients. Ear Hear. 2017 Jul 13.

Hunter LL, Keefe DH, Feeney MP, Brown DK, Meinzen-Derr J, Elsayed A, Amann J, Manickam V, Fitzpatrick DH, Shott S. Wideband acoustic immittance in children with Down syndrome: Prediction of middle-ear dysfunction and conductive hearing loss. Int J Audiol. 2017 Apr 22:1-13.

Garinis AC, Cross CP, Srikanth P, Carroll K, Feeney MP, Keefe DH, Hunter LL, Putterman D, Cohen DM, Gold J, Steyger PS. The cumulative effects of intravenous antibiotic treatments on hearing in patients with cystic fibrosis. J Cystic Fibrosis. 2017 May;16(3):401-409.

Keefe DH, Feeney MP, Hunter LL, Fitzpatrick DH. Aural acoustic stapedius-muscle reflex threshold procedures to test human infants and adults. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2017 Feb;18(1):65-88.

Hunter LL, Keefe DH, Feeney MP, Brown DK, Lin L, Fitzpatrick DF. Pressurized wideband acoustic stapedial reflex thresholds in newborns and infants: normal development and relationship to newborn hearing screening. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2017 Feb;18(1):49-63.