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Lisa L. Hunter, PhD, FAAA

  • Scientific Director of Research, Division of Audiology
  • Professor, UC Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • UC Department of Communication Disorders



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.


Diagnostic pediatric audiology; congenital hearing loss; student precepting


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

Research Areas

Reproductive Sciences, Audiology, Communication Sciences



Peripheral Auditory Involvement in Childhood Listening Difficulty. Hunter, LL; Blankenship, CM; Lin, L; Sloat, NT; Perdew, A; Stewart, H; Moore, DR. Ear and Hearing. 2021; 42:29-41.


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.


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.


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.


Optimizing Clinical Interpretation of Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions in Infants. Blankenship, CM; Hunter, LL; Keefe, DH; Feeney, MP; Brown, DK; McCune, A; Fitzpatrick, DF; Lin, L. Ear and Hearing. 2018; 39:1075-1090.


Longitudinal Development of Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions in Infants With Normal Hearing. Hunter, LL; Blankenship, CM; Keefe, DH; Feeney, MP; Brown, DK; McCune, A; Fitzpatrick, DF; Lin, L. Ear and Hearing. 2018; 39:863-873.


Cochlear Microphonic and Summating Potential Responses from Click-Evoked Auditory Brain Stem Responses in High-Risk and Normal Infants. Hunter, LL; Blankenship, CM; Gunter, RG; Keefe, DH; Feeney, MP; Brown, DK; Baroch, K. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 2018; 29:427-442.

Barriers to and Facilitators of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention in the United States: A Systematic Review. Findlen, UM; Davenport, CA; Cadieux, J; Gehred, A; Frush Holt, R; Vaughn, LM; Houston, D; Hunter, LL. Ear and Hearing. 2023; 44:448-459.

Brainstem auditory physiology in children with listening difficulties. Hunter, LL; Blankenship, CM; Shinn-Cunningham, B; Hood, L; Zadeh, LM; Moore, DR. Hearing Research. 2023; 429:108705.