Radhika Aravamudhan, PhD

Associate Professor

Radhika Aravamudhan, PhD

raravamudhan@salus.edu

Education:

  • PhD, Kent State University, Audiology & Cognition
  • MSc, All India Institute of Speech & Hearing, Mysore, India  
  • BS, All India Institute of Speech & Hearing, Mysore, India  

Role At Salus University:

  • George S. Osborne College of Audiology
    • Assistant Dean
    • Coordinator, Internal Didactic Education
    • Classroom Education, including Acoustics and Psychoacoustics, Electrophysiological Evaluation of Auditory Processing Disorders, Evidence-Based Medicine, Introduction to Clinical Research, and Speech and Language Development and Disorders.
    • Research using neurophysiologic evaluation to measure the perception and processing of auditory stimuli.

Specialty:

  • Auditory cognition: Perception of complex sounds (e.g., speech).
  • Effects of signal processing (in auditory prosthesis such as cochlear implants) on perceptual context effects.
  • Perceptual learning in the auditory system.
  • Neurophysiologic correlates of spectral information in the lower brain stem using Electrophysiological data (FFR or Frequency Following Responses).

Selected Representative Publications:

  • Aravamudhan, R., Lotto, A.J., & Hawks, J. (2008). Perceptual context effects of speech & non-speech sounds: The role of auditory categories.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 124, 1695-1703.
  • Aravamudhan, R. & Lotto, A.J. (2005). Phonetic Context effects in adult Cochlear Implant users and NH simulations, ASHA KIRAN, Article in the fall edition of the Asian –Indian Caucus, 4-5, November.
  • Aravamudhan, R., & Lotto A. J. Context effects in adult cochlear implant users. (Under Review).

Selected Representative Presentations:

  • Aravamudhan, R.(2009). Neural representation of speech sounds: Study using frequency following responses, Research presentation at the Acoustical Society of America, TX.
  • Aravamudhan, R. & Dabrowski, T. (2009) “Making Clinical Decisions Based on the Best Available Evidence.” AudiologyNOW!, TX.
  • Aravamudhan, R. & Lotto, A.J. (2007). Phonetic context effects in normal-hearing listeners using acoustic simulations of cochlear implant signal. Research presentation at the Acoustical Society of America, UT.
  • Aravamudhan, R. & Lotto, A.J. (2006). “It's all about the context - phonemic identification in NH and CI listeners”.  13th Annual Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology Convention, September 29, Harrisburg, PA. (Recipient of Best Presentation Award)
  • Aravamudhan, R. & Lotto, A.J. (2006). Context effects in adult Cochlear Implant users and Normal Hearing Simulations. Research presentation at the American Academy of Audiology, MN.
  • Aravamudhan, R. & Lotto, A.J. (2005). Phonetic Context effects in adult Cochlear Implant users. Research presentation at the Acoustical Society of America, MN.
  • Aravamudhan, R. and Lotto, A.J. (2005). Phonetic Context effects in adult Cochlear Implant users. Research presentation at the Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, Asilomar, CA.
  • Aravamudhan, R. & Lotto, A.J. (2005). Phonetic Context effects in adult Cochlear Implant users. Research presentation at the 10th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, TX.
  • Aravamudhan, R. & Lotto, A. J. (2004). Perceptual overshoot in listeners with cochlear implants. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 116, 2523.
  • Aravamudhan, R. & Hawks, J. (2004). Role of training in perceptual overshot with nonspeech sounds. Poster presented at Acoustical Society of America, NY.
  • Aravamudhan, R. & Hawks, J. (2004). Role of experience in elicitation of perceptual overshoot. Poster presented at American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Aravamudhan, R. & Hawks, J. (2003). Perceptual overshoot in speech and nonspeech sounds, Poster presented at Acoustical Society of America, Nashville, TN.
  • Aravamudhan, R. & Klich, R. (2002). Variability in F2 transitions CV contexts, Research talk at Ohio Speech & Hearing Association, Dayton, OH.
  • Aravamudhan, R. & Schmidt, A. (2001). Training /v/ and /w/ perception in Indian subjects. Poster presented at Acoustical Society of America, Chicago, IL.

Professional Activitites / Recognition / Awards / Grants:

  • Pennsylvania Lions Hearing Research Foundation, Inc. Grant for “Understanding the neurophysiologic representation of spectral information in speech,” (2008 - 2009).
  • Recipient of “Best Professional Poster” award from the Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology (2006).
  • Research Associate at Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE (2004 – 2005)
  • Recipient of NIH funded mentored research grant for American Auditory Society (2004).
  • Recipient of travel awards for conference presentations from Graduate Student Senate, Kent State University, Kent, OH. (1999 - 2004).
  •  “Perceptual Overshoot in Speech and Nonspeech Sounds” Student Research Grant, Graduate Student Senate, Kent State University (2003).
  • Best Student Research Award, Graduate Student Senate, Kent State University (2003).
  • University Fellowship, Research and Graduate Studies (2002 & 2003).
  • Aarti Venkatraman Gold medal for excellence in academic performance in M.Sc, AIISH, Mysore, India (1999).
  • AIISH Merit scholarship for 5 years for excellence in Academic performance from Mysore University, AIISH, India (1994 -1999).

Professional Certifications:

  • Member of Acoustical Society of America.
  • Member of American Academy of Audiology (FAAA)
  • Member of American Speech, Language and Hearing Association.(CCC-A)

08.31.2010