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Sherri L Smith, PhD, AuD, CCC-A

Co-Chief, Division of Communication Sciences
Senior Fellow, Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
Associate Professor of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
Office: 164 Baker House, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC DUMC 3887, Durham, NC 27710

Dr. Smith's core research focuses on improving the assessment and treatment of hearing loss in older adults. Specifically, her work centers on comparing the effectiveness of current hearing interventions, developing new, innovative clinical tools, and examining alternative service-delivery approaches that help patients reach their individual hearing goals and improve their quality of life.

Dr. Smith also collaborates with multi-disciplinary teams to better understand the impact of hearing loss on other health conditions and services. Current projects involve understanding the impact of hearing loss on surgical outcomes in older adults, determining the mechanisms that may explain the independent association between hearing loss and falls in older adults, and comparing different models of hearing screenings for older adults in primary care settings.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of Florida, 2003
  • Au.D., University of Florida, 2001
  • B.A., University of Florida, 1997

Publications

Chisolm, Theresa Hnath, Gabrielle H. Saunders, Melissa T. Frederick, Rachel A. McArdle, Sherri L. Smith, and Richard H. Wilson. “Learning to listen again: the role of compliance in auditory training for adults with hearing loss.” Am J Audiol 22, no. 2 (December 2013): 339–42. https://doi.org/10.1044/1059-0889(2013/12-0081).

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Smith, Sherri L., Todd Ricketts, Rachel A. McArdle, Theresa H. Chisolm, Genevieve Alexander, and Gene Bratt. “Style preference survey: a report on the psychometric properties and a cross-validation experiment.” J Am Acad Audiol 24, no. 2 (February 2013): 89–104. https://doi.org/10.3766/jaaa.24.2.3.

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Wilson, Richard H., Rachel McArdle, Kelly L. Watts, and Sherri L. Smith. “The Revised Speech Perception in Noise Test (R-SPIN) in a multiple signal-to-noise ratio paradigm.” J Am Acad Audiol 23, no. 8 (September 2012): 590–605. https://doi.org/10.3766/jaaa.23.7.9.

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Smith, Sherri L., Margaret Kathleen Pichora-Fuller, Richard H. Wilson, and Ewen N. Macdonald. “Word recognition for temporally and spectrally distorted materials: the effects of age and hearing loss.” Ear Hear 33, no. 3 (May 2012): 349–66. https://doi.org/10.1097/AUD.0b013e318242571c.

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Echt, Katharina V., Sherri L. Smith, Andrea Backscheider Burridge, and Avron Spiro. “Longitudinal changes in hearing sensitivity among men: the Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study.” J Acoust Soc Am 128, no. 4 (October 2010): 1992–2002. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.3466878.

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Smith, Sherri L., Colleen M. Noe, and Genevieve C. Alexander. “Evaluation of the International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids in a veteran sample.” J Am Acad Audiol 20, no. 6 (June 2009): 374–80. https://doi.org/10.3766/jaaa.20.6.5.

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Smith, Sherri L., Loren W. Bennett, and Richard H. Wilson. “Prevalence and characteristics of dual sensory impairment (hearing and vision) in a veteran population.” J Rehabil Res Dev 45, no. 4 (2008): 597–609. https://doi.org/10.1682/jrrd.2007.02.0023.

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