Welcome to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders



Hua Ou

M.D., Ph.D., CCC-A
Assistant Professor

Office Address: 216 Fairchild Hall
Office Phone: 309-438-5264
Office Hours:
Email: Contact Hua Ou (hou)
Website: Visit Hua Ou’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Teaching Interests:
Research Interests:
  • Comparative effectiveness of amplification
  • Binaural hearing
  • Epidemiology in communication sciences and disorders

PhD     The University of Iowa, Hearing Science

MS       The University of Iowa, Biostatistics

MD      Sichuan University West China Medical Center, Clinical Medicine





Selected Publications:
1. Ou, H., Bentler, R.A., & Goodman, S.S. (In revision). The Impact of Bilateral Gain Reduction on Localization and Speech Perception in Spatially-Separated Noise. Ear and Hearing

2. Holte, L., Walker, E., Oleson, J., Spratford, M., Moeller, M.P., Roush, P., Ou, H. & Tomblin, J.B. (2012). Factors influencing follow-up to Newborn Hearing Screening for infants who are hard-of-hearing. American Journal of Audiology. 21:163-74

3. Walker, E., Spratford, M., Moeller, M.P., Oleson, J., Ou, H., Roush, P., & Jacobs, S. (2013). Predictors of hearing aid use in children with hearing loss. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. 44:73-88

4. Ou, H., Dunn, C. C., Bentler, R. A., & Zhang, X. Y. (2008). Measuring Cochlear Implant Satisfaction in Postlingually Deafened Adults with the SADL inventory. The Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 19:721-34

5. Ou, H. & Dunn, C.C. (2008). New Methodologies for Determining if Two Cochlear Implants are Necessary. http://www.audiologyonline.com/articles/article_detail.asp?article_id=2113