Welcome to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Benjamin Kirby

Assistant Professor of Audiology
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • Au.D. and Ph.D. from University of Iowa (2006-2014) Post doc at Boys Town Research Hospital (2014-2016)
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • CSD 536.Sec 001 Implantable Auditory Protheses
  • CSD 287.Sec 011 Independent Study
  • CSD 500.Sec 001 Independent Study Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • CSD 351.Sec 001 Introduction To Aural Rehabilitation Training
  • CSD 523.Sec 001 Pediatric Audiology
  • Ph D Speech and Hearing Science / audiology - 2014
  • University of Iowa
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: The impact of frequency compression on cortical evoked potentials and perception
  • AuD Audiology - 2010
  • University of Iowa
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Relationships between electrically-evoked potentials and loudness growth in bilateral cochlear implant users
  • BA Linguistics - 2003
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Klein, K., Walker, E., Spratford, M., Kirby, B., McCreery, R. (2017) “Vocabulary facilitates speech perception in children with hearing aids”. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60(8), 2281-2296.
  • Kirby, B., Kopun, J., Spratford, M., Mollak, C., Brennan, M., McCreery, R. (2017) “Listener performance with a novel hearing aid frequency lowering technique”. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 28(9), 810-822.
  • McCreery, R.W., Spratford, M., Kirby, B., & Brennan, M. (2016) “Individual differences in language and working memory affect children’s speech recognition in noise”. International Journal of Audiology, 56(5), 306-315.
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • FUNDED GRANTS
  • New Faculty Initiative Grant (NFIG)