Sandra Gordon-Salant, Ph.D. is Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland.  Dr. Gordon-Salant earned her Ph.D. in Audiology at Northwestern University. She has served as Editor of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, Associate Editor of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America – Express Letters, and member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Committees on Disability Determination for Individuals with Hearing Impairments and Medical Evaluation of Veterans for Disability Determination. Her research interests include the effects of aging and hearing loss on auditory processes, as well as signal enhancement devices for hearing-impaired listeners. She has published over 100 articles and book chapters on the topic of age-related hearing loss and speech understanding problems of older people. She is the senior author of the book, The Aging Auditory System. Dr. Gordon-Salant has  received numerous prestigious research awards including the James Jerger Career Award for Research in Audiology (2009), Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (2011), the Kawana Award for lifetime achievement in publications from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA, 2013), and the Honors of ASHA (2017).. Her research has been supported by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health since 1986.  She was named a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland in 2017 and received the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Dean's Medal in 2023..

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  • PhD
  • MA
Research Methods
Research Interests
Auditory Neuroscience
  • Campus
    Director of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Audiology, Dept. Hearing & Speech Sciences
  • Campus
    HESP Faculty liaison to the IRB
  • National
    Member, Advisory Council, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, NIH

Current Students

Former Students

  • Student Name
    Kelly A. King
    Current Position
    Program Officer, NIH
  • Student Name
    Susan L. Phillips
    Current Position
    Associate Professor, University of North Carolina - Greensboro
Dr. Sandra Gordon-Salant
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Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
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