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The AuD Capstone "Clinical Project"

The Capstone Project is intended to be one of the final requirements of the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) Degree. It allows the student to demonstrate the ability to integrate the knowledge and skills they have acquired during the program and to apply those skills to an audiologically related project. Since the project demands a great deal of independent thought and expression, it is a fitting culmination to their doctoral program. The Capstone Project represents the student's skills, interests and knowledge in the field of audiology and allow them to draw from their didactic and clinical experiences to further develop their critical thinking, writing and creative skills.  There are a wide range of possible formats and topics that fulfill the project requirements. Upon completion of your project, students are expected to present their work in an appropriate setting (e.g., local, state or national conference) and if possible, submit their work for publication.

Class of 2019

    • Austin Childers
      • Wideband Acoustic Immittance Study: Pediatric Normative Data
    • Savannah Collins
      • Determination of Benefits of Cochlear Implantation with 2 Patients with DDON
    • Catie Conrad
      • Developing ISU Audiology Clinic cVEMP and oVEMP norms
    • Kally Ellis
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    • Alyssa Fehringer
      • Survey of U.S. EHDI programs evaluating monitoring practices for risk factors
    • Angela Milligan
      • Evaluating HPD effectiveness

Class of 2018

    • Matea Burns
      • Reflexive or Volitional Eye Opening During Sensory Organization Testing
    • Daniel Greenblat
      • Sensory Organization Differences Between Gamers and Non Gamers
    • Langathani Siziba
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    • Katy Mawson
      • An Interdisciplinary Approach to Evaluating the Effects of Deafness-Dystonia- Optic Neuronopathy: A Case Study
    • Hearther Smith
      • Effect of tube/hole in TM of children: comparison of insertphone and supraaural headphone
    • Alyssa Hartman
      • Wideband Acoustic Immittance Normative Data in Adult Populations

Class of 2017

    • Katie Graybill
      • Addressing the emotions of adults with hearing loss: Self assessment of clinical empathy
    • Shawna Powers
      • Audiological services in Idaho school districts with and without and audiologist
    • Jacob Diller
      • Effects of Noise Exposure on Outer Hair Cell Function in Musicians
    • Tara Schmidt
      • Instrumental Noise Exposure and the Amplitude of Wave I in an Auditory Brainstem Response: Musicians Versus Non-Musicians

Class of 2016

    • Craig Allred
      • Title: Hearing Aid Basics
    • Libby Evertsen
      • Title: Mobile Audiological Clinic
    • Elizabeth Jackson
      • Title: Ototoxicity Monitoring: Chemotherapy and Radiation
    • Cournie-Lue Morgan
      • Establishing A Hearing Conservation Program Based on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Guidelines
    • Deanna Gende
      • Title: Comparing Variability Between Methods Used to Obtain Most
        Comfortable Listening Levels
    • Sara Funatake
      • Title: Audiometric Monitoring in Children Receiving Aminoglycosides
    • Makenzi Wight
      • Title: A Pilot Study to Assess the Effects of Acoustic Stimuli on Gait Attributes
    • Amberkiah Szczerba
      • Title: Prevalence of Aminoglycoside Induced Hearing Loss in a
        Neonate Population
    • Adam Reyes
      • Title: Creating a Hearing Conservation Manual & Program
    • Christina Durocher
      • Title:Estimating Acoustic Reflex Thresholds: A Comparison of Wideband and Conventional Methods

Class of 2015

    • Dr. David Wood
      • Title: Hearing Protection Usage and Perspectives in Concert-Goers
    • Dr. Kate Christiaens
      • Cochlear Implant Procedures Manual
    • Dr. Victoria Holcomb
      • Title: Efficacy of using the Vivosonic Integrity™ Auditory Brainstem
        Response System to Estimate Hearing Levels in Children
    • Dr. Amelia Hibbard
      • Title: Reliability of Auditory Evoked Potentials using Vivosonic
        Integrity™ V500
    • Dr. Alisa Marley
      • Bone Conducted Communication for Emergency Responders
    • Dr. Daisy Vyvial
      • Hearing Assistance Technology and Applications for the Hearing Impaired
    • Dr. Suman Barua
      • Title: Health Effects of Wind Turbines and Infrasound
    • Dr. Diana Fitzgerald

Class of 2014

    • Dr. Jordan Wade
      • Title: Does Your Bucket Hold Water? An evaluation of a subjective visual vertical/horizontal screening device.
    • Dr. Dan Pendlebury
      • Title: Call Center Noise
    • Dr. Sarah Weber
      • Title: Test-Retest Variability of High-Frequency Distortion-Product Otoacoustic Emissions in Children with Normal Hearing
    • Dr. Kathryn Bazzett
      • Title: Evaluating Auditory Brainstem Responses to Chirp and Click Stimuli

Class of 2013

    • Dr. Hillary Carlson
      • Title:  Normative Data for Tone Burst ABR in Infants with Normal Hearing
    • Dr. Nicole Butler
      • Working Title:  N400 ERPs in Children with Cochlear Implants: Effects of Hearing Age, SES and Language Skills
    • Dr. Melinda Mackey
      • Working Title:
    • Dr. Mark Maxwell
      • Working Title:  Intersubject Variability in Audiometric Thresholds when obtained with Supraaural and Insert Earphones
    • Dr. Cory Workman
      • Working Title: Auditory Brainstem Response: A Comparison of Two Recording Systems

Class of 2012

    • Dr. Andrew Nixon
      • Title: Smart Technology Systems Found in Personal Hearing Aid Devices
    • Dr. Jessica Evenstand
      • Title: Early identification of Hearing Loss and What it Means for Parents: A Resource Guide
    • Dr. Spencer Lifferth
      • Title: Spanish Translation of ISU Audiology Clinic Materials
    • Dr. Whitney Jacky
      • Title: Knowledge of Students with Hearing Impairment Pursuing Post-Secondary Education Regarding Transition and Disability Laws
    • Dr. Jennifer Durbin
      • Title: Employee’s Motivation to Protect Hearing After the Implementation of a Hearing Conservation Program
    • Dr. Steven Anderson
      • Title: Cochlear Implant Use in a Postlingually Deafened Adult: A Case Study
    • Dr. Samuel Peterson
      • Title: Measuring Wideband Acoustic Transfer Functions in Clinical Populations: Case Study Evaluations

Class of 2011

    • Dr. Alysse Cole 
      • Title: A New Model for Screening Patients with Dizziness
    • Dr. Andrea Richardson
      • Use of High Risk Factors for Screening Hearing in Newborns: A Survey of Public Health Audiologists and Administrators
    • Dr. Corrie Holmes
      • Increased Susceptibility to Noise Induced Temporary Threshold Shifts after Simultaneous Exposure to Music and Excercise
    • Dr. Spencer Tietjen 
      • Title:  Otolith Function Screening Using the Subjedtive Visual Vertical/Horizontal
    • Dr. Erin Johnson
      • Title:  A Survey of School Professionals' Knowledge of (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder
    • Dr. Taylor Kilgore
      • Title: Factors Influencing Cochlear Implant Success in Children
    • Dr. Steve Forsey
      • Title:  Audiometric Equipment as Possible Vectors of Infection

Class of 2010

    • Dr. Lindsay Tucker
      • Title: Post-Rotary Nystagmus Decay Time Differences Between Competitive Collegiate Dancers and Non-Dancers
    • Dr. Dawn Young
      • Title: Student Satisfaction With Audiology Doctoral Programs
    • Dr. Ellie Young
      • Title: Appropriateness of Hearing Protection Devices for Use in the Pediatric Population 
    • Dr. Damon Boyce
      • Title: Ocular Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials: Test-Retest Reliability in Healthy Subjects
    • Dr. Camron Meikle
      • Title: College Student's Social Perceptions of 8-12 year Old Caucasian Males Wearing Hearing Aids
    • Dr. Elena Messer-Stamm
      • Title: The Relationship Between the Multiple Auditory Processing Assessment (MAPA) and the Biological marker of Audiotory Processing (BioMARK)

Class of 2009

    • Dr. Nancy Cheadle 
      • Title: The Feasibility of Subjectively and Objectively Assessing Personal Sound Environments in the Proactive Fitting of Hearing Aids
    • Dr. Tim Hunsaker
      • Title: Current Status of Cochlear Implant Education in Doctorate of Audiology Programs
    • Dr. Erik Witbeck
      • Title:

Class of 2008

    • Dr. Jessica Stich-Hennen
      • Title: Bone Conduction Auditory Stead-State Responses in Adults with Sensorineural Hearing Loss
    • Dr. Mike Maxwell
      • Title:  The Effects of Gaze Angle on Ocular Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials in Children and Adults
    • Dr. Mike Hodes
      • Title:  Psychometric Properties of the Computerized SAC and SOAC


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