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Sommerfeldt, Kristin Kay

Clinical Asst Professor


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  • pediatric audiology



courses taught

  • SLHS 6554 - Auditory Processes: Child Assessment
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2021 / Spring 2022
    Provides advanced study in hearing assessment and management of children across the age span. Topics include epidemiological, medical, audiological, developmental, and habilitative aspects of normal and impaired hearing in children. Recommended prerequisite: undergraduate background in SLHS.
  • SLHS 6614 - Fundamentals of Amplification
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Discusses theoretical and clinical issues regarding the design, fitting, and evaluation of amplification technology for individuals with hearing loss. Includes the use of behavioral, psychological, electroacoustic, and physiological (real ear) measures in the selection and evaluation of digital and analog hearing aid technology.
  • SLHS 7450 - Audiology Capstone Project
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2022
    Provides an individualized project for AUD, completed prior to initiation of final clinical year. May be in the form of research-based investigation, an evidence-based position paper, a clinical protocol based on peer-reviewed literature, a grant proposal, or another format approved by AUD committee. Project requires approved proposal by AUD committee andfocused study supervised by capstone advisor.
  • SLHS 7530 - Auditory Processes: Theory and Application in the School Environment
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2021
    Focuses on application of routine audiological practices such as screening, assessment, rehabilitation, and instrumentation to children in educational settings. Emphasizes federal education regulations and pertinent case law.
  • SLHS 7640 - Communication Processes and Hearing Loss: Birth through Six
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2020
    Provides in-depth study of current research literature and its implications for clinical practice regardingdevelopment of communication processes in the firstsix years of life and impact of hearing loss. Investigates development of language, auditory perception, speech production, social-emotional abilities, and cognition.


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