SAMANTHA GUSTAFSON, AuD, PhD, CCC-A portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Research Keywords

  • Speech Perception
  • Pediatric Hearing Loss
  • Pediatric Auditory Assessment
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Aids
  • Electrophysiology
  • Children and adolescent development
  • Attention
  • Auditory Perception and Psychoacoustics

Presentations

  • *Ortiz, C, Gustafson, SJ. (submitted). Understanding Meaningful Differences in Listening Effort using a Verbal Response Time Paradigm. American Speech- Language- Hearing Association Meeting. Poster, Submitted, 04/2022.
  • Gustafson, SJ & Pilling, N. (submitted). Let’s Work Together: Understanding Collaboration Between Teachers of the Deaf and Educational Audiologists. American Speech- Language- Hearing Association Meeting. Presentation, Submitted, 04/2022.
  • Park, A, Stewart, J, Morisak, P, Gustafson, SJ, Meihls, S, Black, P, Ameel, S, & Asfour, F. (submitted). The Inadequacy of Targeted Hearing Screening for Children with Cystic Fibrosis. North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference. Presentation, Submitted, 04/2022.
  • *Roy, K, Gustafson, SJ. (submitted). Implementing a Laboratory Component in an Undergraduate Hearing Science Course. American Speech- Language- Hearing Association Meeting. Poster, Submitted, 03/2022.
  • *Nelson, L, Gustafson, SJ. (2022). Effects of Auditory Distractors on Speech Recognition and Listening Effort in Adults. American Speech- Language- Hearing Association Meeting. Washington DC. Poster, Presented, 11/2021.
  • Gustafson, SJ. (2021). Validating Hearing Assistive Technology for Children: The What, Why, and How. Utah School for the Deaf and the Blind, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2021.
  • Gustafson, SJ (2021). Effects of Distractors on Speech Recognition and Listening Effort in Adults. CSD Proseminar. Presentation, Presented, 10/2021.
  • Gustafson, SJ, Camarata, S, Hornsby, BWY, Bess, FH. (2021). Perceived – not measured – classroom noise is associated with subjective fatigue in children. American Academy of Audiology 2021 Conference. Poster, Presented, 04/2021.
  • *Flores, A, Gustafson, SJ. (2021). Survey of Pediatric Audiologists and Their Use of Loudness Perception Measures. A Sound Foundation Through Early Amplification, Virtual. Poster, Presented, 03/2021.
  • Individual differences offer insight into clinical recommendations for directional and remote microphone technology use in children. Phonak AG Pediatric Research Team. Virtual. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2021.
  • Gustafson, SJ. (2021). Individual differences offer insight into clinical recommendations for directional and remote microphone technology use in children. Phonak AG Research Team. Virtual. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2021.
  • *Flores, A, Gustafson, SJ, Hornsby, BWY, Camarata, S, Bess, FH. (2020). Perception of Classroom Noise is Associated with Subjective Fatigue in Children. Proposal accepted at the American Speech- Language- Hearing Association Meeting, San Diego, CA (Convention cancelled). Poster, Other, 11/2020.
  • Gustafson, S, Buss, E, Grose, JH. (2019). Effects of Stimulus Type on Perceptual Organization and Stability in Auditory Streaming. American Speech- Language- Hearing Association Meeting, Orlando, FL. Poster, Presented, 11/2019.
  • Gustafson, S, Grose, JH, Buss, E. (2019). Development of Auditory Stream Segregation: Temporal and Spectral Cues, American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ. Poster, Presented, 03/2019.
  • Picou, E, Gustafson, S, Ricketts, TA. (2018). The effects of microphone technology on word recognition and behavioral listening effort in school-aged children. International Hearing Aid Conference, Tahoe City, CA. Poster, Presented, 08/2018.
  • Day, B, Kemph, A, Fields, T, Gustafson, S, Fosnight, A, Hughes, R. (2018). Programmatic Changes to Newborn Hearing Screening and Follow-Up: Improving 1-3-6 Benchmarks. AAA 2018, Nashville, TN. Poster, Presented, 04/2018.
  • Gustafson, S, Billings, C, Hornsby, BWY, & Key, AP. (2017). Understanding the Development of Speech-in-Noise Perception Using Auditory Evoked Potentials. American Speech- Language- Hearing Association Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. Presentation, Presented, 11/2017.
  • Gustafson, S, Hornsby, BWY, Key, AP, & Bess, FH. (2017). Listening is Hard Work: Consequences for Children with Hearing Loss. Modern Developments in Audiology, Nashville, TN. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2017.
  • Gustafson, S. (2017). Pinpointing the Breakdown of Speech-in-Noise Perception in School-Age Children. Frontiers in Hearing Symposium, Estes Park, CO. Presentation, Presented, 07/2017.
  • *Hrstic, E, Gustafson, S, Jones, D, & Key, AP. (2017). Cortical Effects of Attention on the N1 Potential in Children and Adults. Poster presented at the Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach Student Research Symposium, Nashville, TN. Poster, Presented, 04/2017.
  • Gustafson, S, Hornsby, BWY, Camarata, S, Key, AP, & Bess, FH. (2017). Listening-Related Fatigue in School-Age Children with Hearing Loss. Controversial Issues in Pediatric Audiology, New York, NY. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2017.
  • McGarrigle, R, Gustafson, S, Hornsby, BWY, & Bess, FH. (2017). Measuring listening effort in children with hearing loss: Single- versus dual-task? American Auditory Society Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ. Presentation, Presented, 03/2017.
  • Gustafson, S, Hornsby, BWY, Camarata, S, Key, AP, & Bess, FH. (2017). Listening-Related Fatigue in School-Age Children with Hearing Loss. 47th Annual Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders, Memphis, TN. Invited Talk/Keynote, Submitted, 02/2017.
  • Gustafson, S, Tharpe, AM, & Ricketts, TA. (2016). Beyond the Family: Turning to Teachers for Reports of Children's Hearing Aid Use and Management. American Speech- Language- Hearing Association Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Poster, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Davis, H, Gustafson, S, Hornsby, BWY, & Bess, FH. (2016). “Fatigue Sounds Like Phantom, So Maybe a Squid?” Subjective Reports of Listening-Related Fatigue in Children with Hearing Loss. A Sound Foundation Through Early Amplification, Atlanta, GA. Poster, Presented, 10/2016.
  • Gustafson, S, Hornsby, BWY, & Bess, FH. (2016). A Comparison of Behavioral Measures of Processing Load in Children. Hearing Across the Lifespan, Cernobbio, Italy. Presentation, Presented, 06/2016.
  • Gustafson, S. (2016). Wake up! Let's talk about fatigue in the classroom. OPTION Schools, Inc Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2016.
  • *Gustafson, S, Suba, E, Camarata, SM, Hornsby, BWY, & Bess, FH. (2015). Examining the Validity of the Vanderbilt Hearing-Related Fatigue Scale: A Pilot Study. Poster presented at the American Speech- Language- Hearing Association Meeting, Denver, CO. Poster, Presented, 11/2015.
  • Gustafson, S, Camarata, SM, Hornsby, BWY, Key, AF, & Bess, FH. (2015). Objective Assessment of Fatigue in School-Age Children with Hearing Loss. American Speech- Language- Hearing Association Meeting, Denver, CO. Presentation, Presented, 11/2015.
  • Davis, H, Gustafson, S, Bess, FH. (2015). Beyond the Fitting Appointment: Hearing Aid and FM Use Patterns in the Classroom. AudiologyNOW! 2015, San Antonio, TX. Poster, Presented, 03/2015.
  • *Headley, A, Fustos, E, Gustafson, S, Bess, FH. (2015). Profiling Hearing Aid Use in School-Age Children with Mild-to-Moderate Hearing Loss. Poster presented at the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Meeting, Louisville, KY. Poster, Presented, 03/2015.
  • Gustafson, S, Ricketts, TR, & Tharpe, AM. (2014). Information Recall in Children with Cochlear Implants. Symposium of Cochlear Implants in Children, Nashville, TN. Presentation, Presented, 12/2014.
  • Gustafson, S, Ricketts, TR, & Tharpe, AM. (2014). Information Recall in Children with Cochlear Implants. American Speech- Language- Hearing Association Meeting, Orlando, FL. Poster, Presented, 11/2014.
  • *Headley, A, Gustafson, S, Hornsby, BWY, & Bess, FH. (2014). A Comparison of Parental- & Self-Reports of Fatigue in Children with Hearing Loss. Poster presented at the American Speech- Language- Hearing Association Meeting, Orlando, FL. Poster, Presented, 11/2014.
  • Gustafson, S, Key, AF, Hornsby, BWY, & Bess, FH. (2014). Objective Assessment of Speech in Noise Abilities & the Effect of Amplification in Children with Hearing Loss. International Hearing Aid Conference, Tahoe City, CA. Poster, Presented, 08/2014.
  • Gustafson, S, DeLong, AD, Werfel, KL, & Bess, FH. (12-2013). Classroom Noise and Fatigue in Children with Normal Hearing and Children with Hearing Loss. A Sound Foundation Through Early Amplification, Chicago, IL. Poster, Submitted, 12/2013.
  • Gustafson, S, DeLong, AD, Werfel, KL, & Bess, FH. (2013). Classroom Noise and Fatigue in Children with Normal Hearing and Children with Hearing Loss. American Speech- Language- Hearing Association Meeting, Chicago, IL. Poster, Presented, 11/2013.
  • *Ballard, R, Gustafson, S, Needham, A, & Tharpe, AM. (2013). The Effects of Auditory and Visual Stimulation on Exploration in Infancy. Poster presented at the American Speech- Language- Hearing Association Meeting, Chicago, IL. Poster, Presented, 11/2013.
  • Gustafson, S, Rozniak, J, & Wiley, S. (2013). Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Hearing Loss: Professional Experiences. Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Meeting, Glendale, AZ. Poster, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Gustafson, S, Rozniak, J, Walterman, R, & Wiley, S. (2013). Family Perspectives on Autism Spectrum Disorder and Hearing Loss. Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Meeting, Glendale, AZ. Poster, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Wiley, S, Meinzen-Derr, J, Gustafson, S, Murray, D, & Manning-Courtney, P. (2013) Autism in Children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Meeting, Glendale, AZ. Presentation, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Gustafson, S, Rozniak, J, Walterman, R, & Wiley, S. (2012). Family Perspectives on Autism Spectrum Disorder and Hearing Loss. Association of University Centers on Disabilities Conference, Washington DC. Poster, Presented, 12/2012.
  • Gustafson, S, Rozniak, J, & Wiley, S. (12-2012). Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Hearing Loss: Professional Experiences. Association of University Centers on Disabilities Conference, Washington DC. Poster, Presented, 12/2012.
  • Meinzen-Derr, J, Wiley, S, Bishop, S, Manning, P, Gustafson, S, Murray, D, & Choo, D. (2012). Age of Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children with Hearing Loss. International Meeting for Autism Research, Toronto, Canada. Presentation, Presented, 05/2012.
  • McCreery, RW, Gustafson, S, & Stelmachowicz, PG. (2011). Should digital noise reduction be activated in pediatric hearing-aid fittings? A Sound Foundation Through Early Amplification 2010; Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference, R.C. Seewald & J. Bamford (Eds). 153-165. Conference Paper, Accepted, 11/2011.
  • Gustafson, S, McCreery, R, Hoover, B, Kopun, J, & Stelmachowicz, PG. (2011). Ease of listening and speech recognition for normal hearing children with the use of digital noise reduction. American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ. Poster, Presented, 03/2011.
  • Gustafson, S, McCreery, RW, Hoover, B, Kopun, J, & Stelmachowicz, PG. (2010). Ease of listening and speech recognition for normal hearing children with the use of digital noise reduction. A Sound Foundation Through Early Amplification, Chicago, IL. Poster, Presented, 11/2010.
  • Gustafson, S, & Pittman, AL. (2008). Sentence Perception in Children and Adults for a Series of Listening Conditions Having Equivalent Speech Intelligibility Indices. American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ. Poster, Presented, 03/2008.

Publications

  • Flores, AN & Gustafson, SJ (2022). Clinical practice patterns with pediatric loudness perception measures. American Journal of Audiology. Published, 03/2022.
  • Gustafson SJ, Ortiz, C & Nelson, L (2022). Examining Test-Retest Reliability and the Role of Task Instructions when Measuring Listening Effort Using a Verbal Response Time Paradigm. Seminars in Hearing. Accepted, 03/2022.
  • Gustafson, SJ, Flores, AN, & Newsome, E. (in press). Narrative Review of Loudness Perception Measures in Children. Ear and Hearing. Accepted, 02/2022.
  • Gustafson SJ & Corbin, N (2021). Pediatric Hearing Loss Guidelines and Consensus Statements – Where Do We Stand?. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America: Childhood Hearing Loss. Published, 12/2021.
  • Mouna, PT & Gustafson, SJ (2021). The effects of competing noise on speech recogntion for children who are non-native listeners: a scoping review protocol. OSF Registries. Published, 07/28/2021.
  • Gustafson, SJ, Camarata, S, Hornsby, BWY & Bess, FH (2021). Perceived listening difficulty in the classroom, not measured noise levels, is associated with fatigue in children with and without hearing loss. American Journal of Audiology. Accepted, 06/07/2021.
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/352227023...
  • Gustafson, SJ, Ricketts, TA & Picou, EM (2021). Individual differences offer insight into clinical recommendations for directional and remote microphone technology use in children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Vol. 64, 635-650. Published, 02/17/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_JSLHR-20-00281
  • Gustafson, SJ, Grose, JH & Buss, EB (2020). Perceptual organization and stability of auditory streaming for pure tones and /ba/ stimuli. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. Vol. 148, EL159-EL165. Published, 08/2020.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC74381...
  • McGarrigle R., Gustafson S., Hornsby B. & Bess F. (2019). Behavioral Measures of Listening Effort in School-Age Children: Examining the Effects of Signal-to-Noise Ratio, Hearing Loss, and Amplification. (pp. 381-392). Vol. 40. Ear and Hearing. Published, 03/01/2019.
  • Gustafson S., Billings C., Hornsby B. & Key A. (2019). Effect of competing noise on cortical auditory evoked potentials elicited by speech sounds in 7- to 25-year-old listeners. (pp. 103-112). Vol. 373. Hearing Research. Published, 03/01/2019.
  • Gustafson S., Key A., Hornsby B. & Bess F. (2018). Fatigue related to speech processing in children with hearing loss: Behavioral, subjective, and electrophysiological measures. (pp. 1000-1011). Vol. 61. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Published, 04/01/2018.
  • Gustafson, S., Ricketts, T. & Tharpe, AM. (2017). Hearing Technology Use and Management in School-Age Children: Reports from Data Logs, Parents, and Teachers. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. Vol. 28, 883-892. Published, 11/01/2017.
  • Hornsby B., Gustafson S., Lancaster H., Cho S., Camarata S. & Bess F. (2017). Subjective fatigue in children with hearing loss assessed using self- and parent-proxy report. (pp. 393-407). Vol. 26. American Journal of Audiology. Published, 10/01/2017.
  • Key A., Gustafson S., Rentmeester L., Hornsby B. & Bess F. (2017). Speech-processing fatigue in children: Auditory event-related potential and behavioral measures. (pp. 2090-2104). Vol. 60. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Published, 01/01/2017.
  • Tharpe, AM., Ryan H. & Gustafson, S. (2016). Hearing Instrument Orientation & Device-Use for Children and their Families. The Comprehensive Handbook of Pediatric Audiology. Published, 02/2016.
  • Bess F., Gustafson S., Corbett B., Lambert E., Camarata S. & Hornsby B. (2016). Salivary cortisol profiles of children with hearing loss. (pp. 334-344). Vol. 37. Ear and Hearing. Published, 01/01/2016.
  • Gustafson, S (2015). Factors Influencing Hearing Aid Use in the Classroom - Samantha Gustafson . American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Published, 12/27/2015.
    https://youtu.be/TM8h-vx79uE
  • Gustafson S., Davis H., Hornsby B. & Bess F. (2015). Factors influencing hearing aid use in the classroom: A pilot study. (pp. 563-568). Vol. 24. American Journal of Audiology. Published, 12/01/2015.
  • Tharpe, AM. & Gustafson, S. (2015). Management of Children with Mild, Moderate, and Moderate-Severe SNHL. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America: Pediatric Hearing Loss. Published, 12/2015.
  • Tharpe, AM. & Gustafson, S. (2015). Individuals with Multiple Disabilities. Handbook of Clinical Audiology. Published, 10/2015.
  • Gustafson, S., McCreery, R., Hoover, B., Kopun, J. & Stelmachowicz, PG. (2014). Listening effort and perceived clarity for normal hearing children with the use of digital noise reduction. Ear and Hearing. Vol. 35, 183-194. Published, 03/2014.
  • Gustafson, S. (2014). Experiencing ASHA as an ARTA Recipient. Audiology Connections. Published, 03/2014.
  • Wiley, S., Gustafson, S. & Rozniak, J. (2014). Needs of Parents of Children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. Vol. 19, 40-49. Published, 01/01/2014.
  • Bess, FH., Gustafson, S. & Hornsby, BWY. (2014). How Hard Can it be to Listen? Fatigue in School-Age Children with Hearing Loss. Journal of Educational Audiology. Vol. 20. Published, 01/2014.
  • Gustafson, S. (2013). Student's Say: Is There a Double Doctor in the House? . The ASHA Leader. Published, 08/2013.
  • Gustafson, S., Pittman, AL. & Fanning, R. (2013). The Effect of Tubing Length and Coupling Method on Real-Ear to Coupler Difference and Hearing Threshold Measurements. American Journal of Audiology. Vol. 22, 190-199. Published, 06/2013.
  • Gustafson, S. (2012). The T35 Program: Research Training for the AuD Student. (pp. 67-68). Audiology Today. Published, 07/2012.
  • Gustafson, S. & Pittman, AL. (2011). Sentence Perception in Listening Conditions Having Similar Speech Intelligibility Indices. International Journal of Audiology. Vol. 50, 34-40. Published, 01/01/2011.
  • Gustafson, S. & Bullock, R. (2010). Special Olympics: Student Involvement with Global Opportunity. (pp. 70-71). Audiology Today. Published, 11/2010.