Andrea Pittman

Associate Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020
Assoc Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020
Assoc Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020

Biography

Andrea Pittman is an assistant professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science in the College of Health Solutions. In the Pediatric Amplification Laboratory, the amplification needs of both children and adults with hearing loss are examined through traditional and novel paradigms. Two lines of research are currently underway. First, the team is interested to know if hearing loss delays or halts the development of word learning in children compared to their normally hearing peers. Secondly, the group is studying the relation between learning and signal quality in a variety of clinical populations and hearing devices (hearing aids, bone-anchored devices).  

Education

  • Ph.D. Hearing Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1998 
  • M.A. Audiology, San Diego State University 1992 
  • B.A. Communicative Disorders, Point Loma Nazarene University 1985 

Research Interests

Pediatric audiology, pediatric and adult amplification, digital signal processing, advanced hearing aid features, speech perception, lexical development and maintenance, cognitive resource management, auditory learning, and vocal biomarkers of the amplified auditory feedback loop.

Publications

Pittman, A.L., Stewart, E. Willman, A., Odgear, I. (in press).  Detecting and learning new words: The impact of advancing age and hearing loss. American Journal of Audiology.

Pittman, A.L., Stewart, E., Willman, A., Odgear, I. (2017).  Word Recognition and Learning: Effects of Hearing Loss and Amplification Feature. Trends in Hearing. 21, 1-13.

Pittman, A. & Rash, M. (2016). Auditory Lexical Decision and Repetition in Children: Effects of Acoustic and Lexical Constraints.  Ear & Hearing, 37(2), e119-e128.

Pittman, A.L., Pederson, A.J., & Rash, M.A. (2014). Effects of fast, slow, and adaptive amplitude compression release times on children’s and adult’s perception of meaningful acoustic information, Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 25, 834-847.

Gray, S., Pittman, A., & Weinhold, J. (2014). Effect of Phonotactic Probability and Neighborhood Density on Word Learning Configuration by Preschoolers with Typical Development and Specific Language Impairment, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 57, 1011-1025.

Pittman, A. & Hiipakka, M. (2013). Hearing-Impaired children’s preference for and performance with four combinations of directional microphone and digital noise reduction technology, Journal of the American Academy of Audiology 24, 832-844.

*Gustafson, S., Pittman, A.L. & Fanning. (2013). Effect of tubing length and coupling method on real-ear-to-coupler differences and hearing-threshold measures, American Journal of Audiology, 22, 190-199.

Pittman, A.L. & Schuett, B.C. (2013). Effects of semantic and acoustic context on non-word detection in children with hearing loss. Ear and Hearing, 34 (2), 213-220.

Pittman, A.L. (2011). Age Related Benefits of Digital Noise Reduction for Short-Term Word Learning in Children with Hearing Loss. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 54, 1448-1463

Pittman, A.L. (2011). Effects of digital noise reduction on children’s performance under progressively demanding listening conditions. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 54, 1224-1239.

*Gustafson S.J. & Pittman A.L. (2011). Sentence perception in listening conditions having similar speech intelligibility indices. International Journal of Audiology, 50, 34-40.

Pittman, A.L., Vincent, K., & Carter, L. (2009). Immediate and long-term effects of hearing loss on the speech perception of children.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126 (3), 1447-1485.

*McCreery, R., Pittman, A.L., Lewis, J., Neely, S.T., & Stelmachowicz, P.G. (2009). Use of forward pressure level to minimize acoustic standing waves during probe-microphone hearing-aid verification. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126 (1), 15-24.

*McFadden, B. & Pittman, A.L. (2008). Multitasking in children with normal hearing and children with minimal hearing losses. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 39, 342-351.

Pittman, A.L. (2008). Short-term word learning rate in children with normal hearing and children with hearing loss in limited and extended high-frequency bandwidths. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 51, 785-797.

Pittman, A.L. (2008). Perceptual coherence in listeners having longstanding childhood hearing losses, listeners with adult-onset hearing losses, and listeners with normal hearing. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123, 441-449.

English, K., Naeve-Velguth, S., Rall, E., Uyehara-Isono, J., & Pittman, A. (2007). Development of an Instrument to Evaluate Audiologic Counseling Skills, Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 18, 677-68.

Moeller, M., Stelmachowicz, P., Hoover B., Putman, C., Arbataitis, B., Wood, S., Lewis D., & Pittman, A. (2007).  Vocalizations of infants with hearing loss compared with infants with normal hearing: Part I – Phonetic Development. Ear and Hearing, 25, 605-627.

Moeller, M., Stelmachowicz, P., Hoover B., Putman, C., Arbataitis, B., Wood, S., Lewis, D, & Pittman, A.  (2007). Vocalizations of infants with hearing loss compared with infants with normal hearing: Part II – Transition to words. Ear and Hearing, 628-642.

Pittman, A.L., Lewis, D.L., Hoover, B.M., & Stelmachowicz, P.G. (2005). Rapid word-learning in normal-hearing and hearing-impaired children: Effects of age, receptive vocabulary, and high-frequency amplification. Ear and Hearing, 26, 619-629.

Stelmachowicz, P.G., Pittman, A.L., Hoover, B.M., Lewis, D.L. & Moeller, M.P. (2004). The importance of high-frequency audibility in the speech and language development of children with hearing loss. Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 130, 556-562.

Stelmachowicz, P.G., Pittman, A.L., Hoover, B.M., & Lewis, D.L. (2004). Novel-word learning in normal-hearing and hearing-impaired children. Ear and Hearing. 25, 47-56.

Pittman, A.L., Stelmachowicz, P.G., Lewis, D.E., & Hoover, B.M. (2003). Spectral characteristics of speech at the ear: Implications for amplification in children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 46, 649-657.

Pittman, A.L. & Stelmachowicz, P.G. (2003). Hearing loss in children and adults: Audiometric characteristics, asymmetry and progression. Ear and Hearing, 3, 198-205.

Pittman, A.L., Stelmachowicz, P.G., Lewis, D.E., & Hoover, B.M. (2002). Influence of hearing loss on the perceptual strategies of children and adults. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 45, 1276-1284.

Stelmachowicz, P.G., Pittman, A.L., Hoover, B.M., & Lewis, D.L., (2002). Aided perception of /s/ and /z/ by hearing-impaired children. Ear and Hearing, 23 (4), 316-324.

Stelmachowicz, P.G., Pittman, A.L., Hoover, B.M., & Lewis, D.L., (2001). The effect of stimulus bandwidth on the perception of /s/ in normal- and hearing-impaired children and adults. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 110 (4), 2183-2190.

Pittman, A.L., & Wiley, T.L. (2001).  Recognition of speech produced in noise. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 44, 487-496.

Pittman, A.L., & Stelmachowicz, P.G. (2000). Perception of voiceless fricatives by normal-hearing and hearing-impaired children and adults. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 43, 1389-1401.

Stelmachowicz, P.G., Hoover, B.M., Lewis, D.E., Kortekaas, R.L., & Pittman, A.L. (2000). The relation between stimulus context, speech audibility and perception for normal and hearing impaired children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 43, 902-914.

Pittman, A.L., Lewis, D.E., Hoover, B., Stelmachowicz, P.G. (1999). Recognition performance for four combinations of FM and environmental microphone signals in adverse listening conditions. Ear and Hearing, 20, 279-289.

Page (Pittman), A.L., Kramer, S.J., Novak, J., William, D., & Slymen, D. (1995). Tympanometric Screening in Elementary School Children, Audiology, 34, 6-12.

 

Pittman, A.L. & Beauchaine, K.L. (2017). Hearing Aids for Infants, Children, and Adolescents. Pediatric Audiology, J. Wolfe and A Schafer (Eds), Pearson.

Pittman, A. (2015). The amplification of new information. Hearing Review, 22(9):24.

Pittman, A.L. (2014). Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids, and the Business of Childhood. Audacity, UK, 22-23.

Pittman, A.L. (2014). How to Buy the Right Hearing Aid from the Right Person. June, Providence Life, 10-11.

Pittman, A.L. (2011). High-frequency amplification: Sharpening the pencil. In A Sound Foundation Through Early Amplification 2010; Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference, R.C. Seewald & J. Bamford (Eds).

Pittman, A.L. (2010). Complicated listening environments: How do children with hearing loss manage? Hands and Voices Communicator, 13, 2, pp 1 and 4.

Pittman, A.L. (2004). Audiometric configurations in children. In A Sound Foundation Through Early Amplification 2004; Proceedings of the Third International Conference, R.C. Seewald & J.S. Gravel (Eds), St. Edmundsbury Press, Great Britain.

 Wiley, T.L. & Page (Pittman), A.L. (1996). Current and future perspectives on speech perception tests. In Speech Perception: Audiologic Assessment and Management, L.L. Mendel & J.L Danhauer (Eds). Singular Publishing Co., San Diego, CA.

Courses

Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 401Principles of Audiology
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
SHS 494Special Topics
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 501Introduction to Audiology
SHS 510Amplification II
SHS 592Research
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 792Research
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
SHS 494Special Topics
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 504Amplification I
SHS 592Research
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 792Research
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 592Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 401Principles of Audiology
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
SHS 494Special Topics
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 501Introduction to Audiology
SHS 592Research
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 792Research
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 508Pediatric Audiology
SHS 522Hearing Conserv/Instrument
SHS 592Research
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 790Reading and Conference
SHS 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 592Research
SHS 790Reading and Conference
SHS 792Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 508Pediatric Audiology
SHS 522Hearing Conserv/Instrument
SHS 590Reading and Conference
SHS 592Research
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 790Reading and Conference
SHS 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 401Introduction to Audiology
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 501Introduction to Audiology
SHS 592Research
SHS 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
SHS 496Aural Rehabilitation
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 508Pediatric Audiology
SHS 590Reading and Conference
SHS 592Research
SHS 596Aural Rehabilitation
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 792Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 508Pediatric Audiology
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 504Amplification I
SHS 790Reading and Conference

Presentations

SHS 508 Pediatric Audiology

SHS 504L Amplification I

SHS 401 Introduction to Audiology

Honors/Awards

Innovation Award, College of Health Solutions, 2016  Presented to one faculty member each year who enhanced his/her work with innovative solutions.

Editorships

Editor - Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Services in the Schools

Professional Associations

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (1992-present)  American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Service

  • Arizona Pediatric Audioloy Working Group, Member (2007 - Present)
  • International Journal of Audiology, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2010 - 2011)
  • ASU Internal Review Board, Alternate Member (2010 - 2010)
    • American Journal of Audiology, Associate Editor (2010 - 2010)
  • AuD Admissions and Program Committee, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • CLAS Senator, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • Language Speech Hearing Services in the Schools, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • Undergraduate committee, member and chair (2010 - 2010)
  • University Senator, member (2010 - 2010)
  • ASU Internal Review Board, Alternate Member (2007 - 2010)
  • AuD Admissions and Program Committee, Member (2007 - 2010)
  • ASU Internal Review Board, Alternate Member (2008 - 2009)
  • AuD Admissions and Program Committee, Member (2008 - 2009)
  • Undergraduate committee, member (2008 - 2009)
  • Ear and Hearing, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • International Journal of Audiology, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, Assistant Editor (2008 - 2008)
  • Language Speech Hearing Services in the Schools, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • ASU Internal Review Board, Alternate Member (2007 - 2008)
  • AuD Admissions and Program Committee, Member (2007 - 2008)
  • Audiology Faculty Search Committee, Chair (2008 - 2008)
  • AuD Admissions Comittee, Member (2006 - 2007)
  • Internal Review Board, Alternate Member (2005 - 2006)
  • AuD Admissions Committee, Member (2004 - 2006)
  • Personnel and Budget, Member (2004 - 2006)
  • Audiology Faculty Search Committee, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • ASHA, Poster Submission Reviewer (Present)
  • Defeating Deafness (UK), Small grant reviewer (Present)
  • Ear and Hearing, Ad Hoc Reviewer (Present)
  • International Journal of Audiology, Ad Hoc Reviewer (Present)
  • Journal of Speech Language Hearing Association, Ad Hoc Reviewer (Present)
  • Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Ad Hoc Reviewer (Present)
  • Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, Ad Hoc Reviewer (Present)
  • Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, Assistant Editor (Present)

Work History

Director, AuD Education Speech and Hearing Science 2013  present Arizona State University Associate Professor Speech and Hearing Science 2011  present Arizona State University Assistant Professor Speech and Hearing Science 2004  2011 Arizona State University Research Associate Hearing Aid Research Lab 1999 - 2004 Boys Town National Research Hospital Post-Doctoral Fellow Hearing Aid Research Lab 1998 - 1999 Boys Town National Research Hospital Research Assistant Hearing Development Research Lab 1997 - 1998 University of Wisconsin-Madison Clinical Audiologist Assessment Core 1995 - 1998 University of Wisconsin-Madison Clinical Audiologist Hearing Dynamics 1992 - 1995 San Diego, California