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Andrea Pittman

Associate Professor, Speech and Hearing Science

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 (480) 727-8728

Education

  • Ph.D., CCC-A, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests

In the Pediatric Amplification Laboratory, studies regarding the amplification needs of both children and adults are conducted as well as research to determine the development of speech perception in children with hearing loss. Three lines of research are currently underway. First, we are interested to see if a child's ability to learn new words improves when they receive a clearer speech signal provided by the extended high-frequency response. Second, we are studying hearing-impaired listeners' ability to bind (cohere) the parts of speech during perception relative to listeners with normal hearing. Third, we are studying the effort required by hearing-impaired children to perceive and comprehend speech compared to normal-hearing children.

Research Publications

  • Gustafson, S. & Pittman, A. Sentence Perception in listening conditions having similar speech intelligibility indices. International Journal of Audiology (2011).
  • Pittman, A. Complicated listening environments: How do children with hearing loss manage?. (2010).
  • McCreery, R., Pittman, A., Lewis, J., Neely, S., & Stelmachowicz, P. Use of forward pressure level to minimize acoustic standing waves during probe-microphone hearing-aid verification. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2009).
  • Pittman, A., Vincent, K., & Carter, L. Immediate and long-term effects of hearing loss on the speech perception of children. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2009).
  • Andrea Pittman. Perceptual coherence in hearing-impaired adults: Congenital vs. acquired hearing losses. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2008).
  • Andrea Pittman, M Moeller, P Stelmachowicz, B Hoover, C Putman, B Arbataitis, S Wood, D Lewis. Vocalizations of infants with hearing loss and infants with normal hearing: Part two - Transition to words. Ear and Hearing. (2007).
  • K English, S Naeve-Velguth, E Rall, J Uyehara-Isono, Andrea Pittman. Development of an Instrument to Evaluate Audiologic Counseling Skills. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (2007).
  • M Moeller, P Stelmachowicz, B Hoover, C Putman, B Arbataitis, S Wood, D Lewis, Andrea Pittman. Vocalizations of infants with hearing loss and infants with normal hearing: Part one - Phonetic development. Ear and Hearing. (2007).
  • Andrea Pittman, D Lewis, B Hoover, P Stelmachowicz. Rapid word learning in normal-hearing and hearing impaired children: Effects of age, receptive vocabulary, and high-frequency amplification. Ear and Hearing (2005).
  • Andrea Pittman, D Lewis, B Hoover, P Stelmachowicz. Rapid word-learning in normal-hearing and hearing-impaired children: Effects of age, receptive vocabulary, and high-frequency amplification. Ear and Hearing (2005).
  • . . Proceedings of the Third International Conference (2005).
  • Pittman, Andrea. Audiometric Configurations in Children. (2005).
  • Andrea Pittman, P Stelmachowicz, B Hoover, D Lewis. Novel-word learning in normal-hearing and hearing-impaired children. Ear and Hearing (2004).
  • Andrea Pittman, P Stelmachowicz, B Hoover, D Lewis, M Moeller. The importance of high-frequency audibility in the speech and language development of children with hearing loss. Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (2004).
  • Andrea Pittman, P Stelmachowicz. Hearing loss in children and adults: Audiometric characteristics, asymmetry and progression. Ear and Hearing (2003).
  • Andrea Pittman, P Stelmachowicz, D Lewis, B Hoover. Spectral characteristics of speech at the ear: Implications for amplification in children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (2003).
  • Andrea Pittman, P Stelmachowicz, B Hoover, D Lewis. Aided perception of /s/ and /z/ by hearing-impaired children. Ear and Hearing (2002).
  • Andrea Pittman, P Stelmachowicz, D Lewis, B Hoover. Influence of hearing loss on the perceptual strategies of children and adults. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (2002).
  • Andrea Pittman, P Stelmachowicz, B Hoover, D Lewis. 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 (2001).
  • Andrea Pittman, T Wiley. Recognition of speech produced in noise. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (2001).
  • Andrea Pittman, P Stelmachowicz. Perception of voiceless fricatives by normal-hearing and hearing-impaired children and adults. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (2000).
  • Andrea Pittman, P Stelmachowicz, B Hoover, D Lewis, R Kortekaas. The relation between stimulus context, speech audibility and perception for normal and hearing impaired children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (2000).

Research Activity

  • Pittman,Andrea Lorraine*. Assessing Advanced Hearing Aid Features using Behavioral Tasks that Vary in Cognitive Demand. (3/26/2013 - 8/31/2015).
  • Pittman,Andrea Lorraine*. Relation Between Compression Speed and Childrens Ability to Process Linguistic Information. (6/1/2012 - 6/30/2013).
  • Pittman,Andrea Lorraine*. Frequency-Lowering vs High-Frequency Amplification. Phonak AG(6/16/2011 - 1/13/2014).
  • Pittman,Andrea Lorraine*. Evaluating Advanced Signal Processing in Children with Hearing Loss. AMER SPEECH, LANGUAGE, & HEARI(1/1/2009 - 5/31/2011).
  • Pittman,Andrea Lorraine*. Perceptual Coherence in Listeners with Hearing Loss. HHS-NIH-NIDCD(1/1/2004 - 12/31/2007).