Gail S. Donaldson, CCC-A

Education:

Postdoc 1991 Auditory Physiology, Duke University
Ph.D. 1990  Audiology, University of Virginia
M.Ed., 1981 Audiology, University of Virginia
A.B. 1974  Mathematics, Duke University 

Certification/Licensure:

ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence, Audiology

Specialities:

Hearing science
Auditory electrophysiology
Sound and speech perception in cochlear implant users
Speech perception in bimodal hearing 

Teaching:

CSD 5530 – Hearing Assessment and Management

Biography:

Dr. Gail Donaldson joined the department in 2017 as BCBS-NC Distinguished Professor and Department Chair.  Prior to coming to Appalachian, she served as a faculty member at the University of South Florida (2004-2017) and on the research faculty at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis (1994-2004).  Dr. Donaldson’s research focuses on sound and speech perception in adults with cochlear implants. She has served as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on several grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health and has published extensively in her area of expertise.

Recent Publications:

Stilp, C.E., Donaldson, G.S., Oh, S. and Kong, Y.-Y. (2016). Influences of noise-interruption and information-bearing acoustic change on understanding simulated electric-acoustic speech. J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 140, 3971-3979.

Kong, Y.-Y., Winn, M.B., Poellmann, K. and Donaldson, G.S. (2016). Discriminability and perceptual saliency of temporal and spectral cues for final fricative consonant voicing in simulated cochlear implant and bimodal hearing. Trends in Hearing, 20, 1-15.

Oh, S., Donaldson, G.S. and Kong, Y.-Y. (2016). The role of continuous low-frequency harmonicity cues for interrupted speech perception in bimodal hearing.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 139, 1747-1755.

Oh, S., Donaldson, G.S., Kong, Y.-Y. (2016). Top-down processes in simulated electric acoustic hearing:  the effect of linguistic context on bimodal benefit for temporally interrupted speech. Ear and Hearing, 37, 582-592.

Donaldson, G.S., Rogers, C.L., Johnson, L.B., and Oh, S. (2015). Vowel identification by cochlear implant users: contributions of duration cues and dynamic spectral cues.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 138, 65-73.

Kong, Y.-Y., Donaldson, G., and Mullangi, A. (2015). Effect of contextual cues on simulations of cochlear implant and bimodal hearing.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 137, 2846-2857.

Donaldson, G. S., Rogers, C. L., Cardenas, E. S., Russell, B. A. & Hanna, N. H. (2013). Vowel identification by cochlear implant users: Contributions of static and dynamic spectral cues.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 134 (4), 3021-3028.

Title: BCBS-NC Professor and Chair
Department: Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6533

Fax: (828) 262-3135

Office address
Levine Hall, Room 460K