Jeffrey DiGiovanni

Jeffrey J. DiGiovanni

Professor

Professor and Chair

Health Sciences Building
3225 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267

Education

Ph.D.: University of Minnesota 2002 (Communication Disorders (Hearing Science/Psychoacoustics))

M.A.: University of Minnesota 2001 (Communication Disorders (Audiology))

Electrical Engineering: University of Massachusetts 1995 (Electrical Engineering)

Research and Practice Interests

Working memory, attention performance and models for persons with normal and impaired hearing

Positions and Work Experience

01-2018 -To Present Professor and Chair, • Manage curriculum for a range of programs and program implementation, including a large undergraduate (260+), Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology taught on campus along with three distance-learning offerings (over 250 master students), a clinical doctorate in audiology, and a PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders. • Manage large portfolio of endowment and stipend funds to implement priorities established by the Department’s strategic plan • Foster growth and structural development in clinical operations • Manage revenue in excess of $7.5M per year , University of Cincinnati, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Allied Health Professions

08-2017 -01-2018 Interim-Chair, • Managed and developed curriculum for a bachelor’s and five certificate programs • Tended to course scheduling, marketing, recruitment, course staffing, assessments, and developing and maintaining relationships with other units. • Led Department assessment to inform decisions regarding structure and operations • Explored and developed opportunities for clinical simulation • Developed policies, usage guidelines, and a scheduling system for Interprofessional Simulation Laboratory • Tripled enrollment in online bachelor’s degree-completion program • Developed and implemented opportunities for interprofessional clinical education experiences , Ohio University, Department of Interprofessional Health Studies, College of Health Sciences and Professions

07-2011 -08-2017 Acting Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs 2011 – 2012, Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) 2013 - 2017, • Awarded grants in excess of $5.8M to support interprofessional and health-care initiatives • Led the development of two College-wide strategic plans for clinical education • Core College team member in working with major medical facility partners • Performed needs analysis of clinical programs, identified, and implemented a single online database solution to expand clinical-education support • Developed a steering-type committee of broad College representation • Established College’s first set of policies governing clinical education • Coordinated efforts with OIT and OCA to build and manage a single searchable, archivable database • Developed and implemented online training modules for all students in College for HIPAA and Blood Borne Pathogen training • Established communication protocol and overall process for internal and external constituents in establishing student-placement and service contracts • Initiated the first committee to create the first interprofessional courses for students in both the Heritage College of Medicine and the CHSP • Recruited into this new position after demonstrated excellence as director of new school, quickly developed the Office of Clinical Affairs (OCA) , Ohio University, College of Health Sciences and Professions

09-2015 -01-2018 CSO, Developed specifications for iOS application, Worked through development of iOS application of tinnitus treatment device, Coordinated training with potential licensing partners, Presented to numerous potential investors , Sanuthera, Inc.,

2011 -2015 President/CEO/Founder, • Founded life science company to market a medical device to treat tinnitus • Wrote all company intellectual property consisting of two awarded patents and one in review • Brought device through regulatory clearance with 510(k) approval • Raised $500,000 in investments and more than $350,000 in grants for company; led numerous venture capital pitches; led deal term negotiations • Engaged the Cleveland Clinic Foundation to conduct a clinical trial; wrote protocol; managed budget to maintain extremely low burn rate • Identified and engaged manufacturing partner, sound development partners, legal representation, and other support • Guided first-generation device from prototyping to industrialization • Recruited prestigious members to Board of Directors to build strong management team and succession planning , Sanuthera, Inc.,

07-2010 -06-2011 Director of Clinical Affairs, • Managed curriculum for a vast array of programs, including a large (400+) undergraduate program, a masters in speech-language pathology, a clinical doctorate in audiology, a Ph.D. program in speech-language science, and a Ph.D. program in hearing science • Managed $2.2M base budget as well as a $250,000 professional enhancement budget • Led the professional programs through an almost perfect accreditation site visit • Led development of a 5-year strategic plan • Performed annual faculty and staff evaluations and merit-based salary-increase decisions , Ohio University, Communication Sciences and Disorders, School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences,

07-2008 -01-2018 Associate Professor, Ohio University, Communication Sciences and Disorders, School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences

2003 -2010 Coordinator of Professional Programs, Ohio University, School of Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences

09-2002 -08-2008 Assistant Professor, Ohio University, School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences

11-2005 -01-2008 Consultant/Chief Science Officer, AudioFusion Inc./Otothera, Inc., Winston-Salem, NC

01-2002 -08-2002 Scientific Content Consultant, Envoy Medical (formerly: St. Croix Medical), Minneapolis, MN

2001 -2002 Research Assistant, NIH-NIDCD Grant #R29 DC01542 (P.I. Robert S. Schlauch, Ph.D), University of Minnesota, Department of Communication Disorders

1999 -2001 Clinical Fellowship Year - Audiology, Minnesota, Ear, Head and Neck Clinic, Minneapolis, MN

1995 -1996 Teach Assistant, University of Massachusetts, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Support

Grant: #19-45 Investigators:Creaghead, Nancy; DiGiovanni, Jeffrey; Gerding, Stacey; Williamson, Lisa 10-01-2019 -09-30-2020 Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency CHCCAA - Provision of Professional Speech Language and Hearing Services Role:PI $250,000.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #SPARK Service Contract Investigators:DiGiovanni, Jeffrey 07-01-2020 -06-30-2021 Children's Home of Cincinnati Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK) Speech and Language Services Role:PI $13,000.00 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit

Investigators:DiGiovanni, Jeffrey 07-01-2021 -06-30-2022 Children's Home of Cincinnati Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK) Speech and Language Services Role:PI 11000.00 Hold Level:Non Profit

Grant: #SPARK FY 2023 Investigators:DiGiovanni, Jeffrey 07-01-2022 -12-31-2022 Best Point Spark Contract 07.01.2022 - 12.31.2022 Role:PI 5000.00 Hold Level:Non Profit

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

DiGiovanni, Jeffrey J; Lynch, Erin E; Nagaraj, Naveen K; Ries, Dennis T (2018. ) Dominance of persistence over adaptation in forward masking.Attention, perception & psychophysics, , More Information

McCarthy, John W; DiGiovanni, Jeffrey J (2017. ) The Interprofessional Education Environment: Places and Pedagogies.Seminars in speech and language, , 38 (5 ) ,368-380 More Information

DiGiovanni, Jeffrey J; Riffle, Travis L; Nagaraj, Naveen K (2015. ) High- and Low-Frequency Decrement Contribution to Spectral Enhancement.American journal of audiology, , 24 (3 ) ,432-9 More Information

DiGiovanni, Jeffrey J; Davlin, Erin A; Nagaraj, Naveen K (2011. ) Effects of transient noise reduction algorithms on speech intelligibility and ratings of hearing aid users.American journal of audiology, , 20 (2 ) ,140-50 More Information

Digiovanni, Jeffrey J; Pratt, Ryan M (2010. ) Validation of integrated real-ear measurements and in-situ thresholds.Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, , 21 (10 ) ,663-670 More Information

Ries, Dennis T; DiGiovanni, Jeffrey J (2009. ) Effects of recurrent tonal information on auditory working memory for pitch.Hearing research, , 255 (1-2 ) ,14-21 More Information

Ries, Dennis T; Schlauch, Robert S; DiGiovanni, Jeffrey J (2008. ) The role of temporal-masking patterns in the determination of subjective duration and loudness for ramped and damped sounds.The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, , 124 (6 ) ,3772-83 More Information

DiGiovanni, Jeffrey J; Repka, Jennifer N (2007. ) Response method in audiometry.American journal of audiology, , 16 (2 ) ,145-8 More Information

DiGiovanni, Jeffrey J; Nair, Padmaja (2007. ) Response growth using a low-frequency suppressor.Hearing research, , 234 (1-2 ) ,15-20 More Information

Ries, Dennis T; DiGiovanni, Jeffery J (2007. ) Release from interference in auditory working memory for pitch.Hearing research, , 230 (1-2 ) ,64-72 More Information

DiGiovanni, Jeffrey J; Ries, Dennis T (2007. ) Stapedial reflex and ears with high static acoustic admittance.American journal of audiology, , 16 (1 ) ,68-74 More Information

DiGiovanni, Jeffrey J; Nair, Padmaja (2006. ) Auditory filters and the benefit measured from spectral enhancement. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, , 120 (3 ) ,1529-38

Digiovanni, Jeffrey J; Nair, Padmaja (2006. ) Spontaneous recovery of sudden sensorineural hearing loss: possible association with autoimmune disorders. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, , 17 (7 ) ,498-505

DiGiovanni, Jeffrey J; Nelson, Peggy B; Schlauch, Robert S (2005. ) A psychophysical evaluation of spectral enhancement.Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR, , 48 (5 ) ,1121-35 More Information

Schlauch, R S; Ries, D T; DiGiovanni, J J (2001. ) Duration discrimination and subjective duration for ramped and damped sounds. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, , 109 (6 ) ,2880-7

Schlauch, R S; Clement, B R; Ries, D T; DiGiovanni, J J (1999. ) Masker laterality and cueing in forward-masked intensity discrimination. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, , 105 (2 Pt 1 ) ,822-8

Schlauch, R S; DiGiovanni, J J; Ries, D T (1998. ) Basilar membrane nonlinearity and loudness. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, , 103 (4 ) ,2010-20

Schlauch, R.S., Ries, D.T., DiGiovanni, J.J., Elliot, S., & Campbell, S. (1998. ) Intensity discrimination of ramped and damped tones .Proceedings of the International Congress on Acoustics and the Acoustical Society of America, , 2 , -885-886

DiGiovanni, J.J., & Schlauch, R.S (2007. ) Mechanisms responsible for differences in perceived duration for rising-intensity and falling-intensity sounds. .Ecological Psychology, , 19 , -239-264

DiGiovanni, J.J., & Stover, A.K. (2008. ) The role of consonant duration and amplitude processing on speech intelligibility in noise. .Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, , 4 (4-1 - 4-5 ) , More Information

Nagaraj, N.K., DiGiovanni, J.J., and Ries, D.T. (2010. ) The relative contribution of adaptation and temporal integration in forward masking.Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, , 7-1 - 7-8 , More Information

DiGiovanni, J.J., Rutledge, J.C., Umble, C.S., & Mester, A.P. (2010. ) Performance of phonemically-targeted processing in conjunction with compression processing with spectral enhancement.Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics , , 9 (1 ) , -5-1 - 5-6More Information

DiGiovanni, J.J. & Pratt, R.M (2011. ) Regarding DiGiovanni and Pratt: Author Reply .Journal of the American Academy of Audiology , , 22 , -242-243

DiGiovanni, J.J., Prewitt, J.M., Nagaraj, N.K., & Moates, D.R. (2012. ) The relative contribution to speech intelligibility from consonants and vowels using synthesized and naturally-spoken sentences .Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, , 11 (060006 ) ,

DiGiovanni, J.J., Riffle., T.L., Lynch. E.E., & Nagaraj, N.K. (2017. ) Noise characteristics and their impact on working memory and listening comprehension performance.Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, , 30 (05007 ) , More Information

Cyders, T.J., DiGiovanni, J.J., & Wilhelm, J. (2017. ) Characterization of natural and recoil-induced vibration of an AR-15 rifle at the cheekbone-stock interface.Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, , 30 (065011 ) , More Information

DiGiovanni, J.J., Riffle, T.L., & Nagaraj, N.K. (2017. ) Attention-controlled working memory measures to assess listening effort.Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders, , 2 (2 ) , -163 - 177More Information

DiGiovanni, J.J., McCarthy J., & Riffle, T.L. (2017. ) Comparing change in perceived achievement of students in an interprofessional class: The effectiveness of participatory versus direct instruction .Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice, , 9 , -41-50

Brajot, F.X., Ngyuen, D., DiGiovanni, J.J., & Gracco, V.L. (2018. ) The impact of perilaryngeal vibration on the self-perception of loudness and the Lombard effect.Experimental Brain Research, , More Information

Riffle., T.L., & DiGiovanni, J.J. (2018. ) Accounting for verbal and spatial working memory load in an auditory Stroop task.Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, , 30 (050014 ) , More Information

DiGiovanni, J.J., Riffle., T.L., Weaver, A.M., & Lynch, E.E. (2018. ) Relating verbal and non-verbal auditory spans to language comprehension performance.Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, , 30 (05011 ) , More Information

McCarthy, John W; DiGiovanni, Jeffrey J; Ries, Dennis T; Boster, Jamie B; Riffle, Travis L (2020. ) Exploration of Head Related Transfer Function and Environmental Sounds as a Means to Improve Auditory Scanning for Children Requiring Augmentative and Alternative Communication.Assistive technology : the official journal of RESNA, , 32 (6 ) ,325-334 More Information

Weaver, Aurora J; DiGiovanni, Jeffrey J; Ries, Dennis T (2019. ) Pspan: A New Tool for Assessing Pitch Temporal Processing and Patterning Capacity.American journal of audiology, , 28 (2 ) ,322-332 More Information

Invited Publications

McCarthy, J. W. & DiGiovanni, J. J. (2017. ) The interprofessional education environment: places and pedagogies.Seminars in Speech & Language. Rockville, MD: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 38 , -368-380More Information

DiGiovanni, J.J., & Riffle, T.L. (2016. ) The developing relationship among cognition, amplification, and aural rehabilitation.Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups: SIG 6 , 6 (2 ) , More Information

DiGiovanni, J.J. (2015. ) Leadership in an atmosphere of change .Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders,

DiGiovanni, J.J., & Griffiths, S. (2008. ) New and Used Graduate Coordinators .Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Graduate Education.,

Scott, L., Hewitt, L., & DiGiovanni, J.J. (2007. ) Issue II - Marginal Students: A continuing dialogue .Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Graduate Education ,

Book Chapter

DiGiovanni, J. J. & McCarthy, J. W. (2016 ) Innovative interprofessional education that includes audiology and speech-language pathology .). Interprofessional education and interprofessional practice in communication sciences and disorders: An introduction and case-based examples of implementation in education and health care settings .Rockville, MD, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

DiGiovanni, J.J. (2010 ) Hearing-Aid Handbook 2011 .New York, Cengage Learning

DiGiovanni, J.J. (2008 ) Hearing-Aid Handbook 2008-2009 .New York, Delmar-Cengage Learning

Presentations

Invited Presentations

DiGiovanni, J.J., McCarthy, J. (04-2018. ) IPE/IPP Integration into the Curriculum .Austin, TX.

DiGiovanni, J.J. (11-2017. ) Illuminating the developing cognition, amplification, and aural rehabilitation relationship .Los Angeles, CA.

DiGiovanni, J.J., Hawley, D., McCarthy, J., Shulman, B., Tignor, K., Watson, J., Zipp, G., Zukowski, R. (11-2017. ) IPE/IPP Models of Higher Education: One Size Does Not Fit All .Los Angeles, CA.

DiGiovanni, J.J. (04-2015. ) Leadership in an atmosphere of change .Newport Beach, CA.

DiGiovanni, J.J. (11-2014. ) Tinnitus diagnostics, assessments, therapies and outcomes .Lafayette, LA.

Lof, G., Scherer, N., Nehring, W., Lauzon Clabo, L., McCarthy, J., DiGiovanni, J.J., Portney, L. (06-2014. ) Interprofessional 201: Innovations in Health Professions Education Programs .Orlando, FL.

DiGiovanni, J.J. (06-2014. ) Cognition and Hearing Aids .Lafayette, LA.

DiGiovanni, J.J. (06-2013. ) Tinnitus diagnostics, assessments, therapies and outcomes .Chicago, IL.

DiGiovanni, J.J. (10-2009. ) Hearing-aid Technology and Clinical Practice .Wichita, KS.

DiGiovanni, J.J. (10-2009. ) Hearing-aid Technology and Innovation .Wichita, KS.

DiGiovanni, J.J. & Griffiths, S. (04-2008. ) New and Used Graduate Coordinators .Palm Harbor, FL.

Scott, L., Hewitt, L., & DiGiovanni, J.J. (04-2007. ) Issue II - Marginal Students: A continuing dialogue .Palm Springs, CA.

DiGiovanni, J.J. (03-2007. ) Preliminary investigation into conversational-to-clear speech processing .Columbus, OH.

DiGiovanni, J.J. (10-2002. ) Implantable hearing aids: A new trend? .Ohio University,

DiGiovanni, J.J., & McCarthy J. (05-2018. ) Improving Outcomes with Interprofessional Clinical Education. .Clinical Services Symposium 2018, Cincinnati, OH.

DiGiovanni, J.J. (10-2017. ) Interprofessional Education and Practice: a critical element to a thriving healthcare system .Interprofessional Education and Practice in Healthcare: The Time is Now conference, Athens, OH.

DiGiovanni, J.J. (06-2013. ) Tinnitus .Unitron International Partners Forum, Barcelona, Spain.

DiGiovanni, J.J. (06-2013. ) Cognitive performance and hearing aids: Improving assessments of devices, human performance, and rehabilitation .Unitron International Partners Forum, Barcelona, Spain.

McCarthy, J., Buchman, S., & DiGiovanni, J.J. (11-2016. ) Using the SEGUE framework to discuss & understand interprofessional encounters .annual convention of the America Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

McCarthy, J., Moore, D., DiGiovanni, J.J., & Ekpe, J. (2015. ) Learners as Designers: Project-Based Learning in IPE Classrooms .annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Denver, CO.

DiGiovanni, J.J., McCarthy J., Moore, D. (11-2014. ) IPE in the classroom and clinical settings .annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.

DiGiovanni, J.J. (11-2013. ) Cognition and hearing aids. .annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.

DiGiovanni, J.J (11-2013. ) Tinnitus .annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.

DiGiovanni, J.J., Overby, A., Wadsworth, N., & McCarthy, J.M. (10-2013. ) Interprofessional Health Teams in a Clinical Environment. .annual conference of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, Orlando, FL.

McCarthy, J.W., Moore, D.R., Sergeev, A., Krause, A., DiGiovanni, J.J., Wadsworth, N., & Overby, A. (10-2013. ) Interprofessional Health Teams in a Classroom Environment .annual conference of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, Orlando, FL.

McCarthy, J., DiGiovanni, J.J., & Ries, D.T. (2012. ) Contributions of hearing science to AAC system design” .International Society for AAC, Pittsburgh, PA.

McCarthy, J., Ries, D., & DiGiovanni, J.J. (11-2010. ) Redesigning scanning with animation and sound cues .Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Nagaraj, N. & DiGiovanni, J.J. (04-2010. ) Relative contribution of adaptation and temporal integration to the forward masking phenomenon .Presented at Joint Meeting of the 159th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of American and NOISE-CON 2010, Baltimore, MD.

Schlauch, R.S., Ries, D.T., & DiGiovanni, J.J. (02-1999. ) Cognitive limitations on auditory temporal resolution .Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, St. Petersburg Beach, FL.

Ries, D.T., DiGiovanni, J.J., & Schlauch, R.S (10-1999. ) Hearing discrete elements of an auditory temporal sequence: Evidence for a central mechanism. Paper presented at the 138th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Columbus, OH.

Schlauch, R.S., DiGiovanni, J.J., & Ries, D.T. (05-2000. ) Hearing discrete elements of a temporal sequence: Learning and generalization .. Paper presented at the 139th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Atlanta, GA.

DiGiovanni, J.J., & Zettner, E.M. (05-2004. ) Relating psychophysical and otoacoustic emission suppression tuning curves .Paper presented at the 147th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), New York, NY.

DiGiovanni, J.J. & Ries, D.R. (12-2006. ) Release from interference in auditory working memory .Paper presented at the 4th joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of Japan and the Acoustical Society of America, Honolulu, HI.

Repka, J., & DiGiovanni, J.J. (06-2006. ) Response method in manual audiometry for adults. .Research presented at the School of Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences Colloquium, Athens, OH.

Nair, P., & DiGiovanni, J.J. (06-2006. ) Response growth using a low-frequency suppressor .Research presented at the School of Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences Colloquium, Athens, OH.

Poster Presentations

DiGiovanni, J.J., Weaver, A.M., & Lynch, E.E. (06-2017. ) Relating verbal and non-verbal auditory spans to language comprehension performance .Boston, MA. .

DiGiovanni, J.J., Riffle., T.L., Lynch. E.E., & Nagaraj, N.K. (06-2017. ) Noise characteristics and their impact on working memory and listening comprehension performance. .Boston, MA. .

Riffle, T.L., & DiGiovanni, J.J. (06-2017. ) Accounting for verbal and spatial working memory load in an auditory Stroop task .Boston, MA. .

Cyders, T.J., DiGiovanni, J.J., & Wilhelm, J. (06-2017. ) Characterization of natural and recoid-induced vibration of an AR-15 rifle at the cheeckbone-stock interface. .Boston, MA. .

DiGiovanni, J.J., & Riffle, T.L. (03-2016. ) Relating complex verbal and non-verbal spans to listening comprehension. Scottsdale, AZ. .

DiGiovanni, J.J., Riffle, T.L., Gilmore, C., & Mikol, J. (03-2016. ) Generalization and resilience to distractors in auditory working memory .Scottsdale, AZ. .

Weaver, A., Burford, J., & DiGiovanni, J.J. (03-2016. ) How does musical training impact auditory streaming? .Scottsdale, AZ. .

Nagaraj, N.K., DiGiovanni, J.J., & Montgomery J. (04-2015. ) How good is the speech-in-noise test in predicting listening comprehension? .San Antonio, TX. .

DiGiovanni, J.J., & Riffle, T.L. (03-2015. ) Using cognitive tasks to evaluate listening effort in various background noises. Scottsdale, AZ. .

Weaver, A.J., DiGiovanni, J.J., & Ries, D.R. (03-2015. ) The influence of musical training and maturation on pitch perception and memory .Scottsdale, AZ. .

DiGiovanni, J.J. & Prewitt, J.M., & Moates, D.R. (11-2010. ) The relative contribution to speech intelligibility from consonants and vowels using synthesized and naturally spoken sentences .Cancun, Mexico. .

DiGiovanni, J.J., Rutledge, J.C. & Umble, C.S. (04-2010. ) Phonemically-targeted speech processing used in conjunction with combination compression and combination linear gain (Coliga) processing. .Baltimore, MD. .

DiGiovanni, J.J. & Stover, A.K. (07-2008. ) The role of consonant duration and amplitude processing on speech intelligibility in noise .Paris, France. .

DiGiovanni, J.J. & Wolfanger, J.A. (07-2008. ) The role of combined consonant duration and amplitude processing on speech intelligibility in noise. .Paris, France. .

Greer, K., & DiGiovanni, J.J. (04-2007. ) Assessing the contribution of hi- and low- decrements in increment detection .Ohio University, Athens, OH. .

King, B., & DiGiovanni, J.J. (04-2007. ) Spectral reshaping of /s/ and/ /t/ to enhance speech intelligibility .Ohio University, Athens, OH. .

Stover, A., & DiGiovanni, J.J. (04-2007. ) Consonant-vowel trade in duration for the improvement of speech intelligibility in noise .Ohio University, Athens, OH. .

Nair, P., & DiGiovanni, J.J. (04-2006. ) Response growth using a low-frequency suppressor .Ohio University, Athens, OH. .

Repka, J., & DiGiovanni, J.J. (04-2006. ) Response method in manual audiometry for adults .Ohio University, Athens, OH. .

DiGiovanni, J.J., & Wojtczak, M. (04-2005. ) Response growth with and without a low-frequency suppressor .Vancouver, Canada. .

DiGiovanni, J.J. (04-2003. ) Viability of spectral enhancement with harmonic stimuli .Nashville, TN. .

Nelson, P.B., DiGiovanni, J.J., & Schlauch, R.S. (09-2002. ) A psychoacoustic basis for spectral sharpening? .Denver, CO. .

Nelson, P.B., DiGiovanni, J.J., Tejero-Calado, J.C., & Rutledge, J. (08-2002. ) Spectral sharpening based on empirical parameters. Lake Tahoe, CA. .

Schlauch, R.S., DiGiovanni, J.J., & Davies-Venn, E. (01-2002. ) Persistence in audition .St. Pete Beach, FL. .

DiGiovanni, J.J., Nelson, P.B., & Schlauch, R.S. (01-2002. ) Testing the theoretical viability of spectral enhancement .St. Pete Beach, FL. .

Schlauch, R.S., DiGiovanni, J.J., Olson, K.L., & Donlin, E.E. (05-2001. ) Do Listeners include the echo portion of a damped sound when judging its duration? .Chicago, IL. .

Ries, D.T., Schlauch, R.S., & DiGiovanni, J.J. (02-2001. ) Temporal masking patterns of ramped and damped maskers and their relation to subjective duration and loudness. .St. Petersburg Beach, FL. .

Schlauch, R.S., DiGiovanni, J.J., & Ries, D.T. (02-1997. ) Is the shape of the loudness function determined primarily by the basilar membrane input-output function? .St. Petersburg Beach, FL. .

DiGiovanni, J.J., & Schlauch, R.S. (11-2000. ) The acoustic reflex and flaccid tympanic membrane .Seattle, WA. .

Schlauch, R.S., Ries, D.T., DiGiovanni, J.J., Elliot, S., & Campbell, S. (05-1998. ) Intensity discrimination of ramped and damped tones .Seattle, WA. .

Honors and Awards

2016 Award for Top Faculty Newsmaker Received for having the sixth highest number of news hits for all faculty and staff in 2015.

Service

(Re-elected to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Audiology Advisory Council ) Type:Service to Professional Associations 2014 -2016

(Content reviewer for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Practice Portal on amplification ) Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:Prof. Org. 2013 -2015

(Conference reviewer for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Associations Annual conference, Audiology section ) Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:Prof. Org. 2013

(Elected to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Audiology Advisory Council, Ohio Representative ) Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:Prof. Org. 2011 -2013

(Associate Editor: American Journal of Audiology ) 2008 -2011

Wellcome Trust (Review of grant proposal related to psychoacoustics ) Type:Grant Panel Level:International 2010

(Guest speaker at meeting of Ohio University Chapter of NSSLHA ) Type:University/College Service 2005

(Reviewer of ASHA Conference presentation submissions ) Type:Service to Professional Associations 2017

(Reviewer of ASHA Conference presentation submissions ) Type:Service to Professional Associations 2013

(Reviewer of ASHA Conference presentation submissions ) Type:Service to Professional Associations 2006

(Review of the book Survey of Audiology: Fundamentals for Audiologists and Health Professionals, 2nd ed. ) Type:Editorial Service 2010

(Review of book in draft form The Small Book of Hearing Sciences ) Type:Editorial Service 2008

(Review of book in draft form Pharmacology and Ototoxicity for Audiologists ) Type:Editorial Service 2006

(Review of book in draft form Compression for Clinicians, 2nd ed. ) Type:Editorial Service 2006

(Review of the book Compression for Clinicians ) Type:Editorial Service 1998

(Review of the book Hearing Instrument Technology for the Hearing Healthcare Professional ) Type:Editorial Service 1996

Courses Taught

Audiology I: Basic Audiometry, Anatomy, and Hearing Disorders Level:Undergraduate

Anatomy & Physiology of the Peripheral Auditory System Level:Graduate

Contact Information

Academic - Health Sciences Building
3225 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267