College of Health Professions


Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies

 

Faculty and Staff

Jennifer Smart, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

 

Office:   Van Bokkelen, Room 109D
Phone:   410-704-3105
Fax:   410-704-4131
E-mail:   JSmart@towson.edu

Jennifer Smart, Ph.D.

Education and Certification

  • Ph.D.: James Madison University
  • B.A.: The University of Tennessee
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology
  • Fellow, American Academy of Audiology
  • Licensed by the Maryland Board of Examiners

Courses Presently Taught

  • ACSD 621 Auditory Diagnostics I.
  • ACSD 622 Auditory Diagnostics I., Laboratory
  • ACSD 723 Medical Audiology
  • ACSD 751 Hearing Conservation
  • ACSD 753 Pediatrics and Educational Audiology
  • ACSD 844 Tinnitus
  • ACSD 853 Cochlear Implants

Professional/Research Areas of Specialization

  • Auditory Processing Abilities of Young Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Efficacy of personal FM systems for children with auditory processing disorder (APD)
  • Test-retest reliability of APD assessments
  • Reported benefits and use of personal FM systems for children with APD
  • Communication options for people with Neurofibromatosis Type 2

Recent Publications

  • Smart, J.L., Purdy, S.C., & Leman, K.R. (2012). Evaluation of (Central) Auditory Processing and Phonological/Phonemic Awareness in 6-Year-Old Children: A Pilot Study to Determine Test Efficiency and Inter-subject Reliability. Journal of Educational Audiology, 18, 6-15.

  • Korczak, P., Smart, J., Delgado, R., Strobel, T. M., & Bradford, C. (2012). Auditory Steady-State Responses.  Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 23, 146-170.

  • Fairgray, L., Purdy, S.C., & Smart, J.L. (2010). Effects of auditory-verbal therapy for school-

    aged children with hearing loss: An exploratory study. The Volta Review

  • Smart, J.L., Purdy, S.C., & Kelly, A.S. (2010) Personal FM systems and children

    with auditory processing disorder - successfully fitting this heterogeneous population. In In C. DeConde-Johnson, D.E. Lewis, H.E. Mulder, & L.M. Thibodeau (Eds.), Proceedings of ACCESS 2 Phonak’s 1st Virtual FM conference (pp. 38-44). Phonak Communications AG.

  • Purdy S.C., Smart, J. L., Baily, M., & Sharma, M. (2009), Do children with reading delay benefit from the use of personal FM systems in the classroom? International Journal of Audiology, 48(12), 843-852.

  • Smart, J. L., & Kelly, A.S. (2008). Searching for an answer: Auditory Neuropathy/Auditory Dys-synchrony, a 20 year long mystery solved. New Zealand Audiological Society Bulletin, 18, 25-33.

  • Smart, J. L., Kelly, A.S., Searchfield, G.D., Lyons, A.M, & Houghton, J.M. (2007). Rehabilitation of Adults with Auditory Processing Disorder and Normal Peripheral Hearing: Two Case Studies, Australia and New Zealand Journal of Audiology. 29 (1), 53-59.

Recent Invited Presentations

  • Smart, J.L. (Invited Speaker). Communication Options in NF2. NF Forum, Nashville,

    Tennessee, USA, April 20, 2013.

  • Kreisman, B., Ball, R., & Smart, J. (Poster Presentation). Development and Evaluation of a Spanish-Language Bisyllabic Rhyme Test for Word Recognition Testing. Audiology Now! The American Academy of Audiology, Anaheim, California, USA, April 3-6, 2013.

  • Smart, J. L., Niedermeyer, B., Robinson, C.G. & Kreisman, B.K. (Poster Presentation).  Do hearing aids improve quality of life for underprivileged adults? The 40th annual AAS Scientific and Technology Conference of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, March 7-9, 2013.

  • Smart, J.L., Godlewicz, A., Nagle, S., & Long, D. (Poster Presentation). Auditory Processing Abilities in Adults with High Functioning Autism. The 40th annual AAS Scientific and Technology Conference of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, March 7-9, 2013.

  • Smart, J.L. (Oral Presentation). Adapting to Hearing Loss: Strategies for Communication. NF Forum, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, June 9, 2012.

  • Smart, J.L. (Oral Presentation). Communication Options for Patients with NF2. NF and Schwannomatosis Patient and Family Education Day. The Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Center, April 14, 2012.

  • Dau, L., Smart, J. L., Emanuel, D., & Kelly, A. S. (Poster Presentation). Effects of Maturation on a Behavioral Test Battery of Auditory Processing. Audiology Now! The American Academy of Audiology, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, March 28-31, 2012.

  • Korczak, P. & Smart, J. L. (Oral Presentation). The Auditory Steady State Response (ASSR): A Tutorial for Au.D. Students and Clinical Audiologists. Maryland Academy of Audiology, Ellicott City, Maryland, September 8, 2011.

  • Smart, J.L., Kreisman, B. K., Robinson, C. G., Marczewski, C. & Butler C. (Poster

    Presentation). Evaluating Hearing Aid Benefit During the First Four Weeks, Audiology Now! The American Academy of Audiology, Chicago, Illinois, USA, April 6-9, 2011.

  • Smart, J.L. & Robinson, C.G. (Oral Presentation). Access to Audiology: The Cherry Hill Hearing Healthcare Initiative. College of Health Professions Research/Scholarship Day at Towson University, Towson, Maryland, January 19, 2011.
  • Smart, J.L. (Oral Presentation). Auditory Processing Disorder: Putting the Pieces Together. Maryland Academy of Audiology, Linthicum, Maryland, September 23, 2010. (Invited Speaker)

  • Smart, J.L. & Robinson, C. (Poster Presentation). The Cherry Hill Hearing Healthcare Initiative: Helping People Hear Better One Hearing Aid at a Time. Maryland Academy of Audiology, Linthicum, Maryland, September 23, 2010.

  • Paroly, L., Kreisman, B., Smart, J.L., & Pallett, S. (Poster Presentation).  The effects of acoustically modified NU-6 and Hearing in Noise Tests on speech perception abilities of individuals with mid to high frequency sensorineural hearing loss. Maryland Academy of Audiology Convention, Linthicum, Maryland, September 23, 2010.

  • Smart, J.L. (Oral Presentation). FM systems: Are they just for the classroom? Maryland Academy of Audiology, Columbia, Maryland, September 25, 2009. (Invited Speaker)

  • Smart, J. L. (Oral Presentation). FM Systems: Are they just for the classroom? Maryland Academy of Audiology, Columbia, Maryland, September 25, 2009.
  • Smart, J. L. (Oral Presentation). Hearing vs. Listening: Auditory Processing Disorder Workshop. Frederick County Public Schools. Frederick, Maryland, August 27, 2009.
  • Smart, J. L., Purdy, S.C., & Kelly, A.S. (Oral Presentation). Auditory Processing Disorder: Beyond the Diagnosis. Department of Communication Disorders, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, July 8, 2008.
  • Purdy, S.C., & Smart, J. L. (Keynote Speakers). Hawaii Speech and Hearing Association Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, April 10-11, 2008.
  • Smart, J. L. (Oral Presentation). Electrophysiological assessment of school-aged children with auditory processing disorder. 5th Annual Auckland Neuroscience Network Leigh Workshop, Leigh, New Zealand, February 25, 2008.
  • Smart, J. L. (Oral Presentation). Personal FM systems and children with auditory processing disorder – successfully fitting this heterogeneous population. Phonak’s 1st Virtual FM Conference – ACCESS 2. January 30 and February 6, 2008.

Recent Research Presentations

  • Smart, J. L., Purdy, S.C., & Kelly, A.S. (Oral Presentation). Evaluation of Speech Processing in Noise and FM Benefit in Children with Auditory Processing Disorder Using Cortical Evoked Potentials and Behavioral Measures. XXI Biennial Symposium of the International Evoked Response Audiometry Study Group. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 8-11, 2009.
  • Smart, J. L., Purdy, S.C., & Kelly, A.S. (Oral Presentation) Auditory Processing Disorder: Current test battery considerations and rehabilitation options for the school-aged population. New Zealand Audiological Society 2008 Annual Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, July 9-12, 2008.
  • Smart, J. L. (Oral Presentation) Solving an Audiological Mystery. New Zealand Audiological Society 2008 Annual Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, July 9-12, 2008.
  • Kelly, A.S., Smart, J. L., and Purdy, S.C. (Oral Presentation) Speech ABRs - The answer to objective APD testing? New Zealand Audiological Society 2008 Annual Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, July 9-12, 2008.
  • Smart, J. L., Purdy, S.C., and Kelly, A.S. (Oral Presentation) Auditory Processing Disorder – Considerations for Diagnosis and Intervention. International Congress of Audiology 2008, Hong Kong, June 8-12, 2008.
  • Kelly, A.S., Smart, J. L., and Purdy, S.C. (Poster Presentation) The auditory brain stem response evoked by a natural speech token in school aged children with auditory processing disorder, 5th Widex Paediatric Congress of Audiology, Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 15-17, 2008.
  • Seal, B.C., Jacobson, C., Ruth, R., Smart, J. L., Erickson, A., Stogner, B., & Larson, E. (Poster Presentation) Auditory Neuropathy in an Identical Twin: Developmental Similarities and Differences from 7 to 22 Months. 10th International Cochlear Implant and Other Implantable Auditory Technologies Conference, San Diego, California, USA, April 10-12, 2008.
  • Smart, J. L., Purdy, S.C., and Kelly, A.S. (Oral Presentation) APD diagnosis and the use of a personal FM system. Audiology Now! The American Academy of Audiology, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, April 2-5, 2008.

Service Learning

  • Cherry Hill Hearing Healthcare Initiative    2009- Present

 

 



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