Saradha Ananthakrishnan

Assistant Professor, Audiology

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Van Bokkelen, Room 103 D

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 2013
Doctor of Audiology, Purdue
University, 2012
Bachelor of Science, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, 2008

Areas of Expertise

Characterization of the human frequency following response to steady state vowels, time varying diphthongs and speech in background noise in normal hearing and sensorineural hearing impairment.
Neural plasticity in the auditory system
Cortical potentials in normal hearing and hearing impaired populations; relationship between cortical and sub-cortical evoked potentials.

Certification & Licensure

  • ASHA CCC-A
  • Maryland State Licensure in Audiology

Recent Publications

  • Krishnan, A., Gandour, J. T., Ananthakrishnan, S., & Vijayaraghavan, V. (2015). Language experience enhances early cortical pitch-dependent responses. Journal of neurolinguistics, 33, 128-148.
  • Krishnan, A., Gandour, J.T., Ananthakrishnan, S., & Vijayaraghavan, V. (2014). Cortical pitch response components index stimulus onset/offset and dynamic features of pitch contours. Neuropsycholagia, 59, 1-12.
  • Krishnan, A., Bidelman, G. M., Smalt, C. J., Ananthakrishnan, S., & Gandour, J. T. (2012). Relationship between brainstem, cortical and behavioral measures relevant to pitch salience in humans. Neuropsychologia.
  • Smalt, C. J., Krishnan, A., Bidelman, G. M., Ananthakrishnan, S., & Gandour, J. T. (2012). Distortion products and their influence on representation of pitch-relevant information in the human brainstem for unresolved harmonic complex tones. Hearing Research.
  • Krishnan, A., Gandour, J. T., Ananthakrishnan, S., Bidelman, G. M., & Smalt, C. J. (2011). Functional ear (a) symmetry in brainstem neural activity relevant to encoding of voice pitch: A precursor for hemispheric specialization?. Brain and language, 119(3), 226-231.
  • Krishnan, A., Gandour, J. T., Ananthakrishnan, S., Bidelman, G. M., & Smalt, C. J. (2011). Linguistic status of timbre influences pitch encoding in the brainstem. NeuroReport, 22(16), 801.

Recent Presentations

  • Ananthakrishnan, S. & Grinstead, L. (2015). Subcortical Neural Encoding of Speech in SNHL: Attenuation and Distortion Effects. Poster presented at the 38th Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO), Baltimore, MD.
  • Ananthakrishnan, S., Krishnan, A. (2014). Effects of Adverse Listening Conditions on Subcortical Neural Representation of Speech Sounds in Normal and Impaired Ears. Poster presented at the 37th Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO), San Diego, CA.
  • Krishnan, A., Gandour, J.T., Ananthakrishnan, S., Vijayarghavan, V. (2014). Cortical Pitch Response Components Indexes Multiple Attributes of Pitch Contours. Poster presented at the 37th Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO), San Diego, CA.
  • Ananthakrishnan, S., Luo, X., Krishnan, A. (2013). Frequency-following responses to vocoded speech. Poster presented at the 16th Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses (CIAP), Lake Tahoe, CA.
  • Ananthakrishnan, S., Krishnan, A. (2013). Subcortical pitch encoding of speech sounds in the normal and impaired auditory systems. Poster presented at the 36th Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO), Baltimore, MD.
  • Ananthakrishnan, S., Krishnan, A., Smalt, C.J., Bidelman, G.M. (2012). Brainstem neural encoding of envelope and temporal fine structure of complex stimuli in normal and impaired ears. Poster presented at the 35th Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO), San Diego, CA.
  • Krishnan, A., Smalt, C.J., Bidelman, G.M., Ananthakrishnan, S.,Gandour, J.T. (2012). Concurrent neural representations in auditory brainstem and cortex predict the perceptual salience of pitch. Poster presented at the 35th Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO), San Diego, CA.
  • Ananthakrishnan, S., Krishnan, A. (2014). Neural Encoding of Speech in the Healthy & Impaired Auditory Systems. Podium presentation (Invited speaker) at the 41st Annual Scientific & Technology Conference, American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ.