Faculty Profile

Erin Schafer

Erin Schafer

Title
Professor
Department
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
College
College of Health and Public Service

    

Education

PhD, University of Texas at Dallas, 2005.
Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders
MS, University of Texas at Dallas, 2001.
Major: Audiology
BS, Texas Woman's University, 1998.
Major: Communication Disorders

Current Scheduled Teaching*

ASLP 4045.900, Basic Rehabilitative Audiology, Fall 2021 Syllabus
ASLP 5775.900, Research Methods in Speech Language Pathology/Audiology, Fall 2021 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

HLSR 6950.034, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2021
ASLP 6800.001, (Re)Habilitative Audiology for Adults and Children, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
HLSR 6950.034, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021 Syllabus
ASLP 6990.001, Research Project, Spring 2021 Syllabus
ASLP 6730.003, Seminar in Audiology, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ASLP 4045.900, Basic Rehabilitative Audiology, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
HLSR 6950.034, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
ASLP 5775.900, Research Methods in Speech Language Pathology/Audiology, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ASLP 5900.700, Special Problems, Fall 2020
ASLP 5900.702, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2020 Syllabus
ASLP 6800.001, (Re)Habilitative Audiology for Adults and Children, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ASLP 6990.001, Research Project, Spring 2020
ASLP 5900.711, Special Problems, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ASLP 4045.900, Basic Rehabilitative Audiology, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ASLP 5775.002, Research Methods in Speech Language Pathology/Audiology, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ASLP 6730.003, Seminar in Audiology, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ASLP 5900.700, Special Problems, Fall 2019 Syllabus
ASLP 6990.001, Research Project, Summer 10W 2019 Syllabus
ASLP 6800.001, (Re)Habilitative Audiology for Adults and Children, Spring 2019 SPOT
ASLP 6750.001, Advanced Audiologic Assessment, Spring 2019 SPOT
ASLP 6990.001, Research Project, Spring 2019
ASLP 4045.900, Basic Rehabilitative Audiology, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ASLP 6750.001, Advanced Audiologic Assessment, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ASLP 6990.001, Research Project, Spring 2018
ASLP 6700.001, Rehabilitative Audiology : Children, Fall 2017 SPOT
SPHS 6990.001, Research Project, Spring 2017
SPHS 6700.001, Rehabilitative Audiology : Children, Fall 2016 SPOT
SPHS 6800.001, Rehabilitative Audiology: Adults, Fall 2016 SPOT
SPHS 6750.001, Advanced Audiologic Assessment, Spring 2016 SPOT
SPHS 6990.001, Research Project, Spring 2016
SPHS 4951.005, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Fall 2015
SPHS 6700.001, Rehabilitative Audiology : Children, Fall 2015 SPOT
SPHS 6800.001, Rehabilitative Audiology: Adults, Fall 2015 SPOT
SPHS 6750.001, Advanced Audiologic Assessment, Spring 2015
SPHS 6680.001, Pediatric Audiology, Spring 2015
SPHS 6990.001, Research Project, Spring 2015
SPHS 6700.001, Rehabilitative Audiology : Children, Fall 2014
SPHS 6800.001, Rehabilitative Audiology: Adults, Fall 2014
SPHS 6680.001, Pediatric Audiology, Spring 2014
SPHS 6990.001, Research Project, Spring 2014
SPHS 6700.001, Rehabilitative Audiology : Children, Fall 2013
SPHS 6800.001, Rehabilitative Audiology: Adults, Fall 2013
SPHS 6750.001, Advanced Audiologic Assessment, Spring 2013
SPHS 6680.001, Pediatric Audiology, Spring 2013
SPHS 6990.001, Research Project, Spring 2013
SPHS 6700.001, Rehabilitative Audiology : Children, Fall 2012
SPHS 6800.001, Rehabilitative Audiology: Adults, Fall 2012
SPHS 6750.001, Advanced Audiologic Assessment, Spring 2012
SPHS 6700.001, Rehabilitative Audiology : Children, Fall 2011
SPHS 6800.001, Rehabilitative Audiology: Adults, Fall 2011
SPHS 6990.003, Research Project, Fall 2011
SPHS 6680.001, Pediatric Audiology, Spring 2011
SPHS 6700.002, Rehabilitative Audiology : Children, Spring 2011
SPHS 6990.005, Research Project, Spring 2011
SPHS 6750.003, Advanced Audiologic Assessment, Fall 2010
SPHS 6800.001, Rehabilitative Audiology: Adults, Fall 2010
SPHS 6990.003, Research Project, Fall 2010
SPHS 4090.001, Basic Rehabilitative Audiology, Spring 2010
SPHS 6700.002, Rehabilitative Audiology : Children, Spring 2010
SPHS 6750.003, Advanced Audiologic Assessment, Fall 2009
SPHS 6800.001, Rehabilitative Audiology: Adults, Fall 2009
SPHS 6990.003, Research Project, Fall 2009
SPHS 6680.002, Pediatric Audiology, Summer 5W1 2009
SPHS 6700.002, Rehabilitative Audiology : Children, Spring 2009
SPHS 5775.001, Research Methods in Speech Language Pathology/Audiology, Spring 2009
SPHS 6750.002, Advanced Audiologic Assessment, Fall 2008
SPHS 6800.001, Rehabilitative Audiology: Adults, Fall 2008
SPHS 6990.003, Research Project, Fall 2008
SPHS 6700.002, Rehabilitative Audiology : Children, Spring 2008
SPHS 5775.001, Research Methods in Speech Language Pathology/Audiology, Spring 2008
SPHS 6750.001, Advanced Audiologic Assessment, Fall 2007
SPHS 6800.001, Rehabilitative Audiology: Adults, Fall 2007
SPHS 6990.003, Research Project, Fall 2007
SPHS 4090.001, Basic Rehabilitative Audiology, Summer 5W1 2007
SPHS 6680.001, Pediatric Audiology, Summer 5W1 2007
SPHS 6700.002, Rehabilitative Audiology : Children, Spring 2007
SPHS 5775.001, Research Methods in Speech Language Pathology/Audiology, Spring 2007
SPHS 6990.002, Research Project, Spring 2007
SPHS 6990.005, Research Project, Spring 2007
SPHS 6750.001, Advanced Audiologic Assessment, Fall 2006
SPHS 6800.001, Rehabilitative Audiology: Adults, Fall 2006
SPHS 4090.001, Basic Rehabilitative Audiology, Summer 5W1 2006
SPHS 6680.001, Pediatric Audiology, Summer 5W1 2006
SPHS 6700.001, Rehabilitative Audiology : Children, Spring 2006
SPHS 5775.001, Research Methods in Speech Language Pathology/Audiology, Spring 2006
SPHS 6800.001, Rehabilitative Audiology: Adults, Fall 2005
SPHS 4090.001, Basic Rehabilitative Audiology, Summer 5W1 2005
SPHS 6680.001, Pediatric Audiology, Summer 5W1 2005
SPHS 6690.001, Hearing Aids I, Spring 2005
SPHS 6695.002, Hearing Aids II: Strategies for Selecting and Fitting Hearing Aids, Spring 2005

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Wolfe, J., Schafer, E. C. (2014). Programming Cochlear Implants. (Second Edition), . San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing Inc..
Schafer, E. C. (2010). Programming cochlear implants. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing Inc.
Book Chapter
Schafer, E. C. (2021). Hearing instruments and remote microphone technology. Educational Audiology Handbook. 292-307. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
Wolfe, J., Schafer, E. C. (2018). Chapter 10. Cochlear Nucleus cochlear implants and sound processors. Cochlear Implants: Audiologic Management and Considerations for Implantable Hearing Devices. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
Wolfe, J., Schafer, E. C. (2018). Chapter 15. Programming Advanced Bionics cochlear implants. Cochlear Implants: Audiologic Management and Considerations for Implantable Hearing Devices. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
Schafer, E. C., Wolfe, J. (2018). Chapter 16. Programming Cochlear Nucleus cochlear implants. Cochlear Implants: Audiologic Management and Considerations for Implantable Hearing Devices. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
Wolfe, J., Schafer, E. C. (2018). Chapter 7. Basic terminology of cochlear implant programming. Cochlear Implants: Audiologic Management and Considerations for Implantable Hearing Devices.. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing Inc..
Wolfe, J., Schafer, E. C. (2018). Chapter 8. Cochlear implant signal coding strategies. Cochlear Implants: Audiologic Management and Considerations for Implantable Hearing Devices. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing Inc..
Wolfe, J., Schafer, E. C. (2018). Chapter 9. Advanced Bionics cochlear implants and sound processors. Cochlear Implants: Audiologic Management and Considerations for Implantable Hearing Devices. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
Wolfe, J., Schafer, E. C. (2017). Programming Cochlear Implants in Children. Clinical Management of Children with Cochlear implants. (Second E), 105-152. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing Inc..
Schafer, E. C., Wolfe, J. (2011). Cochlear implants in the classroom. School-Based Audiology. 195-210. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing Inc..
Conference Proceeding
Schafer, E. C., Sorkin, D., Kozma-Spytek, L., Childress, T. (2016). Cochlear implant connectivity to other technologies. Proceedings of the annual symposium of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance. Washington, DC:.
Journal Article
Miller, S., Graham, J., Schafer, E. C. (2021). Auditory Sensory Gating of Speech and Nonspeech Stimuli. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research. 64, 1404-1412.
Dunn, C., Miller, S., Schafer, E. C., Silva, C., Gifford, R., Grisel, J. (2020). Benefits of a Hearing Registry: Cochlear Implant Candidacy in Quiet versus Noise in 1611 Patients. American Journal of Audiology. 29(4), 851-861.
Schafer, E. C., Mathews, L., Gopal, K., Canale, E., Creech, A., Manning, J., Kaiser, K. (2020). Behavioral auditory processing in children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder.. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 31(9), 680-689.
Miller, S., Anderson, C., Manning, J., Schafer, E. C. (2020). Insurance payer status predicts post-operative speech outcomes in adult cochlear implant recipients. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 31(9), 666-673.
Schafer, E. C., Kirby, B., Miller, S. (2020). Remote-Microphone Technology for Children with Hearing Loss and Auditory Processing Issues. Seminars in Hearing. 41(4), 277-290.
Gopal, K. V., Schafer, E. C., Mathews, L., Nandy, R., Beaudion, D., Schadt, L., Brown, A., Phillips, B., Caldwell, J. (2020). Effects of Auditory Training on Electrophysiological Measures in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder" has been successfully submitted online and is presently being given full consideration for publication in the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology.. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 31, 96 -104.
Schafer, E. C., Gopal, K. V., Mathews, L., Thompson, S., Kaiser, K., McCullough, S., Jones, J., Castillo, P., Canale, E., Hutcheson, A. (2019). Effects of Auditory Training and Remote-Microphone Technology on the Behavioral Performance of Children and Young Adults who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 30(5), 431-443.
Wolfe, J., Gifford, R., Schafer, E. C. (2018). Measurement of the electrically-evoked stapedial reflex response with wideband acoustic reflectance measurement. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 29(4), 337-347.
Schafer, E. C., Aoyama, K., Ho, T., Costillo, P., Conlin, J., Jones, J., Thompson, S. (2018). Speech recognition in noise in adults and children who speak English or Chinese as their first language.. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 29(10), 885-897.
Wright, S. C., Joshi, A. P., Schafer, E. C., Aoyama, K., Ho, T., Anderson, C., Dyson, J., Box, J. (2017). A pilot study on the effects of nonlinear frequency compression on performance of individuals who speak Mandarin Chinese. Other. XLIX, 1-12.
Wolfe, J., Duke, M., Schafer, E., Jones, C., Rakita, L. (2017). Evaluation of adaptive noise management technologies for school-age children with hearing loss. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 28(5), 414-435.
Wolfe, J., Gilbert, M., Schafer, E. C., Litvak, L. M., Spahr, A. J., Saoji, A., Finley, C. (2017). Optimizations for the electrically-evoked stapedial reflex threshold measurement in cochlear implant recipients. Other. 38(2), 255-261.
Grisel, J. J., Schafer, E. C., Lam, A., Griffin, T. (2017). Pilot Study on the use of data mining to identify cochlear implant candidates. 19(3), 142-146.
Wolfe, J., Neumann, S., Schafer, E. C., Marsh, M., Wood, M., Baker, S. (2017). Potential benefits of an integrated electric-acoustic (EAS) sound processor with children: A prelimenary report. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 28(2), 127-140.
Germiniani dos Santos, L., Schafer, E. C., Thibodeau, L., Tangerino de Souza Jacob, R. (2017). The Brazilian phrases in noise test. Other. 23, 1-8.
Wolfe, J. A., Duke, M., Schafer, E. C., Rehmann, J., Jha, S., Allegro Baumann, S., John, A., Jones, C. (2017). Preliminary evaluation of a novel non-linear frequency compression scheme for use in children.. International Journal of Audiology. 56(12), 976-988.
Sullivan, J. R., Assmann, P. F., Hossain, S., Schafer, E. C. (2017). Voice gender and the segregation of competing talkers: Perceptual learning in cochlear implant simulations.. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 141(3), 1643.
Schafer, E. C., Anderson, C., Sullivan, J., Wolfe, J., Duke, M., Osman, H., Pitts, K. (2016). Children's auditory recognition of digital stimuli. Other. 22, 1-11.
Schafer, E. C., Grisel, J. J., de Jong, A., Ravelo, K., Lamb, A., Burke, M., Griffin, T., Winter, M., Schrader, D. (2016). Creating a framework for data sharing in cochlear implant research. Other. 17(6), 283-292.
Wolfe, J., Morais Duke, M., Schafer, E. C., Cire, G., Menapace, C., ONeill, L. (2016). Evaluation of a wireless audio streaming accessory to improve mobile telephone performance of cochlear implant users. International Journal of Audiology. 55(2), 75-82.
Duke, M., Wolfe, J., Schafer, E. C. (2016). Recognition of speech from the television with use of a wireless technology designed for cochlear implants. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 27(5), 388-394.
Schafer, E. C., Utrup, A. (2016). The effect of age of cochlear implantation on speech intelligibility to others. Other. 22, 1-11.
Schafer, E. C., Wright, S., Anderson, C., Jones, J., Pitts, K., Bryant, D., Watson, M., Box, J., Neve, M., Mathews, L., Reed, M. P. (2016). Assistive technology evaluations: Remote-microphone technology for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.. Journal of Communication Disorders. 64, 1-17.
Wolfe, J., Schafer, E. C., Martella, M., Morais, M., Mann, M. (2015). Evaluation of extended wear hearing technology for childern with hearing loss. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 27(7), 615-631.
Wolfe, J., Morais Duke, M., Schafer, E. C., Jones, C., Mulder, H., John, A., Hudson, M. (2015). Evaluation of performance with an adaptive digital remote microphone system and a digital remote microphone audio-streaming accessory system. American Journal of Audiology. 24(3), 440-450.
Wolfe, J., Morais, M., Schafer, E. C., Agrawal, S., Koch, D. (2015). Evaluation of speech recognition of cochlear implant recipients using adaptive, digital remote microphone technology and a speech enhancement sound processing algorithm. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 26(5), 502-508.
Wolfe, J., Schafer, E. C., John, A. B., Hudson, M., Anderson, S. (2015). Evaluation of the benefits of binaural hearing on the telephone for children with hearing loss. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 26(1), 93-100.
Wolfe, J., John, A. B., Schafer, E. C., Hudson, M. A., Boretzki, M., Scollie, S., Woods, W., Wheeler, J., Hudgens, K., Neumann, S. (2015). Evaluation of wideband frequency responses and non-linear frequency compression for children with mild to moderate high-frequency hearing loss. International Journal of Audiology. 54(3), 170-181.
Wolfe, J., Morais, M., Schafer, E. C. (2015). Improving hearing performance for cochlear implant recipients with use of a digital, wireless, remote-microphone, audio-streaming accessory. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 26(6), 532-539.
Wolfe, J., Neumann, S., Marsh, M., Schafer, E. C., Lianos, L., Gilden, J., Jones, M. (2015). The benefits of adaptive signal processing in a comercially available cochlear implant sound processor. Otology & Neurotology. 36(7), 1181-1190.
Sullivan, J. R., Osman, H., Schafer, E. C. (2015). The effect of noise on the relationship between auditory working memory and comprehension in school-age children. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research. 58(3), 1043-51.
Schafer, E. C., Florence, S., Anderson, C., Dyson, J., Wright, S., Sanders, K., Bryant, D. (2014). A critical review of remote-microphone technology for children with normal hearing and auditory differences. Journal of Educational Audiology. 20, 1-11.
Schafer, E. C. (2014). Do FM systems help children with autism spectrum disorders?. Journal of Educational Audiology. 31(4), 4.
Schafer, E. C., John, A. B., Wolfe, J., Scollie, S., Hudson, M., Woods, W., Wheeler, J., Hudgens, K., Neuman, S. (2014). Evaluation of wideband frequency responses and non-linear frequency compression for children with cookie-bite audiometric configurations. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 25(10), 1022-1033.
Schafer, E. C., Traber, J., Layden, P., Amin, A., Sanders, K., Bryant, D., Baldus, N. (2014). Use of wireless technology for children with auditory processing disorders, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and language disorders. Seminars in Hearing. 35(3), 193-205.
Schafer, E. C., Bryant, D., Sanders, K., Baldus, N., Algier, K., Lewis, A., Traber, J., Layden, P., Amin, A. (2014). Fitting and verification of frequency modulation systems on children with normal hearing.. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 25(6), 529-40.
Schafer, E. C., Baldus, N., D'Souza, M., Algier, K., Whitely, P., Hill, M. (2013). Behavioral and subjective performance with digital CROS/BiCROS hearing instruments. Other. 46, 62-93.
Wolfe, J., Morais, M., Schafer, E. C., Mills, E., Peters, R., Lianos, L., John, A., Hudson, M. (2013). Better speech recognition with digital RF system in study of cochlear implants. The Hearing Journal. 66(7), 24-26.
Schafer, E. C. (2013). Does children's speech recognition predict comprehension?. Journal of Educational Audiology. 30(4), 11.
Schafer, E. C., Sanders, k., Bryant, D., Keeney, K., Baldus, N. (2013). Effect of Voice Priority in FM systems for children with hearing aids. Journal of Educational Audiology. 19, 12-24.
Schafer, E. C., Wolfe, J. A., Mills, E., Mulder, H. E., Goldbeck, F., Marquis, F., John, A., Hudson, M., Peters, R., Lianos, L., Morais, M. (2013). Evaluation of speech recognition of cochlear implant sound processors. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 24(8), 714-724.
Schafer, E. C., Morais, M., Neumann, S., Wolfe, J. A., Wells, N., Mulder, H. E., John, A., Hudson, M. (2013). Evaluation of speech recognition with personal FM and classroom audio distribution systems. Journal of Educational Audiology. 19, 65-79.
Schafer, E. C. (2013). Listening comprehension in background noise in children with normal hearing. Journal of Educational Audiology. 19, 58-64.
John, A., Wolfe, J., Schafer, E. C., Hudson, M., Fox, K., Wheeler, J., Wallace, J. (2013). Original Research: In asymmetric high-frequency hearing loss, NLFC helps. The Hearing Journal. 66(9), 26-29.
Schafer, E. C. (2013). Sound evidence for children with dyslexia. Journal of Educational Audiology. 30(3), 10.
Schafer, E. C., Musgrave, E., Momin, S., Sandrock, C., Romine, M. D. (2013). A proposed electroacoustic test protocol for personal FM receivers coupled to cochlear implant sound processors.. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 24(10), 941-54.
Schafer, E. C., Romine, M. D., Musgrave, E., Momin, S., Huynh, C. (2013). Electromagnetic versus electrical coupling of personal frequency modulation (FM) receivers to cochlear implant sound processors.. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 24(10), 927-40.
Schafer, E. C., Huynh, C., Romine, M. D., Jimenez, R. (2013). Speech recognition and subjective perceptions of neck-loop FM receivers with cochlear implants.. American Journal of Audiology. 22(1), 53-64.
Schafer, E. C., Wolfe, J., Parkinson, A., Hudson, M., Wheeler, J., John, A., Mucci, A. (2013). Effects of input processing and type of personal FM system on speech recognition performance of adults with cochlear implants. Other. 34(1), 52-62.
Schafer, E. C., Mathews, L., Mehta, S. S., Hill, M., Munoz, A., Bishop, R., Moloney, M. (2013). Personal FM systems for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and/or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): an initial investigation.. Journal of Communication Disorders. 46(1), 30-52.
Schafer, E. C., Sweeney, M. (2012). A sound classroom environment. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.
Schafer, E. C., Wolfe, J., Algier, K., Morais, M., Price, S., J. M., Beeler, S., Ramos, H. (2012). Spatial hearing in noise of young children with cochlear implants and hearing aids. Journal of Educational Audiology. 18, 38-52.
Schafer, E. C., Beeler, S., Ramos, H., Morais, M., Monzingo, J., Algier, K. (2012). Developmental effects and spatial hearing in young children with normal-hearing sensitivity.. Other. 33(6), e32-43.
Schafer, E. C., Pogue, J., Milrany, T. (2012). List equivalency of the AzBio sentence test in noise for listeners with normal-hearing sensitivity or cochlear implants.. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 23(7), 501-9.
Wolfe, J. A., Parkinson, A., Schafer, E. C., Gilden, J., Rehwinkel, K., Mansanares, J., Coughlan, E., Wright, J. A., Torres, J. R., Gannaway, S. (2012). Benefit of a commercially available cochlear implant processor with dual-microphone beamforming: a multi-center study.. Otology & Neurotology. 33(4), 553-60.
Schafer, E. C., Amlani, A. M., Paiva, D., Nozari, L., Verrett, S. (2011). A meta analysis of binaural benefits from bilateral cochlear implants as measured with adaptive-testing paradigms. International Journal of Audiology. 50, 871-880.
Wolfe, J., John, A., Schafer, E. C., Nyffeler, M., Boretzki, M., Caraway, T., Hudson, M. (2011). Long-term effects of non-linear frequency compression for children with moderate hearing loss. International Journal of Audiology. 50(6), 396-404.
Wolfe, J., Schafer, E. C. (2010). Candidacy and device options: personal amplification systems for school-aged children. Seminars in Hearing. 31(3), 203-218.
Wolfe, J., John, A., Schafer, E. C., Nyffeler, M., Boretzki, M., Caraway, T. (2010). Evaluation of non-linear frequency compression for school-age children with moderate to moderately-severe hearing loss. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 21(10), 396-404.
Schafer, E. C., Wolfe, J. (2010). Hearing assistance technology for children: candidacy and selection. Seminars in Hearing. 31(3), 219-232.
Schafer, E. C., Richburg, C. M., John, A. B., Anderson, K., Naeve-Velguth, S., Updike, C. (2010). Journal of educational audiology: Ten years in review. Journal of Educational Audiology. 16, 4-19.
Schafer, E. C. (2010). Speech perception in noise measures for children: A critical review and case examples. Journal of Educational Audiology. 16, 37-48.
Amlani, A. M., Schafer, E. C. (2009). Application of paired-comparison methods to hearing aids. Trends in Amplification. 13(4), 241-259.
Schafer, E. C., Wolfe, J., Lawless, T., Stout, B. (2009). Effects of FM-receiver gain on speech-recognition performance of adults with cochlear implants. International Journal of Audiology. 48(4), 196-203.
Wolfe, J., Schafer, E. C., Heldner, B., Mulder, H., Ward, E., Vincent, B. (2009). Evaluation of speech recognition in noise with cochlear implants and Dynamic FM. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 20(7), 409-421.
Schafer, E. C., Kleineck, M. P. Improvements in speech-recognition performance using cochlear implants and three types of FM systems: A meta-analytic approach.. Journal of Educational Audiology. 15, 4-14.
Schafer, E. C. (2009). Optimizing the use of FM systems with cochlear implants. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 14(5), 5-6.
Wolfe, J., Caraway, T., John, A., Schafer, E. C., Nyffeler, M. (2009). Study suggests that nonlinear frequency compression helps children with moderate loss. The Hearing Journal. 62(9), 32-37.
Schafer, E. C., Wolfe, J. (2008). Acceptable noise levels in adults with cochlear implants. Canadian Hearing Report. 3(2), 32-35.
Wolfe, J., Schafer, E. C. (2008). Evaluation of the iConnect FM adapter in adults. Other. 114-115. Valencia, CA: Advanced Bionics Corporation.
Wolfe, J., Schafer, E. C. (2008). Evaluation of the iConnect FM adapter in children. Other. 120-121. Valencia, CA: Advanced Bionics Corporation.
Schafer, E. C., Wolfe, J. (2008). Optimizing FM systems for the Auria Speech Processor. Other. 112-113. Valencia, CA: Advanced Bionics Corporation.
Wolfe, J., Schafer, E. C. (2008). Optimizing the benefit of sound processors coupled to personal FM systems. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 19(8), 585-594.
Schafer, E. C. (2008). Selecting the optimal FM system for children with cochlear implants. Other. 19-24. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Schafer, E. C., Amlani, A. M., Seibold, A., Shattuck, P. L. (2007). A meta-analytic comparison of binaural benefits between bilateral cochlear implants and bimodal stimulation. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 18(9), 760-776.
Wolfe, J., Thompson, K., Swim, L., Schafer, E. C. (2007). Clinical evaluation of a verification strategy for personal FM systems and nonlinear hearing aids. Journal of Educational Audiology. 14, 47-57.
Schafer, E. C., Thibodeau, L. M., Whalen, H. S., Overson, G. J. (2007). Electroacoustic evaluation of frequency-modulated receivers interfaced with personal hearing aids. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the School. 38(4), 315-326.
Schafer, E. C., Thibodeau, L. M. (2006). Speech recognition in noise in children with cochlear implants while listening in bilateral, bimodal, and FM-system arrangements. American Journal of Audiology. 15(2), 114-126.
Schafer, E. C., Thibodeau, L. M. (2004). Speech recognition abilities of adults using cochlear implants interfaced with FM systems. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 15(10), 678-691.
Schafer, E. C., Thibodeau, L. M. (2003). Speech recognition performance of children using cochlear implants and FM systems.. Journal of Educational Audiology. (11), 15-26.
Thibodeau, L. M., Schafer, E. C. (2002). Issues to consider regarding use of FM systems with infants with hearing loss. Journal of Speech andHearing Disorders. 18-21.
Thibodeau, L. M., Schafer, E. C., Matthews, S. (2000). Real ear evaluation of Phonak MicroLink FM systems. Journal of Educational Audiology. 10-11.
Magazine/Trade Publication
Dunn, A., Schafer, E. C., Lavi, A. (2021). Learning for children with hearing loss during the pandemic. Audiology Today. 33(1), 20-29.
Schafer, E. C., Dunn, A., Lavi, A. (2021). Listening difficulties in children with autism spectrum disorder. The Hearing Journal. 74(4), 46-47.
Miller, S., Grisel, J., Schafer, E. C. (2020). The Auditory Implant Initiative. Audiology Today. 31, 30-38. American Academy of Audiology.
Browning, S., Schafer, E. C. (2020). Auditory challenges in children with autism spectrum disorder. (March), 49-51. Teacher Tools Magazine for Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Schafer, E. C., Palmer, C. (2020). Audiology Today Summary 2019. (Jan/Feb), 10-11. Audiology Today, American Academy of Audiology.
Schafer, E. C., McCreery, R. (2020). Enhancing the auditory experience in children with hearing aids. (Jan/Feb), 24-31. Audiology Today, American Academy of Audiology.
Webpage
Schafer, E. C. (2017). Utilizing assistive listening devices. Other. http://www.acialliance.org/blogpost/1334356/275196/Utilizing-Assistive-Listening-Devices

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract
Schafer, E. C., "Anna Independent School District," Local, Funded. (20152016).
Schafer, E. C., "Avid Quality Services, Contract for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Services," Local, Funded. (20152016).
Schafer, E. C., "Decatur Independent School District," Local, Funded. (20152016).
Schafer, E. C., "Denton County MHMR, Contract for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Services," Local, Funded. (20152016).
Schafer, E. C., "Denton Independent School District," Local, Funded. (20152016).
Schafer, E. C., "Lake Dallas Independent School District," Local, Funded. (20152016).
Schafer, E. C., "Lewisville Independent School District," Local, Funded. (20152016).
Schafer, E. C., "Little Elm Independent School District," Local, Funded. (20152016).
Schafer, E. C., "McKinney Independent School District," Local, Funded. (20152016).
Schafer, E. C., "Plano Independent School District," Local, Funded. (20152016).
Schafer, E. C., "Prosper Independent School District," Local, Funded. (20152016).
Grant - Research
Bergmann, S., Schafer, E. C. (Co-Principal), Vaidya, M. (Co-Principal), Toussaint, K. A. (Co-Principal), Mathews, L. (Co-Principal), "Evaluating Hearing Screening Procedures for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Comparing Conventional Methods to an iPad® Device and Exploring the Utility of Behavioral Supports," Sponsored by UNT Research Seed Grant (RSG), University of North Texas, $9000 Funded. (2021 – Present).
Schafer, E. (Principal), Mathews, L. (Co-Principal), "Auditory Processing Clinical Services Research Grant," Sponsored by Phonak Communications, Private, $111843 Funded. (20192020).
Schafer, E. C., "New Oticon Hearing Technology," Sponsored by Oticon A/S, International, $7000 Funded. (January 2018August 2019).
Schafer, E. C. (Principal), Gopal, K. (Co-Principal), Mathews, L. (Co-Principal), "Innovative Auditory Processing Training Model to Enhance Communication Skills in Children with ASD.," Sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Autism Research Grant, State, $378885 Funded. (2016).
Schafer, E. C. (Principal), Aoyama, K. (Co-Principal), "Effects, of nonlinear frequency compression on performance of individuals who speak Mandarin Chinese and have hearing loss," Sponsored by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Private, $15000 Funded. (20142015).
Schafer, E. C., "Behavioral and Subjective Performance with Remote- Microphone Technology in School- Aged Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders," Sponsored by Phonak Research Grant, Private, $10000 Funded. (20142014).
Schafer, E. C., "Effects of Nonlinear Frequency Compression on Performance of Individuals who Speak Mandarin Chinese and Have Hearing Loss," Sponsored by American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Grant Program for Projects on Multicultural Activities, Private, $15000 Funded. (20142014).
Schafer, E. C., "Development of a Word Recognition Test for Young Children," Sponsored by Phonak Research Grant, Private, $8000 Funded. (20132013).
Schafer, E. C., "Effect of VoicePriorityi in FM systems for Children with Hearing Aids.," Sponsored by Oticon Field Trial Grant, Private, Funded. (20132013).
Schafer, E. C., "FM systems for children with listening and language disorders," Sponsored by Phonak Research Grant, Private, Funded. (20132013).
Mathews, L. (Co-Principal), Schafer, E. C. (Principal), "Auditory Training for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders via iPad.," Sponsored by Once Upon a Time Foundation, State, $15000 Funded. (20122013).
Schafer, E. C., "Effects of auditory training on children with autism spectrum disorders," Sponsored by Once Upon a Time Research Grant, Private, $15000 Funded. (20122012).
Mathews, L. (Co-Principal), Schafer, E. C. (Principal), "Effects of Frequency Modulated Systems on Auditory Behaviors and Academic Performance of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder," Sponsored by Phonak Communications, Federal, $40000 Funded. (20102012).
Schafer, E. C. (Principal), "Effects of frequency modulation (FM) systems on auditory behaviors of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders," Sponsored by Phonak AG Pediatric Research Grant, Private, Funded. (20112011).
Schafer, E. C. (Principal), "Speech recognition and subjective benefit with a CROS/BiCROS hearing aid," Sponsored by Phonak AG Research Grant, Private, Funded. (20112011).
Schafer, E. C., "Accelerating adjustments to bilateral cochlear implants with computerized auditory training," Sponsored by University of North Texas Research Opportunity Grant, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20102010).
Schafer, E. C. (Principal), "Children's speech perception in noise using the Phrases in Noise Test (PINT)," Sponsored by Educational Audiology Association, Noel D. Matkin Award, Private, Funded. (20102010).
Schafer, E. C. (Principal), "Children's speech perception in noise using the Phrases in Noise Test (PINT)," Sponsored by Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Research Grant, Private, Funded. (20102010).
Schafer, E. C., "Effects of frequency modulated (FM) systems on auditory behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorders," Sponsored by University of North Texas Interdisciplinary Initiatives Fund, University of North Texas, $5500 Funded. (20102010).
Schafer, E. C. (Principal), "Speech Perception of Adults and Children with Cochlear Implants While Using FM Systems with Electrical and Electromagnetic Coupling," Sponsored by Oticon Pediatrics Research Initiative, Private, Funded. (20102010).
Schafer, E. C., "Effects of dynamic auditory training on communication abilities of adults using cochlear implants," Sponsored by University of North Texas Research Opportunity Grant, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20092009).
Schafer, E. C., "Speech recognition of children and adults with bilateral cochlear implants and programmable FM receivers," Sponsored by University of North Texas Faculty Research Grant, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20062006).
Schafer, E. C., "Effect of age at implantation on speech recognition in noise and noise in children with cochlear implants," Sponsored by University of North Texas Faculty Research Grant, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20052005).
Schafer, E. C. (Principal), "Children's performance using FM systems," Sponsored by American Academy of Audiology Student Investigator Research Award, Private, Funded. (20022002).
Schafer, E. C. (Principal), "Children's performance using FM systems (Nucleus cochlear implants)," Sponsored by Educational Audiology Association Noel D. Matkin Award, Private, Funded. (20022002).
Grant - Teaching
Schafer, E. C., "T35 Funding for Arun Josh, AuD Student, to participate in summer intensive research training program.," Sponsored by Vanderbilt Traineeship for AuD Student, Federal, Funded. (20152015).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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