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Melinda C. Anderson, Ph.D., CCC-A

Assistant Professor



Clinic:

1635 N. Aurora Court, 6th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045 
 

Appointments:  720-848-2800

 

Academic Office:

12631 E. 17th Avenue, B205
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-1950

Fax: 303-724-1961

Email: Melinda.Anderson@ucdenver.edu

 
Hospital Affiliations:

University of Colorado Hospital

 

Clinical Interests:

Hearing Research

​(2010) PhD, Hearing Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

(2007) Certificate in Cognitive Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

(2002) MS, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

(1999) BA University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Peer-reviewed publications:​

 
 
 
 
 
 

Anderson, M., Rallapali, V., Schoof, T., Souza, P., and Arehart, K. (in preparation). The use of self-report measures to examine changes in perception and response to hearing aid fittings using different signal processing parameters.

Souza, P., Arehart, K., Schoof, T., Anderson, M., Stori, D., and Balmert, L. (in preparation). Understanding variability in individual response to hearing aid signal processing: Results from a clinical trial.

Kates, J., Arehart, K., Anderson, M., Muraliminohar, R., Harvey, L. (in press). Using perceptual metrics to measure hearing-aid performance, Ear and Hearing

Anderson, M.C., Falconer, E., Arehart, K.H., and Souza, P.E. (2016). Fitting advanced signal processing features in hearing aids: Survey of clinical audiologisys. Manuscript in preparation.

Uhler, K.M., Gifford, R.H., Forster, J.E., Anderson, M.C., Tierney, E., Claycomb, S.D., Werner,   L.A. (in press). Refining stimulus parameters in assessing infant speech perception using Visual Reinforcement Infant Speech Discrimination in infants with and without hearing loss: Presentation level, Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
 
 
Anderson, M.C, Arehart, K.H., and Souza, P.E. (in press). Survey of current practice in the fitting and fine-tuning of common signal processing features in hearing aids for adults. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
 
Shen, J., Anderson, M.C., Arehart, K.H., Souza, P.E. (2016). Using cognitive screening test in audiology. Manuscript submitted for publication.
 
Croghan, N.H., Swanberg, A., Anderson, M.C., and Arehart, K.H. (2016). Chosen listening levels for music with and without hearing aids. Manuscript submitted for publication.
 
Uhler, K.M., Anderson, M.C., Jenkins, H. (in press) Long-term outcomes data in patients following one year's use of fully implantable Active Middle Ear Implant (AMEI). Audiology and Neurotology
 
Souza, P., Arehart, K., Shen, J., Anderson, M.C., Kates, J. (2015) Working memory and the intelligibility of hearing-aid processed speech. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:526, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00526.

Anderson, M.C., Arehart, K.H., and Kates, J.M. (2014). The effects of noise vocoding on speech quality perception. Hearing Research 309, 75-83.
 
Arehart, K.H., Kates, J.M., Anderson, M.C., and Moats, P. (2011), Determining perceived sound quality in a simulated hearing aid using the International Speech Test Signal. Ear and Hearing. 32, 533-535.

Arehart, K., Kates, J., and Anderson, M.C., (2011) The effects of noise, nonlinear, and linear filtering on perceived music quality. International Journal of Audiology, 50, 177-190.
 
Arehart, K., Kates, J., and Anderson, M.C., (2010) The effects of noise, nonlinear, and linear filtering on perceived speech quality. Ear and Hearing, 31, 420-436.
 

Anderson, M.C., Arehart, K. H., and Kates, J. M. (2009). The Acoustic and Perceptual Effects of Series and Parallel Processing. Eurasip Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. doi: 619805, 10.1155/2009/619805
 
Arehart, K. H., Kates, J. M., Anderson, M.C., and Harvey, L. O. (2007). Effects of noise and distortion on speech quality judgments in normal-hearing and hearing-impaired listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 122(2), 1150-1164.
 
Oral Presentations and Posters:
Anderson, M.C., AREHART, k.h., and Souza, P.E. (2016) Survey of current practice in the
fitting of advanced signal processing algorithms, Audiology Now, American Academy of
Audiology, Phoenix, AZ
 
Jenkins, H.A., Anderson, M.C., Tollin, D. & Uhler, K., (2015) Correlation of Subjective and Objective Benefit in Implantable Hearing Aids, 10th Asian Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implants and Related Devices, Beijing, China
 
Shen, J., Souza, P., Anderson, M., Arehart, K., Kates, J., Muralimanohar, R.K. (2015) Can cognitive screening tests explain recognition of distorted speech? Paper presented at American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ. Anderson, M.C. (2015) Managing the patient with tinnitus in a multidisciplinary setting. Paper presented at Ultimate Colorado Midwinter meeting, Vail, CO.
 
Souza, P., Arehart, K. Shen, J., Kates, J., Muralimanohar, R. K., Anderson, M. (2014) Individual sensitivity to distortion from combined signal processing. Paper presented at the International Hearing Aid Research Conference, Tahoe City, CA.
 
Kates, J.M., Arehart, K.H., Souza, P.E., Anderson, M.C., Muralimanohar, R.K., and Portnuff, C.D. (2014). Quantifying processing interactions in hearing aids. Paper presented at American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ. Anderson, M.C., Bock, K., and Bell-Lemkuhler, B. (2014). CROS and BiCROS hearing aids in single-sided deafness. Paper presented at Ultimate Colorado Midwinter meeting, Vail, CO.
 
Anderson, M.C. and Uhler, K. (2014). Is there a difference in speech perception and patient satisfaction for individuals who use middle ear implants and traditional hearing aids? Paper presented at Ultimate Colorado Midwinter meeting, Vail, CO. Anderson, M.C. and Uhler, K. (2013). Effects of age on inter-patient variability in individuals with hearing loss. Paper presented at Ultimate Colorado Midwinter meeting, Vail, CO.
 
Anderson, M.C. (2013). Updates in tinnitus management and treatment. Paper presented at Building Commination Bridges Community Workshop, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO.
 
Anderson, M.C. (2012). Anatomy and physiology of the auditory system: the relationship to tinnitus. Paper presented at Denver Tinnitus Support Group, Lakewood, CO. Anderson, M.C. and Uhler, K. (2012). Objective and subjective benefit of conventional hearing aids and implantable devices. Paper presented at Ultimate Colorado Midwinter Meeting, Vail, CO.
 
Uhler, K., Bell-Lehmkuhler, B., Anderson, M.C., and Jenkins, H. (2011). Correlation of objective and subjective benefit in implantable hearing aids. Paper presented at the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ.
 
Anderson, M.C. (2011). Sound quality in hearing aids. Paper presented at Ultimate Colorado Midwinter Meeting, Vail, CO.
 
Anderson, M.C. (2010). Updates in hearing aid technology, Building Commination Bridges Community Workshop, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO.
 
Arehart, K.H., Kates, J.M., Anderson, M.C., and Moats, P.M.K. (2010). Sound quality ratings for the International Speech Test Signal (ISTS). Paper presented at the International Hearing Aid Research Conference, Tahoe City, CA.

Anderson, M.C., Arehart, K.H., and Kates, J.M. (2010). The role of temporal fine structure in sound quality perception. Paper presented at the International Hearing Aid Research Conference, Tahoe City, CA.
 
Arehart, K.H., Croghan, N., Anderson, M.C., and Muralimanohar, R.K. (2009). Effects of age on melody and timbre perception in simulations of electro-acoustic and cochlear-implant hearing. Paper presented at the Conference on Aging and Speech Communication. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
 
Miller, C., Souza, P., Arehart, K.H., and Anderson, M.C. (2009). Objective and subjective speech perception in noise in older adults. Paper presented at the Conference on Aging and Speech Communication, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
 
Arehart, K.H., Croghan, N.B.H., Anderson, M.C., and Muralimanohar, R.K. (2009). Music perception using simulated cochlear implant and electro-acoustic systems: Effects of age and processing condition. Paper presented at the Colorado Academy of Audiology, Breckenridge, CO.
 
Arehart, K.H., Kates, J.M., and Anderson, M.C. (2009). Quality judgments for music signals by normal-hearing and hearing-impaired listeners. Paper presented at the 157th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Portland, OR.
 
Anderson, M.C., Arehart, K.H., & Kates, J.M. (2008). Digital signal processing algorithms in hearing aids:Parallel vs. series. Paper presented at the International Hearing Aid Research Conference, Tahoe City, CA.
 
Arehart, K.H., Kates, J.M., Anderson, M.C., & Harvey, L. (2008). Effects of linear, nonlinear, and combined linear and nonlinear distortion on perceived speech quality. Paper presented at the International Hearing Aid Research Conference, Tahoe City, CA.
 
Anderson, M.C. (2006). Teaching science to undergraduate non-majors, University of Colorado Graduate Teacher Program Workshop, Boulder, CO.
 
Kates, J.M., Arehart, K.H., Harvey, L., and Anderson, M.C. (2006). Predictions of speech quality under conditions of noise and distortion. Paper presented at the 151st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Providence, RI.
 
Certification and Licensure:
(2006-present) Colorado state license (AUD-470)2006-present) Colorado state license (AUD-470)
(2004-present) Clinical Certificate of Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association
Service:
(2010-present) Ad-hoc reviewer for Ear and Hearing
(2013-present) Vice President of Education, Colorado Academy of Audiology
(2007-2008) Student Member, Travel and Research Award Committee, Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Colorado, Boulder
Professional Societies:
(2002-present) Fellow, American Academy of Audiology
(2002-present) Member, American Speech, Language, Hearing Association
(2000-2001) Student member, American Academy of Audiology