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Chris Halpin, Ph.D., CCC-A
Associate Professor of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School

Clinical Associate, Department of Audiology

My research and clinical interests focus on optimizing hearing aid output to damaged cochleae. Current work is directed toward diagnosis of cochlear regions using word recognition, psychophysics, genetic investigations and analysis of audiologic results in human temporal bone cases. I am an investigator in clinical trials of medications and techniques designed to improve hearing function in sudden idiopathic sensory loss, and also neurofibromatosis type 2. I am able to survey large numbers of hearing loss cases regarding population trends and categories (i.e. hearing aid use) and to quantify a number of audiologic clinical parameters.

Selected Publications

1. Halpin, C. and Rauch, S. Clinical implications of a damaged cochlea: pure tone thresholds versus information carrying capacity Otolaryng - HNS 2009; 140(4):473-476.
2. Halpin, C. Iezzoni, L. and Rauch, S. Medical record documentation of patients’ hearing loss by physicians. J Gen Intern Med. 2009; 24(4): 517-519.
3. Halpin, C. and Rauch, S. Using audiometric thresholds and word recognition in a treatment study. Otol. Neurotol. 2006; 27(1):110-116.
4. Halpin, C., Owen, G., Gutierrez-Espeleta, G., Sims, K., and Rehm, H. Audiologic features of Norrie disease. Ann. ORL 2005; 114(7):533-538.
5. Halpin, C. The tuning curve in clinical audiology. Am. J. Aud. 2002; 11:56-64.
6. Halpin, C., Thornton, A., and Hasso, M. Low-frequency sensorineural hearing loss: Clinical evaluation and implications for hearing aid fitting. Ear Hear. 1994;15(1):71-81.