James Steiger, Ph.D
Title: School Director, Professor
Dept/Program: School of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
Research and Clinical Interests
- Diagnosis and treatment of
adult onsethearing loss
- Diagnosis and treatment of tinnitus
- The history of audiology
- Current professional issues
Personal interests and hobbies
- Playing guitar
- Watching baseball
Doctoral courses taught:
- Diagnosis of Auditory Disorders
- Audiologic Assessment
- Medical Management of Auditory Disorders
- Critical Analysis of Research I
- History of Audiology
Undergraduate courses taught:
- Introduction to Hearing and Speech Science
- Principles of Audiology
Stead, A., Kaye, J., Dodge H., Wild, K., Hallett, T., & Steiger, J., (2017). Assessment of everyday conversation and acoustic environments to objectively identify changes in cognition: A proof of concept study. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring.
Hallett, T. & Steiger, J. (2015). Automated analysis of spoken language: A gender comparison. International Journal for Innovation, Education, and Research, 3, 6-13.
Steiger, J.R. & Ruhlin, S.U. (2014). Systematic desensitization of auditory hypersensitivity and vocal pitch disorder treatment in a patient with autism. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice 12(1), 1-6.
Steiger, J.R., Saccone P.A., Einsporn, R., Cox, C., & Squires, M. (2014) AuD students’ perceptions and influences regarding careers in independent practice. American Journal of Audiology, 23, 44-56.
Steiger, J.R., Thielman, E.J., & Henry, J.A. (2013).Tinnitus loudness tracking: a “Type V Békésy” pattern does not exist for
Saccone P.A., & Steiger, J.R. (2012). Audiologists’ Professional satisfaction. American Journal of Audiology, 21, 140-148.
Steiger, J.R., & Saccone, P.A. (2008). Hearing handicap among the homeless. The Journal of the International Society of Audiology, 1(1), 1-5.
Steiger, J.R., Saccone, P.A., & Watson, K.N. (2007). Assessment of objective
Saccone, P.A., & Steiger, J.R. (2007). Hearing handicap among residents of an urban homeless shelter. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 18(1), 161-172.
Steiger, J.R., & Champon, T. (1997). Valsalva shift among smokers and nonsmokers. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 8(4), 277-27.
Steiger, J.R., & Downs, D. (1993). Differential sensitivity for frequency among speakers of a tone and a
Steiger, J.R., Downs, D., & Sommers, R.K. (1992). Contributions of the fundamental, resolved harmonics, and unresolved harmonics to tone-phoneme identification. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 36, 1406-1409.
Steiger, J.R., Downs, D., & Sommers, R.K. (1992). Contributions of subjective tone to tone-phoneme identification. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 21(6), 511-524.
Books and Chapters:
Steiger, J. R. & Miller, E. L. (2017). Diagnostic audiology pocket guide: Evaluation of hearing, tinnitus, and middle ear function. San Diego: Plural Publishing.
Steiger, J. R. (2015). Bone conduction evaluation. In J. Katz, M. Chasin, K. English, L. Hood, & K. Tillery (Eds.), Handbook of clinical audiology (7th ed.) (pp. 49-58). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.
Editorially reviewed publications
Steiger, J.R., Miller, E. L. & Saccone, P.A. (2018). When should audiologists refer? Audiology Today, May/June 2018.
Freeman, B.A., & Steiger, J.R. (2011). The professionalization of audiology: Are we making progress? Audiology Today, 23(3), 43-45.
Bennett, H.N., & Steiger, J.R. (2010). AuD students’ attitudes toward the profession: A 2002 survey repeated in 2009. Audiology Today, 22(6), 53-63. This was a feature article in an issue that earned a 2011 Award of Excellence based on graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence.
Steiger, J.R., Saccone, P.A., Freeman, B.A., & Friedland, E.B. (2009). The Audiology Oath: A survey of the profession. Audiology Today, 21(1), 34-37.
Saccone, P.A., & Steiger, J.R. (2008). Hearing aid care protocol for audiology assistants. Audiology Today, 20(1), 34-37.
Steiger, J. (2005). Signs of a maturing profession. Audiology Today, 17(6), 10.
Steiger J. (2005). Audiologic referral criteria: Sample clinic guidelines. Hearing Journal, 58(5), 38-42.
Steiger, J., & Hamill, T.A. (2004). The tinnitus clinical pathway. Hearing Journal, 57(7), 26-28.
Hamill, T.A., Friedland, E., Barton, N., Hansel, L., Lim, G., Robinette, M., Roupas, T., Saccone, P., & Steiger, J. (2003). Ethics up close: Common dilemmas. Advance for Audiologists, July/August, 28-31.
Steiger, J.R., Saccone, P.A., & Freeman, B.A. (2002). A proposed doctoral oath for audiologists. Audiology Today, 14(5), 12-14.
Steiger, J.R., McGuiness, K., & Cicco, L.H. (1993). Hazardous chemicals in audiology and dispensing offices. The Hearing Journal, 46(10), 69-70.