James Madison University

Christopher G. Clinard, Ph.D., CCC-A

Assistant Professor

PHOTO: Chris Clinard
  • Office: HBS 1014
  • Phone: 540-568-3637
  • Email: clinarcg@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    MSC 4304
    235 Martin Luther King Jr Way
    Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Education

  • Ph.D. - University of Washington

Research and Teaching Areas

  • Research
    • Aging and the auditory system
    • Neural representation of sounds
    • Plasticity of the central auditory nervous system
  • Teaching
    • Neurophysiologic Measures I
    • Neurophysiologic Measures II
    • Medical Audiology
    • Instrumentation for Audiology

Research Laboratory


Current and Ongoing Research Projects

  • Perceptual changes over the adult lifespan
  • Physiological changes in the auditory system over the adult lifespan

Publications (last five years)

  • Clinard, C.G., Hodgson, S.L., and Scherer, M.E. (epub 2016 Nov 28).  Neuroal correlates of the binaural masking level difference in human frequency-following responses.  Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology.
  • Won, J.H., Tremblay, K.T., Clinard, C.G., Wright, R., Sagi, E., and Svirsky, M. (2016). The neural encoding of formant frequencies contributing to vowel identification in normal-hearing listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139(1), 1-11.
  • Clinard, C.G. and Cotter, C.M. (2015). Neural representation of dynamic frequency is degraded in older adults. Hearing Research, 323, 91-98.
  • Clinard, C.G. and Tremblay, K. (2013). What brainstem recordings may and may not be able to tell us about hearing aid amplified signals. Seminars in Hearing, 34(4), 270-277.
  • Clinard, C.G. and Tremblay, K. (2013). Aging degrades the neural encoding of simple and complex sounds in the human brainstem. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 24(7), 590-599.
  • Won, J.H., Clinard, C., Kwon, S.Y., Dasika, V.K., Drennan, W., Tremblay, K.L., Rubinstein, J.T. (2011). Relationship between behavioral and physiological spectral-ripple discrimination.  Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 12 (3), 375-393.

National and International Conference Presentations (last five years)

  • Clinard, C., and McClements-Hodgson, S. "Neural Correlates of the Binaural Masking Level Difference in Humans".  Podium presentation at the American Auditory Society Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ (March, 2016).
  • Clinard, C., Cotter, C.M., Heckler, L., and Scherer, M.E. "Effects of Age on Binaural Frequency Representation: Interaural Phase Differences and Frequency-following Responses." Poster presentation at the Association for Research in Otolaryngology MidWinter Meeting, Baltimore, MD (February, 2015).
  • McClements, S., Scherer, M.E., and Clinard, C.  "Release from Masking: Behavioral and Physiological Masking Level Differences." NIH-sponsored student poster presentation at the American Auditory Society Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ (March, 2015).
  • Williams, M., Clinard, C., Rout, A., and Ryals, B. "Wideband Immittance and DPOAE Amplitude Changes in Older Adults."  Poster presentation at the American Academy of Audiology National Convention, San Antonio, TX. (March, 2015).
  • Athey, H., Hulvey, B., Ryals, B., Clinard, C., and Rout, A. "Wideband Immittance and DPOAE Amplitude Changes in Older Adults."  Poster presentation at the American Academy of Audiology National Convention, San Antonio, TX. (March, 2015).
  • Cotter, C., and Clinard, C. "Binaural Listening in Young and Middle-aged Adults: Interaural Phase and Speech-in-Noise."  Poster presentation at the American Academy of Audiology National Convention, Orlando, FL. (March, 2014).
  • Heckler, L. and Clinard, C. "Examining Monaural and Binaural Measures of Phase Locking as a Function of Age."  Poster presentation at the American Academy of Audiology National Convention, Orlando, FL. (March, 2014).
  • Clinard, C. and Cotter, C. “Neural representation of dynamic frequency content is degraded in older adults.” Podium presentation at the Aging and Speech Communication: An International and Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Bloomington, IN (October 2013).
  • Clinard, C. and Shearer, D. “Effects of Age on the Perception and Neural Representation of Frequency Modulation.” Poster presentation at the Association for Research in Otolaryngology MidWinter Meeting, Baltimore, MD (February 2013).
  • Akin, F.W., Murnane, O.D., Tampas, J.W., Byrd, S., Kelly, J.K., Clinard, C.G..  The effect of noise exposure on the cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP). Poster presentation at the American Auditory Society Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ (March 2012).