Benchmarking digital signal processing algorithms in hearing aids.
Acceptable Noise Level for different target speech (rapid, conversational, and clear speech)
Evaluation of the impact of real ear measurements during hearing aid fitting
Publications and Manuscripts in Preparation
Rout, A., Neel, A.T., and Laflen, J.B. (in review). Effect of spectral enhancement on speech perception of individuals with cochlear hearing loss. Journal of Acoustical Society of America.
Jessee, S.K., Rout, A., and Gray, L.C. (in review). Subjective and objective evaluation of wind noise reduction in digital hearing aids. American Journal of Audiology.
Conrad, S.A. and Rout, A. (Submitted). Perceived occlusion and comfort in receiver-in-the-ear hearing aids. American Journal of Audiology
Rout, A., Goldman, J.J., Ryals, B. M. (in preparation). Acceptable noise levels for clear, conversational, and fast speech.
Gray, L.C., Rout, A., and Campanola, L.E. (in preparation). Direction and magnitude of differences in judgments of hearing aid noise reduction.
Rout, A., Hanline, L., and Halling, D. (2008). New stimuli for evaluation of multichannel noise reduction. Proceedings of the European Federation of Audiological Societies, ISBN 3-9809869-6-9, P35, pp 1-4.
Surprenant, A., Hura, S., Harper, M., Jamieson, L., Long, G., Thede, S., Rout, A., Hseueh T, Hockema, SA, Johnson, M., Srinivasan, P., White, C. and Laflen, JB (1999). Familiarity and pronounceability of nouns and names. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments and Computers. 31(4): 638-649.
National and International Conference Presentations (last five years)
Rout, A. (Dec, 2010). Open-fit digital hearing instruments: five core issues for the clinician. International Symposium of Audiological Medicine, India.
Rout, A., Goldman, J.J., Ryals, B.M., and Halling, D.C. (April, 2010). Acceptable noise Levels for Clear, Conversational, and Fast Speech. American Academy of Audiology, San Diego, CA.
Sporck, S.K., Rout, A., and Monk, K. (Mar, 2010). American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ
Halling, D.C., Knox, C., Salib, E., and Rout, A. (Nov, 2009). The Effect of Visual Feedback of Sound Intensity on Preferred iPod Listening Levels. Annual Conference of the American
Speech Language and Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA.
Rout, A., Hanline, L., and Halling, D. (June, 2007). New stimuli for evaluation of multichannel noise reduction. European Federation of Audiological Societies joint meeting with 10th Congress of the German Audiologic Society, Heidelberg, Germany.
Sadler, J., Ratigan, J., Syms, M., and Rout, A. (April, 2007). BAHA effects on single sided deafness speech recognition. Annual Convention of the American Academy of Audiology, Denver, CO.
Rout, A., Hanline, L., and Halling, D. (April, 2007). Novel stimuli for electroacoustic evaluation of multichannel noise reduction hearing aids. Annual Convention of the American Academy of Audiology, Denver, CO
Rout, A., Hanline, L., and Halling, D. (March, 2007). A comparative electroacoustic evaluation of digital noise reduction in hearing aids. Annual Meeting of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ.
Rout, A., Laflen, J.B., Neel, A.T., Long, G.R., and Ricketts, T.A. (March, 2006). Hearing loss, spectral enhancement, and speech recognition. Annual Meeting of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ.
Honors and Awards
Nominated for the James Madison University Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award, 2011
Nominated for the College of Integrated Sciences and Technology Outstanding Teacher Award, 2011
Ida Institute Fellow, Copenhagen, Denmark, March 2010
Ida Institute Academic Panel Travel Fellowship, Gainesville, FL, October 2009
Nominated for the College of Integrated Sciences and Technology Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 2008.
Successful Grant Writing Workshop Travel Award, Deafness Research Foundation & NIDCD, March 2006
Purdue Research Foundation Fellowship, 2000, 2001.
International Hearing Aid Research Conference (IHCON), Student Scholarship, 2000.
American Academy of Audiology, Outstanding Student Investigator Award, 1999.
American Speech-Language and Hearing Foundation, Science and Research Career Forum Travel Fellowship, 1999.
Annual Academic Excellence Scholarship, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, 1995, 1996.
Outstanding Podium Presentation in Audiology, Annual Convention of the Indian Speech-Language & Hearing Association, Calcutta, India, 1995.
Special Recognition Award for establishing Newborn Hearing Screening program at Tripolia Hospital, Patna, India, 1994.
Assistant Editor, Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
Ad-Hoc reviewer: Ear & Hearing, Thieme, AJA
University/College Level Service
Departmental Level Service
Director of Graduate Programs in Audiology
Ph.D. Council, Dept. of CSD, James Madison University
Audiology Council, Dept. of CSD, James Madison University