PHOTO: Chris Clinard

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

Associate Professor



Education

  • Ph.D. - University of Washington

Research and Teaching Areas

  • Research
    • Aging and the auditory system
    • o Neural representation of sounds and links to perception
    • Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials: nonlinearity and novel methodology
    • Aging and the vestibular system
  • Teaching
    • Neurophysiologic Measures I
    • Neurophysiologic Measures II
    • Medical Audiology
    • Instrumentation for Audiology

Research Laboratory

Current and Ongoing Research Projects

  • Effects of aging on the auditory system – using perceptual listening tests (psychoacoustics), electrophysiology, and speech-in-noise measures to better understand what factors contribute to listening difficulties.
  • Effects of age on the vestibular system
  • Statistical detection algorithms for vestibular evoked myogenic potentials
  • Exploring nonlinearity of the otolith organs using vestibular evoked myogenic potentials

Publications (last five years)

* represents student co-authors

  • Clinard, C.G., Piker, E.G., and Romero, D.J. (2022). Inter-trial coherence as a measure of synchrony in cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potentials. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 377, 791-800.
  • Lawlor, K.J.*, Clinard, C.G., and Piker, E.G. (2022). Temporal modulation transfer functions of amplitude-modulated cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potentials in young adults. Ear and Hearing, 43(5), 791-800.
  • Clinard, C.G., Lawlor, K.J. *, Thorne, A.P. *, and Piker, E.G. (2022). Nonlinearity in bone-conducted amplitude-modulated cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potentials: harmonic distortion products. Journal of Neurophysiology, 127(3), 791-800.
  • Clinard, C.G., Lawlor, K.J. *, and Piker, E.G. (2021).  Effects of stimulus polarity on amplitude-modulated cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potentials.  Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 32(9), 588-595.
  • Romero, D.J. *, Piker, E.G., Thorne, A.P. *, and Clinard, C.G. (2021).  Comparison of bone-conducted cervical VEMPs elicited by B71 and B81 bone vibrators.  Ear and Hearing. 42(3), 596-605.
  • Clinard, C.G., Thorne, A.P. *, and Piker, E.G. (2020).  Effects of tonic muscle activation on amplitude-modulated cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (AMcVEMPs) in young females: preliminary data.  Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology 21(5), 445-461.
  • Clinard, C.G., Piker, E.G., Thorne, A.P, * Surface, E.N. *, Anderson, A.E. *, Beacham, V.A. *, Crouse, M.C. *, Whitney, V.H. *, Depaolis, R.A. (2020). Maximum output and low-frequency limitations of B71 and B81 clinical bone vibrators: Implications for vestibular evoked potentials.  Ear and Hearing 41(4), 847-854.
  • Clinard, C.G., Hodgson, S.L. *, and Scherer, M.E. * (2017).  Neural 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.

National and International Conference Presentations (last five years)

* represents student co-authors

  • Clinard, C., Lawlor, K. *, and Piker, E.. “Temporal modulation transfer functions of amplitude-modulated cVEMPs.”  Podium presentation at the Association for Research in Otolaryngology MidWinter Meeting. (February 2021).
  • Romero, D. *, Piker, E., Zalewski, C., and Clinard, C.. “Objective detection of vestibular evoked myogenic potentials: effects of stimulus level.”  Podium presentation at the American Balance Society Meeting. (February 2021).  
  • Romero, D. *, Piker, E., Zalewski, C., and Clinard, C.. “Objective detection of vestibular evoked myogenic potentials: effects of stimulus level.”  Podium presentation at the American Balance Society Meeting. (February 2021).  
  • Lawlor, K., Clinard, C., Thorne, A. *, and Piker, E.. “Temporal modulation transfer functions of amplitude-modulated cVEMPs in young adults.”  NIH-sponsored poster presentation at the American Auditory Society. (March 2020).
  • Clinard, C., Lawlor, K. *, Thorne, A. *, and Piker, E.. “Age-related degradation of amplitude-modulated cVEMPs (AMcVEMPs).”  poster presentation at the American Auditory Society. (March 2020).
  • Romero, D. *, Clinard, C., and Piker, E.. “Statistical detection of cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potentials: effects of stimulus level.”  Podium presentation at the American Balance Society Meeting. (February 2020).  
  • Thorne, A. *, Clinard, C.G., and Piker, E.G.. “Effects of tonic muscle activation on amplitude-modulated cervical VEMPs (AMcVEMPs).” NIH-sponsored poster presentation at the American Auditory Society. (March 2019).
  • Romero, D. *, Piker, E.G., Clinard, C.G., and Thorne, A. * “Comparison of Bone Conduction Cervical VEMPs Across Different Transducers.” Podium presentation at the American Balance Society Meeting. (February 2019).
  • Clinard, C., and Jones, N.W. * “Envelope-following response amplitude and cochlear traveling wave delay”. Poster presentation at the American Auditory Society Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ (March, 2017).
  • Jones, N.W. * and Clinard, C. “Envelope Following Responses and the Effects of Cochlear Delay”. Poster presentation at the American Academy of Audiology National Convention, Indianapolis, IN. (April, 2017).
  • 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).