School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Sharon A. Lesner, Ph.D

Sharon A. Lesner, Ph.D

Title: Professor: Retired
Department: Speech-Lang Path & Audiology


Representative Research Publications

  • Lesner, S.A. & Klingler, M. (2011).  Apps with amps:  Mobile devices, hearing assistive technology and older adults.  The ASHA Leader, 16(12), 14-17.
  • Sandridge, S.A., Newman, C.W., & Lesner, S.A. (2011). Becoming a better preceptor: The evaluation process. The Hearing Journal, 64(11), 18-23.
  • Lesner, S.A., Sandridge, S.A., & Newman, C.W. (2011). Becoming a better preceptor: The adult learner. The Hearing Journal, 64(9), 29-34.
  • Newman, C.W., Sandridge, S.A., & Lesner, S. A. (2011). Becoming a better preceptor: The clinic     as classroom.  The Hearing Journal, 64(7), 10-18.
  • Newman, C.W., Sandridge, S.A., & Lesner, S.A. (2011). Becoming a better preceptor:  The fundamentals.  The Hearing Journal, 64(5), 20, 22, 24-27.
  • Lesner,S.A.  (2008).  Consortium and Cooperation Among Au.D. Programs.  The Hearing Journal, 62, 29S.
  • Chisolm, T, Johnson, C.E., Danhauer, J.L., Portz, L.J.P., Abrams, H.B. Lesner, S., McCarthy, P.A., & Newman, C.W. (2007). A systematic review of health-related quality of life and hearing aids:  Final report of the American Academy of Audiology task force on the health-related quality of life benefits of amplification in adults. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 18(2), 151-183. 

Research Interests

  • Audiologic Treatment of Adults
  • Hearing Assistance Technology
  • Educating Preceptors
  • Application of the Transtheoretical Model of Intentional Behavior Change to Reluctant Hearing Aid Patients

Doctoral Courses Taught

  • Adult Hearing Aid Fitting
  • Hearing Aid Technology
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Balance Disorders

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • Audiologic Rehabilitation

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