James Steiger, Ph.D

James Steiger, Ph.D

Title: Professor
Dept/Program: Speech-Lang Path & Audiology
Phone: 330-972-8190
Email: steiger@uakron.edu


Research and Clinical Interests

  • Diagnosis and treatment of adult onset hearing loss
  • Diagnosis and treatment of tinnitus
  • The history of audiology
  • Current professional issues

Personal interests and hobbies

  • Playing guitar
  • Watching baseball
  • Reading American Civil War History


Saccone P.A., & Steiger, J.R. (2012). Audiologists’ Professional Satisfaction.  American Journal of Audiology, December 2012. 

Freeman, B.A., Steiger, J.R. (2011).  The professionalization of audiology: Are we making progress?  Audiology Today, May/June, 43-45.

Bennett, H. N., & Steiger, J.R. (2010). AuD students’ attitudes toward the profession: a 2002 survey repeated in 2009. Audiology Today, Nov/Dec, 53-63.

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.

Steiger, J.R., & Saccone, P.A. (2008). Hearing handicap among the homeless. Invited article for the Journal of the International Society of Audiology, 1(1), 1-5.

Saccone, P.A., & Steiger, J.R. (2008). Hearing aid care protocol for audiology assistants. Audiology Today, 20(1), 34-37.

Steiger, J.R., Saccone, P.A., & Watson, K.N. (2007). Assessment of objective pulsatile tinnitus in a patient with syringohydromyelia. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 18(3), 197-206.

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. (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.

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