James Steiger, Ph.D.

James Steiger, Ph.D.

Title: School Director and Professor
Program: Audiology
Dept/Program: School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Office: Polsky 181D
Phone: 330-972-8190
Fax: 330-972-7884
Email: steiger@uakron.edu


  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Adult Onset Hearing Loss
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Tinnitus


Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Sonstrom Malowski, K. & Steiger, J., (2020). Hearing Loss in Police K9 Handlers and Non-K9 Handers. International Journal of Audiology, VOL. 59, NO. 2, 109–116
  • Hallett, T. & Steiger, J. (2015). Automated analysis of spoken language: A gender comparison. International Journal for Innovation, Education, and Research, 3, 6-13.
  • Steiger, J.R. & Ruhlin, S.U. (2014).  Systematic desensitization of auditory hypersensitivity and vocal pitch disorder treatment in a patient with autism. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice 12(1), 1-6.
  • Steiger, J.R., Saccone P.A., Einsporn, R., Cox, C., & Squires, M. (2014) AuD students’ perceptions and influences regarding careers in independent practice.  American Journal of Audiology, 23, 44-56. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2013/13-0022)
  • Steiger, J.R., Thielman, E.J., & Henry, J.A. (2013).Tinnitus loudness tracking: a “Type V Békésy” pattern does not exist for pseudotinnitusJournal of American Academy of Audiology, 24, 1–7.
  • Saccone P.A., & Steiger, J.R. (2012). Audiologists’ Professional satisfaction.  American Journal of Audiology, 21, 140-148.
  • Steiger, J.R., & Saccone, P.A. (2008). Hearing handicap among the homeless. The Journal of the International Society of Audiology, 1(1), 1-5. 
  • Steiger, J.R., Saccone, P.A., & Watson, K.N. (2007). Assessment of objective pulsitile 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.R., & Champon, T. (1997). Valsalva shift among smokers and nonsmokers. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 8(4), 277-27.
  • Steiger, J.R., & Downs, D. (1993). Differential sensitivity for frequency among speakers of a tone and a nontone language. Journal of Chinese Linguistics, 21(1), 143-163.
  • Steiger, J.R., Downs, D., & Sommers, R.K. (1992). Contributions of the fundamental, resolved harmonics, and unresolved harmonics to tone-phoneme identification. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 36, 1406-1409.
  • Steiger, J.R., Downs, D., & Sommers, R.K. (1992). Contributions of subjective tone to tone-phoneme identification. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 21(6), 511-524. 

Books and Chapters

  • Steiger, J.R. & Miller, E. L. (2017). Diagnostic audiology pocket guide: Evaluation of hearing, tinnitus, and middle ear function. San Diego: Plural Publishing.
  • Steiger, J.R. (2015). Bone conduction evaluation. In J. Katz, M. Chasin, K. English, L. Hood, & K. Tillery (Eds.), Handbook of clinical audiology (7th ed.) (pp. 49-58). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer. 

Editorially Reviewed Publications

  • Steiger, J.R., Miller, E. L. & Saccone, P.A. (2018).  When should audiologists refer? Audiology Today, May/June 2018.
  • Freeman, B.A., & Steiger, J.R. (2011).  The professionalization of audiology: Are we making progress?  Audiology Today, 23(3), 43-45.
  • Bennett, H.N., & Steiger, J.R. (2010). AuD students’ attitudes toward the profession: A 2002 survey repeated in 2009. Audiology Today, 22(6), 53-63. This was a feature article in an issue that earned a 2011 Award of Excellence based on graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence. 
  • 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.
  • Saccone, P.A., & Steiger, J.R. (2008). Hearing aid care protocol for audiology assistants. Audiology Today, 20(1), 34-37.
  • 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.
  • Steiger, J.R., McGuiness, K., & Cicco, L.H. (1993). Hazardous chemicals in audiology and dispensing offices. The Hearing Journal, 46(10), 69-70.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Audiology Major: Psychoacoustics / Minor:  Aural Rehabilitation and Electrophysiologic Evaluation, Kent State University
  • Clinical Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Master of Arts, Audiology / Minor: Speech-Language Pathology, Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Audiology and Speech Sciences, Michigan State University



  • Diagnosis of Auditory Disorders
  • Audiologic Assessment
  • Critical Analysis of Research I


  • Principles of Audiology