Angela Yarnell Bonino, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences
Overview of Interests
The long-term goal of Dr. Bonino's line of research is to improve hearing health care for children who have developmental disabilities by transforming the standard of clinical care to include developmentally-informed behavioral testing methods and practices. Expected outcomes for current work (with support from NIH) are 1) to define key methodology parameters that result in obtaining high-quality hearing sensitivity data from young children who have developmental disabilities collected with behavioral methods; and 2) to identify gaps in current clinical hearing assessment practices for children with developmental disabilities by using electronic health record data. These results will pave the way for reducing hearing health care disparities for children with developmental disabilities as many developmental profiles (e.g., Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and intellectual disability) are associated with a higher risk of hearing difficulty than seen in the general population.