Associate Professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology Gregory Flamme’s primary research interest is in hearing loss prevention and the evaluation and treatment of hearing loss. He has published papers on the prevalence of hearing impairment in the U.S. population, hearing loss prevention, hearing aid use, benefit and outcome measures.
Dr. Flamme is currently working on the data from two federal research contracts, two national surveys of hearing, and one joint U.S. National Institutes of Health and Department of Education longitudinal study evaluating the role of hearing in social and educational outcomes for elementary school children. In addition, he serves on the Data Monitoring Board for the Nurses' Health Study, which involves over 200,000 participants.
He has published 25 papers in peer-reviewed journals, made over 50 presentations at national- and international-level meetings, and conducted field data collection in collaboration with one federal research laboratory, three other universities and industry.
Dr. Flamme is also involved in numerous reviews of the science related to damage-risk criteria for impulsive noises for the U.S. Department of Defense, age-related hearing impairment for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and clinical measurements of hearing impairment for the American National Standards Institute.
A study he conducted with an audiology doctoral student was published and received coverage from the New York Times, British Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and several other media outlets.