Who We Are

Communication is vital to the human existence, yet 466 million people across the globe suffer from a disabling hearing loss. Our aim is to ameliorate this suffering by developing sensitive and intuitive diagnostic measures of hearing loss for clinics in all environments. Only when we can accurately diagnose a pathology and understand a patient’s experience, can we successfully treat a patient’s individual needs. As leaders in the field, we uphold the highest standards in scientific research by following principles of a high reliability organization.

Our research, supported by grants from the NIH-NIDCD, focuses on understanding suprathreshold hearing deficits in individuals with normal hearing, and the development of measures to differentially diagnose sensorineural hearing loss.


Apollo and Pickles

Boys Town National Research Hospital East Campus

Boys Town National Research Hospital 

Aryn Kamerer Lab Director

The Hearing Health and Physiology Lab is directed by Aryn Kamerer, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University. Dr. Kamerer received her B.A. in Speech-Language-Hearing in 2010 and Ph.D in Audiology from the University of Kansas in 2017. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Boys Town National Research Hospital in 2021 and then remained as a Scientist until August 2022. Download Dr. Kamerer’s curriculum vitae or find recent publications under the Research page.

Sara Harris Research Audiologist

Dr. Harris received her B.A. etc.

Benjamin Kohlmeier Research Assistant

Benjamin received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2021 and joined the lab in September 2021.