Amanda J. Ortmann, PhD

Assistant Professor of Audiology and Communication Sciences

Phone314-273-1221

Fax314-747-0105

Emailamanda.ortmann@wustl.edu

Additional Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

Education

  • BS (Mathematics and Communications): Maryville University (2001)
  • MSSH (Audiology): Washington University in St. Louis (2003)
  • PhD (Communication Sciences and Disorders): University of Pittsburgh (2012)

Board Certifications

  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A)

Publications

Peer Reviewed Manuscripts

Gagnon PM, Simmons DD, Bao J, Lei D, Ortmann AJ, Ohlemiller KK. (2007) Temporal and genetic influences on protection against noise-induced hearing loss by hypoxic pre-conditioning in mice Hearing Res 226:79-91.

Ortmann AJ, Palmer CV, Pratt SR. (2010) The impact of spectrally asynchronous delays on consonant voicing perception. J Am Acad Audiol 21:493-511.

Ohlemiller, KK, Rybak Rice, ME, Rellinger EA, Ortmann AJ. (2011) Divergence of noise vulnerability in cochleae of young CBA/J and CBA/CaJ mice. Hearing Res 272:13-20.

Schroy C, Ortmann AJ, Mauze E. (2012) Sudden hearing loss following a traumatic brain injury: A case study. Perspectives on Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation 19:15-24.

Barden E, Rellinger EA, Ortmann AJ, Ohlemiller KK. (2012) Inheritance patterns of noise vulnerability and ‘protectability’ in (B6 x CBA/J) F1 hybrid mice. J Am Acad Audiol 23:332-340.

Ortmann AJ and Neely JG. (2012) Sudden sensorineural hearing loss and delayed complete sudden spontaneous recovery: A case report. J Am Acad Audiol 23:249-255.

Ortmann AJ and Abdala C. (2016) Changes in the compressive nonlinearity of the cochlea during early aging: Estimates from distortion OAE input/output functions Ear Hear 37:603-614.

Invited Publications

Palmer C, Ortmann,AJ. (2005) Hearing aids for the patient with vestibular problems. In: Clinics of North America: Furman, Joseph (ed.), 23, 901-918.

Seelman K, Ortmann AJ, Palmer C, Babryn J. (2006) Sensory aids: In: Wiley Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering. pp. 1-15. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Palmer C, Ortmann AJ. (2006) Amplification and the geriatric patient.  In: Geriatric Otolaryngology: Calhoun, K., Eibling, D. (eds) pp. 59-75. New York: Decker.

Seelman K, Palmer C, Ortmann AJ, Mormer E, Guthrie O, Miele J, Brabyn J. (2008) Quality-of-life technology for vision and hearing loss: highlights of recent developments and current challenges in technology. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 27(2): 40-55.

Palmer CV, Mormer E, Ortmann AJ, Byrne D, Ye Yi, Koegh L. (2008) Is it REAL? Research evaluation for audiology literature. Hearing Journal 61(10):17-33.

Ortmann AJ, Valente M. (2013) Recent advances in hearing aids. In: J. Daube, F. Mauguière (Series Eds.), and G. Celesia (Vol. Ed.), The Handbook of Clinical Neurophysiology: Vol. 10. (pp. 333-342). New York: Elviser.

Moncrieff D, Jorgensen L, Ortmann AJ.  (2013) Psychophysical tests of auditory perception. In: J. Daube, F. Mauguière (Series Eds.), and G. Celesia (Vol. Ed.), The Handbook of Clinical Neurophysiology: Vol. 10. (pp. 217-234). New York: Elviser.

Published Abstracts

Ortmann AJ, Faulkner KF, Gagnon PM, Ohlemiller KK. Removal of the Ahl allele from the C5Bl/6 background does not improve noise resistance Assoc Res in Otolaryngol, Daytona Beach, FL (February, 2004)

Ortmann AJ, Palmer CV, Pratt SR. Role of spectrally asynchronous auditory delays in speech perception for normal-hearing and hearing-impaired listeners International Hearing Aid Research Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA (August, 2006)

Ortmann AJ, Palmer CV, Pratt SR. Role of spectrally asynchronous auditory delays in speech perception for normal-hearing and hearing-impaired listeners” Phonak Adult Hearing Conference, Chicago, IL (November, 2006)

Ortmann AJ, Palmer CV, Pratt SR. The impact of auditory spectrally-asynchronous delays on speech perception American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ (March, 2007)

Pratt S, McNeil M, Roxberg J, Ortmann A, Eberwein C, Durrant J, Szuminsky N, Doyle P. Effects of signal intensity level and noise-simulated hearing loss on auditory language processing in persons with aphasia Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Scottsdale, AZ (May, 2007)

Durrant J, Ortmann A, McNeil M, Pratt S, Roxberg J, Doyle P. Auditory evoked responses in aging subjects with and without aphasia American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ (March, 2008)

Ortmann AJ, Palmer C, Pratt S, Uchanski R, Durrant J. Acoustic characteristics and intelligibility of conversational speech American Academy of Audiology, Chicago, IL (April, 2011)

Zhang M, Pratt S, Kovacyk K, Doyle P, McNeil M, Durrant J, Ortmann AJ, Roxberg J. Assessing speech recognition skills in persons with aphasia American Academy of Audiology, Chicago, IL (April, 2011)

Kohilakis R, and Ortmann AJ. Evaluation of Directional Microphone Age-Related Drift in Digital Hearing Aids. American Academy of Audiology, Anaheim, CA (April, 2013)

Ortmann AJ, and Abdala C. (2015) Cochlear Nonlinearity and Aging: Preliminary Results, Assoc Res Otolaryngol Abs. 38.

Ortmann AJ, and Abdala C. (2016) Perceptual Correlates of Weakened Cochlear Compression During Aging American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ (April 2016)

Abdala C, Luo P, Shera CA, Ortmann AJ, Moreh M, Youn A. (2016) Spontaneous Otoacoustic Emissions Throughout the Human Lifespan Assoc Res Otolaryngol Abs. 183.

Ortmann AJ, Abdala C, Guardia Y. (accepted 2017) Aging and Cochlear Nonlinearity as Measured with Distortion OAEs and Loudness Perception Assoc Res Otolaryngol

Continuing Education Presentations (Peer-reviewed)

Palmer C, Mormer E, Ortmann AJ. Primer for the clinician: participating in and consuming research. American Academy of Audiology, Dallas, TX (April, 2009)

Ortmann, AJ. Use of Instructional Videos to Enhance Patient Satisfaction. American Academy of Audiology, Anaheim, CA (April, 2013)

Ortmann, AJ. White, L. Preceptor Panel. Missouri Academy of Audiology, St. Louis, MO (September, 2013)

Dodson K, Ortmann AJ Pandya A, Rehm HL. Grand Rounds on Genetics and Syndromes, eAudiology Web Seminar, American Academy of Audiology (October 31, 2013)

Ortmann AJ. Using Patient Instructional Videos to Improve Patient Satisfaction. Missouri Academy of Audiology, St. Louis, MO (September, 2013)

Ortmann AJ. Physiological and perceptual evidence for weakened cochlear compression during aging. Missouri Academy of Audiology, St. Louis, MO (September, 2016)

Movies, Videos

“Understanding Masking”—a tutorial video on masking for clinicians and students, submitted to Audiology Online, 2012 Role: Writer, Producer, and Director

“How to Spot a Liar”—a tutorial video on how to administer the Stenger test for clinicians and students, submitted to Audiology Online, 2012 Role: Writer, Producer, and Director

Patient Instructional video series—a series of 39 videos aimed at educating hearing-impaired individuals and family members on hearing loss, communication strategies, and proper hearing aid usage. Role: Writer, Producer, and Director 

Teaching

Audiology Staffing

PACS 421: Electroacoustics

PACS 5601: Clinical Audiology I (MSDE section)