In this text course, Dr. James Jerger discusses auditory evoked-related potentials and the insight they can provide into word recognition and cognitive processes such as listening effort. He also touches on a few highlights of his notable career in audiology, and provides some advice for the future of the profession. This text course is presented in an engaging Q & A format.
Course created on June 2, 2014
- After this course participants will be able to explain what an AERP is and how it is evoked
- After this course participants will be able to explain how AERPs can provide insight into several cognitive processes
- After this course participants will be able to list a few of Dr. Jerger’s recommendations for the future of the audiology profession
James Jerger, PhD
Dr. Jerger is Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas. He is affiliated with the program in applied cognition and neuroscience, on the main campus, and with the program in communication sciences and disorders at the Callier Center for Communicative Disorders. Dr. Jerger completed his PhD degree in Audiology from Northwestern University in 1954. He served for seven years on the faculty of the program in audiology at Northwestern University. After a 2-year period at Gallaudet College, Washington, D.C. he moved to Houston as Director of Research at the Houston Speech & Hearing Center. In 1968 he joined the faculty of the Department of Otolaryngology & Communicative Sciences at the Baylor College of Medicine in the Texas Medical Center. Here he developed audiology teaching programs in the Medical School for medical students, otolaryngology residents, and for master's degree, PhD, and AuD degree candidates in audiology. In addition, he directed the Audiology and Speech Pathology services of The Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. Dr. Jerger joined the faculty of the University of Texas-Dallas in 1997. His current research interests focus on auditory processing disorders in both children and elderly persons.
He has continued to teach audiology students at the UTD Callier Center for Communication Disorders and to directs doctoral studies in the applied cognition & neuroscience program of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Dr. Jerger will retire from active teaching and research at UTD on June 1, 2014.
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