Distinguished Scholar in Residence
PhD, Northwestern University
Topographic Mapping of Auditory Evoked Potentials
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 Ph.D degree in Audiology from Northwestern University in 1954. He served for seven years on the faculty of the program in Audiology at Northwestern. 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 and Ph.D. 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 recently initiated the Texas Auditory Processing Disorder Laboratory at UTD. He continues to teach audiology students at the UTD Callier Center for Communication Disorders and directs doctoral studies in the applied cognition & neuroscience program of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Dr. Jerger has served as Editor-in-Chief Journal of the American Academy of Audiology since its inception in 1989. He is the author or co-author of 302 publications in audiology.
My research is concerned with the effects of aging on auditory function. I use accuracy scores, reaction times, and auditory evoked potentials as tools to examine the effects of aging on the processing of auditory information by both peripheral and central auditory mechanisms. Current research is concerned with the surface topographic mapping of event-related potentials measured in the dichotic listening paradigm. This research focuses on the efficiency of interhemispheric transfer of auditory information and how it is affected by aging.
Jerger, J. and Martin, J. (2005). Some effects of aging on event-related potentials during a linguistic monitoring task. Int J Audiology, 44: 321-330.
Jerger, J. and Martin, J. (2004). Hemispheric asymmetry of the right ear advantage in dichotic listening. Hearing Res, 198: 125-136.
Jerger,J. and Lew, H. (2004) . Principles and clinical applications of auditory evoked potentials in the geriatric population. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am, 15: 235-250.