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Michele B. Emmer
Campus Affiliation: Brooklyn College|CUNY Graduate Center
Phone: (718) 951 4701
Degrees/Diplomas: Graduate Center, CUNY, PhD, Speech & Hearing Science Graduate Center, CUNY, MPh, Speech & Hearing Science Brooklyn College, CUNY, MS, Audiology Brooklyn College, CUNY, MA, Music CCC-A
Research Interests: audiologic assessment, hearing science, medical audiology, pediatric audiology

Academic Title: Professor
Academic Affiliation: Speech Communication Arts & Sciences,
Brooklyn College, CUNY.
Alternate EmailAddress: memmer@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Educational Background

  • Graduate Center, CUNY, PhD, Speech & Hearing Science

  • Graduate Center, CUNY, MPh, Speech & Hearing Science

  • Brooklyn College, CUNY, MS, Audiology

  • Brooklyn College, CUNY, MA, Music

  • CCC-A

Selected Publications

  • Emmer MB, Silman S, Silverman CA, Levitt H. (2009). Temporal integration of the contralateral acoustic reflex threshold for a 1000 Hz tonal activator and its age-related changes. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology 20:225-228.

  • Emmer MB, Silman S. (2007). Apparatus for treatment of middle-ear fluid in the ears of infants and toddlers (co-inventors). Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1323(4). Published by authority of Congress. U.S. Dep’t. of Commerce, Alexandria, VA.

  • Emmer MB, Silman S, Silverman, CA, Levitt, H. (2006). Temporal integration of the contralateral acoustic-reflex threshold for broad-band noise and its age-related changes. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 120(3):1467-1473.

  • Silverman CA, Silman S, Emmer MB, Schoepflin JR, Lutolf J. (2006). (2006). Auditory deprivation in adults with asymmetric hearing loss. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 17(10):747-762.

  • Silman S, Arick, DS, Emmer MB. (2005). Non-surgical home treatment of middle-ear effusion and associated hearing loss in children. Part II: Clinical trials-follow-up. Ear, Nose & Throat Journal, 84(10):646, 648, 650 passim.

  • Emmer MB, Silman S. (2003). Prediction of hearing loss in persons with cerebral palsy using contralateral acoutic reflex threshold for broad-band noise. American Journal of Audiology, 12:91-95.

  • Silman S, Silverman CA, Emmer MB. (2000). Central auditory processing disorders and reduced motivation: Three case studies. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 11:57-63.

Editor

  • Silman S, Emmer MB. (1995). Co-guest editor. Special issue entitled Audiologic and Medical Profiles of Middle-Ear Effusion. Seminars in Hearing. 16.

Reviewer

  • November 2006. Reviewer for Archives of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery (A publication of JAMA).

  • Resource Reviewer (9/1/01 – 9/31/02) for Ear and Hearing.

  • Invited reviewer for text by Jackson Roush entitled Screening for Hearing Loss and Otitis Media in Children. Review appeared in Ear and Hearing.

  • Invited reviewer of Late-onset auditory deprivation and clinical implications. The Hearing Journal. 52(11):26,28-32. Special issue on Deprivation and Acclimatization in the Human Auditory System.

Selected Grants

  • July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008 . Emmer MB (PI). Long-term effect of non-surgical home treatment of middle-ear effusion in children. PSC/CUNY.

  • July 1, 2002 – December 31, 2003 . Emmer MB (PI). Relationship between magnitude of transient evoked otoacoustic emissions and acoustic-reflex threshold for broad-band noise. PSC/CUNY.

  • June 1996 – June 2000 . Silman S (PI), Silverman CA (Co-PI), Lutolf J (Co-Investigator), Emmer, MB (Co-Investigator). Acclimatization in monaurally fitted adults. Department of Medicine and Surgery, Rehab Research & Development. VA Award (Project no: C845-RA).

Patents

  • Silman S, Emmer MB. (Co-inventors). September 2007. Received patent (number 7,285,123) from US Patent Office. An apparatus for treatment of middle-ear fluid in the ears of infants and toddlers Pub No.: US2005/0000520 A1. Patent for method.

Academic and Professional Awards (Selected)

  • Emmer MB, Silman S. (May 2004). Special Citation for peer reviewed article entitled Prediction of hearing loss in persons with cerebral palsy using contralateral acoustic reflex threshold for broad-band noise. Chosen “Best of 2003 in the Great-for-the Clinician category” by Brad Stach, PhD in The Hearing Journal.

  • Silman S, Silverman CA, Emmer MB. (2001). Special Citation for peer reviewed article entitled Central auditory processing disorders and reduced motivation: Three case studies. Chosen “Best of 2000 in the Great-for-the-Clinician category” by Brad A. Stach, PhD in The Hearing Journal.

  • 2003 College-wide award for Excellence in Teaching.

  • 2003, 2003, 2001 City University of New York Faculty Honoree (Research).

Interviews

  • 2007. Interviewed for the production of the Brooklyn College recruitment video, the Gold Award Winner in the 22 nd Annual Admissions Advertising Competition.

  • 2006. Televised interview on CUNY TV (Channel 75). “Study with the Best.”