A prolific researcher, Brett Martin has received nearly $1 million in grant funding, including some $700,000 from the National Institutes of Health, for her work examining the speech perception capacity of children with hearing loss. Her research focuses on electrophysiological and behavioral indices of speech processing in normal-hearing and hearing-impaired individuals. She is an expert in cortical evoked potentials. Martin has published extensively in well-regarded journals in her field, including Ear and Hearing and the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, and has received a number of awards for her publications. She also has presented at many national and international conferences and has reviewed grant applications for the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.
Martin previously taught at Montclair State, Hofstra, and Seton Hall Universities. She earned a B.S. in 1984 and in 1985 an M.A. in audiology and hearing impairment, both from Northwestern University, and received her Ph.D. in speech and hearing sciences from the Graduate Center in 1997.