Sterling W Sheffield

Sterling W Sheffield, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A

Interim Doctor Of Audiology Program Director, Assistant Professor

Department: HP-SLP LANG & HEARING SCI
Business Phone: (352) 273-6161
Business Email: s.sheffield@phhp.ufl.edu

About Sterling W Sheffield

Dr. Sterling Sheffield is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida in the department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. His research focuses on improving clinical and research tools to measure the benefits of cochlear implants and hearing aids as well as the effects of hearing loss. Current studies focus on complex measures of speech perception and spatial hearing. Dr. Sheffield received a clinical Doctorate of Audiology degree in from the University of Iowa and completed an externship at the Mayo Clinic Rochester. He received his PhD in Audiology from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Sheffield then worked as a postdoctoral research audiologist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland College Park.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018-2023
SPA5304 Principles of Audiological Evaluation
2019-2023
SPA6581 Special Clinical
2020-2023
SPA6340 Amplification I
2020-2023
SPA6133L Hearing Aid Analysis Laboratory
2020-2022
SPA4904 Individual Study
2018-2020
HSC4913 Supervised Resrch Exp
2021-2023
SPA4931 Honors in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Board Certifications

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A)
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Publications

2021
Bimodal Hearing with Pediatric Cochlear Implant Recipients: Effect of Acoustic Bandwidth.
Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology. 42(10S):S19-S25 [DOI] 10.1097/MAO.0000000000003375. [PMID] 34766940.
2020
Binaural Optimization of Cochlear Implants: Discarding Frequency Content Without Sacrificing Head-Shadow Benefit.
Ear and hearing. 41(3):576-590 [DOI] 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000784. [PMID] 31436754.
2019
A method for degrading sound localization while preserving binaural advantages for speech reception in noise
Journal of Acoustal Society of America. 145(2) [DOI] 10.1121/1.5090494. [PMID] 30823825.
2018
Speech Understanding in Noise for Adults With Cochlear Implants: Effects of Hearing Configuration, Source Location Certainty, and Head Movement.
Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR. 61(5):1306-1321 [DOI] 10.1044/2018_JSLHR-H-16-0444. [PMID] 29800361.
2017
Multisensory Integration in Cochlear Implant Recipients.
Ear and hearing. 38(5):521-538 [DOI] 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000435. [PMID] 28399064.
2016
Speech Understanding in Children With Normal Hearing: Sound Field Normative Data for BabyBio, BKB-SIN, and QuickSIN.
Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology. 37(2):e50-5 [DOI] 10.1097/MAO.0000000000000907. [PMID] 26756155.
2016
The Effects of Acoustic Bandwidth on Simulated Bimodal Benefit in Children and Adults with Normal Hearing.
Ear and hearing. 37(3):282-8 [DOI] 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000281. [PMID] 26901264.
2015
Availability of binaural cues for pediatric bilateral cochlear implant recipients.
Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 26(3):289-98 [DOI] 10.3766/jaaa.26.3.8. [PMID] 25751696.
2015
Cochlear implant microphone location affects speech recognition in diffuse noise.
Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 26(1):51-8; quiz 109 [DOI] 10.3766/jaaa.26.1.6. [PMID] 25597460.
2015
Preserved acoustic hearing in cochlear implantation improves speech perception.
Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 26(2):145-54 [DOI] 10.3766/jaaa.26.2.5. [PMID] 25690775.
2014
Availability of binaural cues for bilateral implant recipients and bimodal listeners with and without preserved hearing in the implanted ear.
Audiology & neuro-otology. 19(1):57-71 [DOI] 10.1159/000355700. [PMID] 24356514.
2014
Localization and interaural time difference (ITD) thresholds for cochlear implant recipients with preserved acoustic hearing in the implanted ear.
Hearing research. 312:28-37 [DOI] 10.1016/j.heares.2014.02.007. [PMID] 24607490.
2014
The benefits of bimodal hearing: effect of frequency region and acoustic bandwidth.
Audiology & neuro-otology. 19(3):151-63 [DOI] 10.1159/000357588. [PMID] 24556850.

Grants

May 2022 – Aug 2022
Developing Research Careers in the Hearing Sciences
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER via NATL INST OF HLTH NIDCD

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6161
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO BOX 100174
DEPARTMENT OF SPEECH, LANGUAGE, AND HEARING
GAINESVILLE FL 326100174