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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Melanie Buhr-Lawler

Expert on hearing and hearing loss, cochlear implants and hearing aid, diagnostic hearing evaluations, and hearing loss prevention.

Clinical Associate Professor & Audiologist, Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders Work: 608-890-1504 — Home and cell phones available upon request melanie.buhr@wisc.edu Home page

Topics

  • Using cochlear implants, hearing aid, and other hearing technologies to improve the quality of life of people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Hearing loss prevention ("hearing conservation") in urban and rural settings.
  • Diagnostic hearing evaluations for people of all ages.

Achievements

  • Named 2015 Audiologist of the Year by the Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association.
  • Spearheads ongoing audiology clinical outreach to prevent hearing loss in a large number of farmers, motorsports enthusiasts, and machine workers in Wisconsin.
  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association Audiology Advisory council representative for Wisconsin. This includes advocating for audiology and speech-language issues on capitol hill.
  • Directs the UW-Madison Hearing Aid Recycling Program (HARP), which provides hearing healthcare and hearing aids for individuals with low income in Dane County.

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