I recently joined the faculty of the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences in August 2018. I received my Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Northwestern University with adviser Pamela Souza and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of South Florida with advisers David and Ann Eddins. The goal of my work is to develop technologies that remove barriers to communication by applying our understanding of how the auditory system represents complex acoustic environments.

Areas of Interest

  • Hearing aids and related hearing assistive devices
  • Hearing impairment
  • Speech perception in noise
  • Psychoacoustics
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  • Ph.D
    Northwestern University, 2015
  • BA
    University of California, San Diego, 2002
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
HESP700 Hearing Aids Fall 2019 Syllabus
HESP710 Industrial and Environmental Noise Problems Fall 2019 Syllabus
HESP701 Hearing Aids II Spring 2019 Syllabus
HESP413 Aural Rehabilitation/Habilitation Spring 2019 Syllabus
HESP700 Hearing Aids Fall 2018 Syllabus

Current Students

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LeFrak Hall 0119E
Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences
ehoover [at] umd.edu
Office Hours
Wednesdays 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm