Maureen received her Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree from Gallaudet University in 2013. She is currently a PhD student studying speech perception in older adults with cochlear implants (CIs).  Her current research projects include the effect of cochlear implant stimulation rate on sentence recognition in young, middle-age, and older adults, and the role of high-rate envelope modulations on CI-simulated speech recognition in older adults. 

Areas of Interest

  • Cochlear implants
  • Aging


  • BA
    Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nazareth College of Rochester, NY, 2009
  • Au.D
    Doctor of Audiology, Gallaudet University, DC, 2013
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
HESP635 Aural Rehabilitation / Habilitation Summer 2016
HESP712 Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Technologies Fall 2015
HESP635 Aural Rehabilitation / Habilitation Summer 2014
0119F Lefrak
Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences
mshader [at]