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University of Connecticut Frank E. Musiek
Neuroaudiology Lab

About Dr. Musiek

Dr. Frank Musiek

Curriculum Vitae

Frank E. Musiek, Ph.D., CCC-A
Director of Auditory Research
Professor of Audiology
Dept. of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Professor of Otolaryngology
Dept. of Surgery
School of Medicine
University of Connecticut


Recipient of the ASHA Honors of the Association, 2010

Recipient of the James Jerger Career Award for Research in Audiology, 2007

Mission Statement

Our quest for knowledge concerning the central auditory system is driven by three main activities. One is clinical service. It is our strong belief that patients with central auditory problems must be seen on a consistent basis in order to learn about the disorder (see auditory disorders clinic). The second is research activity. In order to be on the “cutting edge” of clinical care an active research program is essential (see Neuroaudiology Lab). The third is education. In order to maximally help patients students and professionals must be exposed to the latest information, hence we have a strong commitment to teaching and continuing education (see educational programs). It is by high-level involvement in these three important activities that advances can be made to help those with auditory disorders.


Dr. Frank Musiek is a renowned hearing researcher, scholar, teacher and clinical audiologist. His research on electrophysiology and central auditory processing has led to the discovery and implementation of numerous tools that are widely used for assessment of the auditory brainstem and central auditory pathways. His research career has contributed in a substantial way to our fundamental understanding of the anatomy, physiology and neurophysiology of the human auditory system. In addition to his immense contributions to clinical science and practice, Dr. Musiek has demonstrated an untiring dedication to educating students, from undergraduates to postdoctoral research associates and medical students.

Dr. Musiek has published over 160 refereed articles and presented more than 275 invited lectures and seminars and nearly 350 papers at national and international conferences, research symposia and other venues around the world. He has developed four clinical audiologic tests, three of which are mainstays of the clinical central auditory test battery. He has published nine books and authored no fewer than 43 book chapters. His keen research and insight into the areas of central auditory processing and dysfunction, anatomy and physiology of the auditory system and hearing assessment and diagnosis have earned him a national and international reputation as an authority on the human auditory system and hearing.


Research Interests

(Central) auditory processing disorders

Auditory evoked potentials

Neuroanatomy & neurophysiology of the central auditory system


Courses Taught:

  • Auditory System: Anatomy & Physiology
  • Electrophysiologic Techniques I & II
  • Central Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Doctoral Seminar in Audiology
  • Vestibular System: Clinical Aspects