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Sara Kathryn Mamo, Au.D., Ph.D.

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Instructor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Specializes in: Geriatrics (55+ years)

Expertise: Aneurysm, Abdominal Aortic (AAA), Aural Rehabilitation, Hearing Loss


Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

601 N. Caroline St.
The Hearing Center, 6th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 443-287-6509


Dr. Mamo’s clinical practice is dedicated to diagnostic audiology and patient-centered rehabilitative solutions to support better hearing and communication for older adults and families experiencing hearing loss. Her research focuses on developing novel approaches to audiology services that provide more accessible and affordable hearing intervention options to adults with untreated hearing loss. She is especially interested in developing strategies that address the unique challenges faced by families experiencing dementia and age-related hearing loss.

Dr. Mamo did her clinical and research training at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She joined the Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology as a Research Postdoctoral Fellow in 2014. Currently, she is an Instructor in the Dept. of Otolaryngology and provides clinical services with the Division of Audiology. She is actively engaged in several research projects at the Center on Aging and Health in collaboration with the Lin Research Group. more


  • Instructor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery



  • B.A., University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) (North Carolina) (2003)
  • Au.D., University of North Carolina School of Medicine (Chapel Hill) (North Carolina) (2008)
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) (North Carolina) (2014)

Additional Training

  • Clinical Certificate of Competence, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2012)
  • Maryland Audiology License (2014)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Mamo, S.K., Reed, N.S, Nieman, C.L., Oh, E.S, & Lin, F.R. (2015). Personal sound amplifiers for persons with hearing loss: A review. American Journal of Medicine, doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.09.014. [Epub ahead of print]

Contrera, K.J., Wallhagen, M.I., Mamo, S.K., Lin, F.R. (2016). Hearing health care for older adults. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. [Accepted for publication]

Mamo, S.K., Grose, J.H., Buss, E. (2015). Speech-evoked ABR: Effects of age and simulated neural temporal jitter. Hearing Research, doi:10.1016/j.heares.2015.09.005. [Epub ahead of print]

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

Towson University, Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology & Deaf Studies, 


Courses and Syllabi

  • Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation (SPPA 325)
    Towson University,
    2016 - 2016
  • Fundamentals of Hearing (DFST 311)
    Towson University
    2016 - 2016

Activities & Honors


  • American Academy of Audiology
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • American Audiology Society
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research Treatment

Professional Activities

  • Co-Chair, Advocacy Committee, Coalition for Global Hearing Health, 2013

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Hearing Loss and Healthy Aging
    Presentation , 39th Annual Conference , Auckland, NZ (07/01/2015)
    New Zealand Audiological Society
  • Auditory Temporal Processing in Older Adults
    Presentation , 39th Annual Conference , Auckland, NZ (07/01/2015)
    New Zealand Audiological Society
  • Hearing Care Intervention for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers
    Presentation , Annual Conference , AudiologyNow! , San Antonio, TX (03/01/2015)
    American Academy of Audiology
  • Approaching Hearing Loss in Older Adults from the Public Health Perspective
    Presentation , Philadelphia, PA (09/01/2014)
    Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology Institute
  • Aging and periodicity coding
    Presentation , 5th International and Interdisciplinary Research Conference , Bloomington, IN (10/01/2013)
    Indiana University
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