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Joseph P. Pillion, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Research Interests: Otoacoustic emissions and speech perception in individuals with normal and abnormal hearing and in individuals with neurological dysfunction; Measurements of auditory evoked potentials ...read more

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Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205 map
Phone: 443-923-3220

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Background

Dr. Joseph P. Pillion is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His area of clinical expertise is pediatric audiology, and he serves as director of the department of audiology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Dr. Pillion received his undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University. He received a master’s degree and his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University.

He was a research associate at the Ohio State University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in audiology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. At the Southside Virginia Training Center, he was a clinical audiologist for two years before returning to the Kennedy Krieger Institute where he has worked as an audiologist since 1987. He became clinical manager of audiology in 1996 and the director of the department of audiology in 1997. He joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2001.

Dr. Pillion's research interests include measurements of auditory evoked potentials and otoacoustic emissions and speech perception in individuals with normal and abnormal hearing, as well as in individuals with neurological dysfunction.

He is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Education

Additional Training

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1981, Research associate; Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD, 1984, Postdoctoral fellowship in audiology

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Pillion's research interests include measurements of auditory evoked potentials and otoacoustic emissions and speech perception in individuals with normal and abnormal hearing, as well as in individuals with neurological dysfunction.

Selected Publications

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Emmett SD, Schmitz J, Pillion JP, Wu L, Khatry SK, Prasad R, Karna SL, West K. Hearing loss is associated with decreased nonverbal intelligence in rural Nepal. Otology and Neurotology 2015; 36: 86-92. PMID= 25299832.

Pillion JP, Shiffler DE, Hoon AH, Lin DDM. "Severe auditory processing disorder secondary to viral meningoencephalitis." Int J Audiol. 2014 Jun;53(6):427-31. doi: 10.3109/14992027.2014.892644. Epub 2014 Mar 25.

Pillion JP. Speech processing disorder in neural hearing loss. Case Rep Med. 2012;2012:206716. doi: 10.1155/2012/206716. Epub 2012 Dec 6. PMID: 23251166

Pillion, JP (2014). Auditory Brainstem Response in Rett syndrome. Book chapter in: A Comprehensive Guide to Autism. Ed. by: V.B. Patel and V.R. Preedy: Springer, London. DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-4788-7

Pillion JP, Santos F, Vernick D, Shapiro J (2014). Hearing loss in osteogenesis imperfecta: Characteristics and management considerations. Book chapter in: Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A Translational Approach to Brittle Bone Disease. Ed. by: J. Shapiro. Elsevier.

Activities & Honors

Memberships

  • American Academy of Audiology
  • American Speech Language Hearing Association
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