Kathleen Lehnert, M.S.

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  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Assistant of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Aural Habilitation, Aural Rehabilitation, Cochlear Implantation, Hearing Disorders, Hearing Loss, Hearing Restoration, Implantable Hearing Devices, Speech and Language Impairments, Speech Language Pathology ...read more

Research Interests

Cochlear Implants; Speech-Language Development; Early Intervention; Reading ...read more


Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Fax: 410-367-2365


Kathleen Lehnert, M.S, CCC-SLP, earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Towson University in 1993 and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola University of Maryland in 1995.

Kathleen has been a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) since 1995. More recently, she earned a Listening and Spoken Language, Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist credential (LSLS Cert. AVT) through the AG Bell Academy of Listening and Spoken Language. She has over 20 years of experience working with children and adults in developing their listening and spoken language abilities.

Currently as a member of the Johns Hopkins Listening Center team, Kathleen offers auditory verbal therapy, aural rehabilitation, and performs pre- and post- cochlear implant speech-language evaluations for children and adults who receive cochlear implants. She is also part of ongoing research conducted with cochlear implant recipients.

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  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Listening and Spoken Language Specialist
  • Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist
  • Assistant of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • M.S.; Loyola University (Maryland) (1995)
  • B.S.; Towson University (Maryland) (1993)

Additional Training

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association / CCC-SLP

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Ambrose SE, Hammes-Ganguly DM, Lehnert KM. The Speech-Language Specialist on the Pediatric Cochlear Implant Team. Clinical Management of Children with Cochlear Implants-Laurie Eisenberg (2009).Chapter 11, pp 251-323.

Winter M, Lehnert K. How we do it: keeping patients motivated during the pediatric cochlear implant rehabilitative process. Cochlear Implant International, Vol.5, Issue 1, pp 9-12, March 2004.

Activities & Honors


  • Maryland State Board of Speech-Language Pathologists

Patient Ratings & Comments

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