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Nicholas Salvatore Reed, Au.D.

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  • Audiologist
  • Joint Appointment in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Specializes in: Geriatrics (55+ years), Infants (up to 1 year)


Audiology, Diagnostic Audiology and Digital Amplification, Hearing Aids, Pediatric Diagnostic Audiology and Hearing Aids more

Research Interests

Hearing Loss; Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids; Hearing Care more


Nicholas Reed, AuD, CCC-A is an Instructor of Audiology in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He received his clinical doctorate in audiology (AuD) from Towson University and completed his clinical fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital. He holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. He has clinical experience with diagnostic audiology and amplification management across the lifespan (pediatric to older adults). 

Dr. Reed’s research is primarily funded by a National Institutes of Health KL2 Mentored Career Development Award through the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Scholars Program. He is core faculty at the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research focuses on novel hearing care delivery models, over-the-counter amplification devices, the relationship between hearing loss and patient-provider communication, and the relationship between hearing loss and healthcare utilization patterns. more


  • Audiologist
  • Instructor of Audiology
  • Joint Appointment in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • B.A.; Lycoming College (Pennsylvania) (2008)
  • Au.D.; Towson University (Maryland) (2015)

Additional Training

  • Maryland Board of Audiologist / Hearing Aid Dispensers & Speech-Language Pathologists
  • American Speech Language Hearing Association / Certificate of Clinical Competence

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Reed works closely with his mentor, Frank R. Lin, MD, PhD, on research examining the impact of hearing loss on healthcare outcomes, the impact of addressing hearing loss, and how to effectively address hearing loss. He has led integration of hearing data collection into epidemiologic trials including the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study and works on clinical trials including the Aging and Cognitive Health Evaluation in Elders (ACHIEVE) Study. His research has focused on over-the-counter hearing care, addressing hearing loss in the hospital setting, the impact of hearing loss on patient-provider communication, and the impact of hearing loss on healthcare utilization. 

Clinical Trial Keywords

Hearing Loss

Selected Publications

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Mamo SK, Reed NS, Nieman CL, Oh ES, Lin FR. Personal sound amplifiers for adults with hearing loss. The American Journal of Medicine, 2016 129(3) 245-250. PMID:PMC4755807

Goman A, Reed NS, & Lin FR. Addressing estimated hearing loss in adults in 2060. JAMA-Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, 2017 Jul 1;143(7) 733-734. PMID: 28253386

Reed NS, Betz J, Lin FR, & Mamo SK. Pilot electroacoustic analyses of a sample of direct-to-consumer amplification products. Otology and Neurotology, 2017 Jul 38(6) 804-808. PMID:PMC5467454

Reed NS, Betz J, Kendig N, Korczak M, & Lin FR. Personal sound amplification products vs a conventional hearing aid for speech understanding in noise. JAMA, 2017 Jul 4;318(1) 89-90. PMID:28672306

Deal JA, Albert MS, Arnold M, Bangdiwala SI, Chisolm T, Davis S, Eddins A, Glynn NW, Goman A, Minotti M, Mosley T, Rebok GW, Reed NS, Rodgers E, Sanchez V, Sharrett AS, Coresh J, Lin FR. A randomized feasibility pilot trial of hearing treatment for reducing cognitive decline: results from the Aging and Cognitive Health Evaluation in Elders Pilot (ACHIEVE-P) Study. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions, 2017 3(3) 410-415

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

Graduate Training Programs in Clinical Investigation

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline
    presentation, Syndicate of Audiologists and Hearing Aid Dispensers, Paris France (03/01/2016)
  • Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline
    presentation, Regional Hearing Workshop, Clermont-Ferrand, France (03/01/2016)
  • Hearing Loss as a Public Health Consideration
    presentation, Winnipeg, Canada (04/01/2016)
    College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists Conference
  • Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline
    presentation, Hanover, Germany (10/01/2016)
    International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians
  • Hearing Loss and Healthy Aging: Novel Approaches
    presentation, Minnesota Academy of Audiology Conference, Minneapolis, MN (01/01/2017)
  • Efficacy of Over-the-Counter Hearing Care
    presentation, Georgia Academy of Audiology Conference, Atlanta, GA (02/01/2017)
  • Efficacy and Effectiveness of Personal Sound Amplification Products
    presentation, American Academy of Audiology Conference, Indianapolis, IN (04/01/2017)
  • Hearing Loss as a Public Health Consideration
    presentation, Nebraska Speech Language Hearing Association Conference, Lincoln, NE (09/01/2017)
  • Efficacy of Over-the-Counter Hearing Care
    presentation, Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology Conference, Lancaster, PA (10/01/2017)
  • Over-the-Counter Hearing Care
    presentation, Maryland Academy of Audiology Conference, Annapolis, MD (10/01/2017)
  • Direct to Consumer Amplification Products and Hearing Aids: A Comparative Analysis
    presentation, Canadian Academy of Audiology Conference, Ottawa, Canada (10/01/2017)
  • Hearing Loss Considerations in Clinical Practice
    presentation, National Kidney Foundation, Indianapolis, IN (11/01/2017)
  • Hearing Loss & Health Care Utilization and Cost
    presentation, OptumLabs Research and Translation Forum, Boston, MA (11/01/2017)

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

July 2016. No Hearing Aid? Some Gizmos Offer Alternative to ‘Speak Up!’. Interview with Paula Span of New York Times

July 2016. A do-it-yourself option for moderate hearing loss. Quoted in the Pittsburg Post-Gazette

September 2016. The Latest in Hearing Aids & Hearables. Interview with Erica Manfred, Senior Planet

March 2017. Interview with Joy Cardin, Wisconsin National Public Radio Affiliate 

July 2017. OTC Hearing Aids May Help Some People, Study Says. Interview with Julia Caldrone, Consumer Reports


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