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Jackie L Clark
Clinical Professor-Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Office MailstopRoom No.: CD2J217 
Email Address    Primary Phone Number 214-905-3031    URL UTD Webpage   URL Personal webpage    Media Contact
 Professional Preparation
 Ph.D.Human Development and Communication SciencesUniversity of Texas at Dallas1995
 M.S.Communication DisordersUniversity of Texas at Dallas1987
 B.S.Textile Science; MerchandisingColorado State University1975
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Research Interests

Dr. Clark teaches graduate and undergraduate level courses: Advanced Clinical Audiology, Diagnostic Audiology, Anatomy and Physiology of Audition, Pediatric Audiology, Directed Independent Study of Planning and Providing Humanitarian Services in Developing Countries (which entails travel to under-resourced countries in Africa). She also supervises first year AuD students in Teaching Clinic where they have direct access to evaluation and counseling patients.

Some of her research interests involve Correlates of Aging and speech perception performance, demographics of hearing loss in indigenous populations; cultural influences in help seeking behaviors, effects of noise exposure on emotional, cultural and audiological outlook for adults; improving, updating and confirming efficacy of Clinical Measures used in Audiology practices for adults and pediatric populations. She maintains her international research perspective with collaborations with The University of The Witwatersrand and University of Pretoria in South Africa.

Some of the research interests involve an in depth look at pediatric audiology and broad-based clinical audiological practice to differentiate and or predict types of hearing loss. More specifically by looking at the effects of lifestyle, alcohol, tobacco, childhood exposure to noise on a person's ability to understand speech in noise, and whether objective measures correlate closely to self-report. In addition, there is an interest in pursuing modifying parameters of the distortion product and transient evoked otoacoustic emissions to aid in differentiating or predicting specific types of hearing loss. There are occasions when analyzing the auditory brainstem evoked responses become helpful as well to differentiate and predict specific types of hearing loss or hearing disorders.

  • Improving, updating and confirming efficacy of Clinical Measures used in Audiology practices for adults and pediatric populations
  • Assessing efficacy of new commercially available screening devices
  • Normalizing clinical tests that measure individuals sentence recognition performance in the presence of noise
  • Assessing cognitive or age contributions to sentence recognition performance in presence of noise
  • Assessing efficacy of hearing aid benefit according to sentence recognition performance in the presence of noise
  • Asssessing incidence of hearing loss, pathology and impacted ear canals in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Impact of personal lifestyles on tolerance of listening in background noises.
  • Cultural attitudes that impact help seeking behaviors
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Browne, T. & Clark, J.L. (2013). Culture wise programming. ENT & Audiology News, Vol 22 (No 1): 78-79.
Clark, J.L. (2013) Humanitarian Audiology: What to do first? ENT & Audiology News, Vol 22 (No 1): 74-76.
World Health Organization (2012). Community Based Rehabilitation: Promoting ear and hearing care through CBR. (Contributors: Bari, N, Borg, J, Brouillette, R, Clark, J.L., Deepak, S, Pfortner, K., Santana-Hernandez, D, Smith, A., Tesni, S).
Clark, J.L. & Saunders, J.E. (2012). The coalition for global hearing health uses technology to lend a hand. The Hearing Journal, May.
Clark, J.L. (2011). Should humanitarian hearing health care professionals be concerned about ethical practices? ENT & Audiology News, Vol 20 (No 2): 60-63.
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
Jul-06 Jul-06 Specialized Electrophysiological Tests
Clark, J.L., Professional Seminar for Botswana Speech and Hearing Association.
Apr-06 Apr-06 Many Faces of Humanitarian Audiology
Clark, J.L., Featured Session at the Annual Conference for the American Academy of Audiology; Minneapolis, Minnesota
2005 2005 Mechanisms and Clinical Issues Pertaining to Otoacoustic Emissions
Clark, J.L., Professional Seminar sponsored by the Johannesburg Speech and Hearing Therapist Association; Johannesburg, South Africa.
2005 2005 Clinically Relevant Issues in Otoacoustic Emissions
Clark, J.L., Professional Seminar at the University of Pretoria; Pretoria, South Africa
2005 2005 Electrophysiology and Audiology
Clark, J.L., Professional Seminar for Botswana Speech and Hearing Association.
 News Articles
Audiologist Helps Mozambique’s Hearing-Impaired
UT Dallas News Center
Malaria, 60 indigenous languages and fundraising are just a few of the obstacles that audiologist Jackie L. Clark faces on her annual humanitarian visits to Mozambique to provide audiology services. The professor at UT Dallas’ Callier Center for Communication Disorders is well-equipped to take on the challenges.
Her first trip was in 1998 after an invitation from fellow church members in Dallas who had traveled to Chicuque, Mozambique, to teach English the previous year. Clark e-mailed the missionary nurse at the Chicuque Rural Hospital to learn more about the community’s needs.
“It's a teaching hospital that trains nurses. I told them I was an audiologist and would be happy to do some training with their medical technicians or whatever the need might be,” she said. “I had no idea what was possible.”

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  • 1989 - present:  Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church, various subcommittees (i.e. Summer Free Lunch Program for 30 - 100 Children; Habitat for Humanity; Feed the Homeless; Environmental Concerns; Hearing Impaired Ministry; Breakfast with Santa for 350 people, Kitchen Task Force, etc.) involving planning, directing volunteers, and facilitating the process.
  • 1990 - 1994:  Member of various Booster Clubs (PTSA, Choir, Drama, Cross-Country, R.O.T.C., Soccer, Academic Decathlon) at my daughters' high school.  Held office as Secretary then President of the Choir Booster Club.
  • 1998 - 2002:  Administrative Council/Missions Chair Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church: Oversee the missions of the church (Health Fair, Habitat for Humanity, Feeding Homeless, Free Lunch Program for Children, Blood Drives, Highway Clean up, Disaster Preparedness, etc).
  • 1998 - Present  Leader of Mission trip to Rural Hospital Chicuque Mozambique Africa:  Audiology Project includes planning and overseeing nurses and nursing students training in basic hearing testing; train social action workers to conduct hearing screenings; perform hearing tests; dispense hearing aids.  Entire trip and supplies funded from private donations.

  • 1994 - Present: Assist in Hospitality activities of each Annual Scott Haug Audiology Hill Country Retreat.
  • 1998 - 1999: Assist in Editing and proofing (R. Roeser, H. Hosford-Dunn, M. Valente, Eds.) Audiology: Diagnosis, Treatment Strategies, and Practice Management. Thieme Publishing, New York.
  • 1999 - 2001:  Committee for Diversity and International Exchange, which is within the American Academy of Audiology.
  • 1999 to Present: Co-creator and administrator of the Clearinghouse for International Audiology Opportunities (CIAO) with the American Academy of Audiology.
  • 2001- Present: Director of Publications, Texas Academy of Audiology; Executive Board Member Texas Academy of Audiology
  • 2002 - Present: Humanitarian Audiologists Chair within the International Society of Audiology
  • 2002 - Present: Honors and Recognition Committee Member for American Academy of Audiology
  • 2002 - Present: Special Olympics Healthy Hearing Volunteer, Annual hearing screenings
  • 2003 - Present: Managing Editor, International Journal of Audiolog

 Additional Information
  • 1994 First recipient of the Lear Ashmore Research Grant awarded through Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
  • 1999 Recipient, Scott Haug Foundation Audiology Grant
  • 1999 Article, "Clark, J.L., Dybala, P.D., Moushegian, G. (1998).  Real ear characteristics of the ALGO2- Acoustic Transducer Assembly.  Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 9: 426 - 433", honored as Best of 1999 written for clinical audiology by American Academy of Audiology
  • 2001-2004 American Academy of Audiology Scholar
  • 2006 Nominated and selected as the Humanitarian of the Year of the American Academy of Audiology.

Clinical Service Delivery
  • 1987 - 1993: Dallas Audiological Services (Creig Dunkel): adult/pediatric behavioral audiometry; employed on call.
  • 1987 - 1993: Electrophysiology Labs of Dallas (Drs. Terese Finitzo and Kenneth Pool): Pediatric and adult ABR testing/interpretation in office, neonatal ICU, and hospital bedside, interpretation of Brain Mapping for evoked potentials; full-and part-time.
  • 1987 - 1993: Children's Medical Center of Dallas (Karen Ford):  pediatric behavioral audiometry; part-and full-time
  • 1987 - 1997: Dr. Maurice Edwards (St. Paul Hospital): adult/pediatric behavioral audiometry; part-time.
  • 1987 -present: North Texas Screening/Diagnostic Services. Self-employed, administration of screening and consulting with private schools & corporations in Metroplex; part-time.
  • 1992 - 1997: St. Paul Hospital Speech and Hearing Department (Jim Carter): adult/pediatric audiometry, initiated and administrate universal infant hearing screening program; initiated and administrate ototoxicity monitoring program; part-time; full-time.
  • 1997 - 2000: Independent Industrial Audiology Consultant to Koch-Glitsch.
  • 1998- 1999: Callier Center for Communication Disorders (Lee Wilson): Coordinate Outreach Program for Mobile Hearing Screening Van; Administration of operations, coordinate screenings and diagnostic evaluations with community facilities; recruit and supervise graduate students to perform hearing screening procedures, Project Supervisor of HADEN Project, etc; part-time; clinical supervisor providing audiological and hearing aid dispensing services inside the Center.
  • 1998-to present: Senior Audiologist (Lee Wilson) conduct differential audiological diagnostic practice including hearing aid dispensing, ABR evaluations, and OAE testing; initiate an otoxicity monitoring program for rehabilitation hospitals; supervise graduate students.  Services are provided at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders; Baylor Rehabilitation Hospital; and Baylor Our Children's House Rehabilitation Hospital.
  • 2002 - present: Audiological Consulting Services
  • January 2005 - present:  Partner of Private Practice, Cedar Creek Hearing Center; Tool, Texas.

Non-Clinical Employment
  • Jan. 2004 - present: Managing Editor; International Journal of Audiology.

Clinical Supervision
  • 1989 - 1990: C.F.Y. Supervision in Audiology at Children Medical Center.
  • 1998 - Current: C.F.Y. Supervision in Audiology at UTD/Callier Center.
  • 1996 to present: UTD, Dept Communication Disorders.  Supervise Master Level Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Graduate Students performing hearing screenings in the community.

Research Experience
  • 1986 to 1988: UTD Research Assistant
  • 1988 (Dr. Ross Roeser) Aural Rehabilitation, Digital Tactile Devices, and Cochlear Implants
  • 1990 (Drs. Terese Finitzo and Sandy Friel-Patti) Pediatric Audiology using behavioral and electrophysiologic (ABR and Brain Mapping) evaluations in clinical and research populations: pediatric otitis media, adult dysfluency, spasmodic dysphonia, and neurogenic disorders.
  • 1986 - 1987: Master's Thesis, Differences between insert and supra-aural earphones
  • 1988 - 1993: Brain Electrical Activity Mapping in Learning Disabled Children
  • 1993 - 1995: Dissertation Topic, Frequency-following responses (brainstem evoked responses) and brainstem timing qualities. Funded by Lear Ashmore Research Grant and Margaret F. Jonsonn Research Fund.
  • 1995 - 1997: UTD Research Laboratory Supervisor/Coordinator (Dr. George Moushegian). Establish research protocol, collect, manage data, and oversee administration of all aspects of research lab in Auditory Brainstem Electrophysiology, Auditory and Visual Cortical Mapping. Funded by Margaret F. Jonsonn Research Fund.
  • 1996 - present: Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Protocols and Equipment
  • 1998 - 2000: Supervise the daily administrative activities and students involved in, Hearing Aid Dispensing to those in Economic Need (HADEN) funded by Texas commission for the Deaf and UTD/Callier Center (P.I., Linda Thibodeau).
  • 2000: Efficacy study with Welch/Allyn Earwash system using adult subjects (P.I. Ross Roeser).
  • 2002 - 2004: Cooperative Ototoxicity Monitoring Program for Baylor Rehabilitation Hospital in-patients.
  • 2002 - Present: Determining effective clinical pediatric audiometric speech protocols
  • 2002 - Present: Validity and replicability of clinically based otoacoustic emission measures
  • 2002 - Present: Consulting with MicroPhonic Inc. Cochlear Implant System to establish protocols, etc. to introduce a new cochlear implant device for review, study, etc. (shared responsibility with Ross Roeser)  
  • 2003 - Present: Rate and frequency of hearing aid repairs in a clinical setting
  • 2003 - Present: Outcome measures with amplification used in developed and developing countries.

Professional Affiliations
  • 1986 - 1989: A.G. Bell
  • 1986 to present: American Speech Language and Hearing Association
  • 1988 to present: American Auditory Society
  • 1988 to present: Texas Speech Language and Hearing Association
  • 1989 to present: American Academy of Audiology
  • 1990 to present: Scott Haug Audiology Foundation
  • 1990 to present: Association for Research in Otolaryngology
  • 1999 to present: International Society of Audiology
  • 2000 to present: Texas Academy of Audiology
  • 2002 to present: American Board of Audiology

Personal Statement

Dr. Jackie Clark joined the Doctor of Audiology Program faculty in 1997, and is currently Clinical Associate Professor UT Dallas' School of Brain & Behavior Sciences. In addition she has been awarded an appointment as Research Scholar with The University of The Witwatersrand, School of Speech and Hearing Therapy in Johannesburg, South Africa.

When in Texas, she carries a full teaching load and active clinical caseload involving pediatric assessment and remediation as well as adult. Dr. Clark is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, board certified with the American Board of Audiology, holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Audiology, and is licensed to practice Audiology and dispense hearing aids in the State of Texas and Louisiana. She earned a BS degree from Colorado State University, a MS degree from UT Dallas with dual emphasis in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, and PhD from UT Dallas.

Dr. Clark is currently the managing editor of the International Journal of Audiology; the chair of the International Society of Audiology's Humanitarian Audiologists; co-organizer of the Annual Coalition for Global Hearing Health International Conference; is a member of a number of advisory boards and committees both nationally and internationally; and maintains a personal philanthropic program in Africa since 1997.

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