Jill B. Firszt, Ph.D., serves on the Research Committee of the American Hearing Research Foundation.
Dr. Firszt is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Program in Audiology and Communication Disorders at Central Institute for the Deaf-at Washington University. She has worked in the field of cochlear implants for 21 years as a clinical audiologist and clinician-scientist.
Dr. Firszt is a member of several professional organizations, including the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, American Auditory Society, American Academy of Audiology, and the Acoustical Society of America. She is Section Editor for the Cochlear Implant Section of the Ear and Hearing Journal and serves as a reviewer for numerous hearing science and otology journals.
Dr. Firszt’s primary research interests are in the areas of speech recognition, bilateral cochlear implantation, and asymmetric hearing using behavioral and electrophysiologic methods. This externally funded work is conducted in the Cochlear Implant & Electrophysiology Laboratory in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University. Dr. Firszt holds a PhD from the University of Illinois and also trained at Northwestern University during her doctoral studies.