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Anne Olson, PhD, CCC/A Audiologist
Office Location: 

Room 124J Wethington Building

900 South Limestone Street

Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0200

Office Phone Number: 
(859) 218-0572
Fax Number: 
(859) 323-8957
Position Title: 
Department Chair
Associate Professor


Anne Olson received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and her master’s degree in audiology from the University of Texas at Austin and her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Kentucky. She joined the faculty in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at the University of Kentucky in 2004 after working as a clinical audiologist. She is currently serving as Chair for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Research Focus

Dr. Olson has focused a focuses her scholarly efforts in clinical research as it relates to Aural Rehabilitation for adults with hearing loss. Of particular interest has been the importance of providing adults with additional interventions beyond hearing aids and cochlear implants, such as auditory training. She is also interested in prevention programs to promote healthy hearing in young adults as well as interdisciplinary efforts to expand the understanding of the impact of addressing hearing loss to improve health outcomes.

Educational Focus

Dr. Olson is an instructor for several undergraducate courses that has included Introduction to Audiology, Aural Rehabilitation , Management of Communication Disorders and in Speech and Hearing Science. In the Rehabiliation Sciences Doctoral program she has team taught in Research Methods and Pedagogy.

Clinical Focus

Dr. Olson was a clinical audiologist for 19 years and has been employed in a variety of settings including; private otolaryngology practices, a non-profit hearing and speech center and the public schools as an educational audiologist.

Representative Publications

Olson, A, Gooding, L, Shikoh, F., Graf, J (2016).  Hearing health in college age musicians. Medical Problems of Performing Artists. 31 (1) 29-36.

Olson, AD (2015) Options for auditory training in adults with hearing loss. Seminars in Hearing. 36(4), 284-295).

Olson, AD. & Campbell, SM (2013). Degree of hearing loss and working memory in adult hearing aid users. Journal of the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology. 46, 38-61.

Olson, AD. Preminger, JE & Shinn, JB. (2013). The effect of LACE™- DVD training in new and experienced HA users. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 24(3).
Olson, AD (2011). Listening and communication enhancement training (LACE) DVD. Resource review. Ear and Hearing  32 (2), 266-268.
Olson, AD, Pugh, B., & Bishop, M (2009). Rehabilitation counselors’ knowledge of cochlear implants. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 40 (1), 27-34.
Olson, AD, Shinn, JB. (2008). A systematic review of the effectiveness of using amplification in conjunction with cochlear implantation. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 19, 657-671.