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.
Dr. Olson has focused 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.
Dr. Olson is an instructor for several undergraduate courses that has included Introduction to Audiology, Aural Rehabilitation , Management of Communication Disorders and in Speech and Hearing Science. In the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral program she has team taught in Research Methods and Pedagogy.
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.
Olson A, Maidment D, Ferguson M (2021) Consensus on connected hearing health technologies and service delivery models in the UK: A Delphi review. International Journal of Audiology DOI: 10.1080/14992027.2021.1936223
Bernstein CM, Brewer DM, Bakke MH, Olson AD, Machmer EJ, Spitzer JB, Schauer PC, Sydlowski SA, Levitt H. (2021) Maximizing Cochlear Implant Outcomes with Short-Term Aural Rehabilitation. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology 2021 Apr 22. doi: 10.1055/s-0041-1722987. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33890268.
Olson A, Williams R, Livingston E, Futscher C (2018, September). Review of auditory training mobile apps for adults with hearing loss. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Group 7, Vol 3 (SIG7) 12-23.https://perspectives.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?articleid=2702503
Olson AD, McKeich M (2017). Assessment and Management of Hearing loss in Patients in Hospice Care. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. 19(1), 97-10.
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.