Laurie Sue Eisenberg, 2017-04-29T04:31:36+00:00


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Laurie Sue Eisenberg, PhD
Professor of Research Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
JTC 806 W. Adams Boulevard Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 213 764 2826


Dr. Laurie Eisenberg is an audiologist who engages in clinical research specific to pediatric hearing loss, auditory perception, and sensory devices. Her primary research interests involve: 1) defining the auditory factors and their inter-relationships that underlie the development of spoken language competence in infants and young children with hearing loss; and 2) developing methods and assessment tools for measuring auditory capacity in children with hearing loss. Dr. Eisenberg has had numerous collaborations with scientists from Johns Hopkins University, San Diego State University, Indiana University, Purdue University, and UCLA. Her research is supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


DesJardin JL, Stika CJ, Eisenberg LS, Johnson KC, Hammes Ganguly DM, Henning SC, Colson BG. A Longitudinal Investigation of the Home Literacy Environment and Shared Book Reading in Young Children With Hearing Loss. Ear Hear. 2017 Feb 23. View in: PubMed

Wilkinson EP, Eisenberg LS, Krieger MD, Schwartz MS, Winter M, Glater JL, Martinez AS, Fisher LM, Shannon RV. Initial Results of a Safety and Feasibility Study of Auditory Brainstem Implantation in Congenitally Deaf Children. Otol Neurotol. 2016 Nov 24. View in: PubMed

Thomas Roland J, Buchman C, Eisenberg L, Henderson L, He S, Firszt J, Francis H, Dunn C, Sladen D, Arndt S, May B, Zeitler D, Niparko JK, Emmett S, Tucci D, Chen J, McConkey Robbins A, Schwefler E, Geers A, Lederberg A, Hayes H, Hughes M, Bierer J, Schafer E, Sorkin D, Kozma-Spytek L, Childress T. Proceedings of the Annual Symposium of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance. Cochlear Implants Int. 2016 Sep; 17(5):211-237. View in: PubMed

Eisenberg LS, Fisher LM, Johnson KC, Ganguly DH, Grace T, Niparko JK. Sentence Recognition in Quiet and Noise by Pediatric Cochlear Implant Users: Relationships to Spoken Language. Otol Neurotol. 2016 Feb; 37(2):e75-81. View in: PubMed

Fisher LM, Eisenberg LS, Krieger M, Wilkinson EP, Shannon RV. Regulatory and funding strategies to develop a safety study of an auditory brainstem implant in young children who are deaf. Ther Innov Regul Sci. 2015 Sep; 49(5):659-665. View in: PubMed

Barnard JM, Fisher LM, Johnson KC, Eisenberg LS, Wang NY, Quittner AL, Carson CM, Niparko JK. A Prospective Longitudinal Study of U. S. Children Unable to Achieve Open-Set Speech Recognition 5 Years After Cochlear Implantation. Otol Neurotol. 2015 Jul; 36(6):985-92. View in: PubMed

Eisenberg LS. The contributions of William F. House to the field of implantable auditory devices. Hear Res. 2015 Apr; 322:52-6. View in: PubMed

Stika CJ, Eisenberg LS, Johnson KC, Henning SC, Colson BG, Ganguly DH, DesJardin JL. Developmental outcomes of early-identified children who are hard of hearing at 12 to 18months of age. Early Hum Dev. 2015 Jan; 91(1):47-55. View in: PubMed

DesJardin JL, Doll ER, Stika CJ, Eisenberg LS, Johnson KJ, Ganguly DH, Colson BG, Henning SC. Parental Support for Language Development During Joint Book Reading for Young Children With Hearing Loss. Commun Disord Q. 2014 May; 35(3):167-181. View in: PubMed

Meserole RL, Carson CM, Riley AW, Wang NY, Quittner AL, Eisenberg LS, Tobey EA, Francis HW, Niparko JK. Assessment of health-related quality of life 6 years after childhood cochlear implantation. Qual Life Res. 2014 Mar; 23(2):719-31. View in: PubMed

Semenov YR, Yeh ST, Seshamani M, Wang NY, Tobey EA, Eisenberg LS, Quittner AL, Frick KD, Niparko JK. Age-dependent cost-utility of pediatric cochlear implantation. Ear Hear. 2013 Jul-Aug; 34(4):402-12. View in: PubMed

Tobey EA, Thal D, Niparko JK, Eisenberg LS, Quittner AL, Wang NY. Influence of implantation age on school-age language performance in pediatric cochlear implant users. Int J Audiol. 2013 Apr; 52(4):219-29. View in: PubMed

Quittner AL, Cruz I, Barker DH, Tobey E, Eisenberg LS, Niparko JK. Effects of maternal sensitivity and cognitive and linguistic stimulation on cochlear implant users' language development over four years. J Pediatr. 2013 Feb; 162(2):343-8. e3. View in: PubMed

Martinez AS, Eisenberg LS, Boothroyd A. The Acoustic Change Complex in Young Children with Hearing Loss: A Preliminary Study. Semin Hear. 2013; 34(4):278-287. View in: PubMed

Clark JH, Wang NY, Riley AW, Carson CM, Meserole RL, Lin FR, Eisenberg LS, Tobey EA, Quittner AL, Francis HW. Timing of cochlear implantation and parents' global ratings of children's health and development. Otol Neurotol. 2012 Jun; 33(4):545-52. View in: PubMed

Ambrose SE, Fey ME, Eisenberg LS. Phonological awareness and print knowledge of preschool children with cochlear implants. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2012 Jun; 55(3):811-23. View in: PubMed

Eisenberg LS, Johnson KC, Martinez AS, Visser-Dumont L, Ganguly DH, Still JF. Studies in pediatric hearing loss at the House Research Institute. J Am Acad Audiol. 2012 Jun; 23(6):412-21. View in: PubMed

Kirk KI, Prusick L, French B, Gotch C, Eisenberg LS, Young N. Assessing spoken word recognition in children who are deaf or hard of hearing: a translational approach. J Am Acad Audiol. 2012 Jun; 23(6):464-75. View in: PubMed

Markman TM, Quittner AL, Eisenberg LS, Tobey EA, Thal D, Niparko JK, Wang NY. Language development after cochlear implantation: an epigenetic model. J Neurodev Disord. 2011 Dec; 3(4):388-404. View in: PubMed

Boothroyd A, Eisenberg LS, Martinez AS. An on-line imitative test of speech-pattern contrast perception (OlimSpac): developmental effects in normally hearing children. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2010 Jun; 53(3):531-42. View in: PubMed

Niparko JK, Tobey EA, Thal DJ, Eisenberg LS, Wang NY, Quittner AL, Fink NE. Spoken language development in children following cochlear implantation. JAMA. 2010 Apr 21; 303(15):1498-506. View in: PubMed

Desjardin JL, Ambrose SE, Martinez AS, Eisenberg LS. Relationships between speech perception abilities and spoken language skills in young children with hearing loss. Int J Audiol. 2009 May; 48(5):248-59. View in: PubMed

Sininger YS, Martinez A, Eisenberg L, Christensen E, Grimes A, Hu J. Newborn hearing screening speeds diagnosis and access to intervention by 20-25 months. J Am Acad Audiol. 2009 Jan; 20(1):49-57. View in: PubMed

DesJardin JL, Ambrose SE, Eisenberg LS. Literacy skills in children with cochlear implants: the importance of early oral language and joint storybook reading. J Deaf Stud Deaf Educ. 2009; 14(1):22-43. View in: PubMed

Barker DH, Quittner AL, Fink NE, Eisenberg LS, Tobey EA, Niparko JK. Predicting behavior problems in deaf and hearing children: the influences of language, attention, and parent-child communication. Dev Psychopathol. 2009; 21(2):373-92. View in: PubMed

Lin FR, Wang NY, Fink NE, Quittner AL, Eisenberg LS, Tobey EA, Niparko JK. Assessing the use of speech and language measures in relation to parental perceptions of development after early cochlear implantation. Otol Neurotol. 2008 Feb; 29(2):208-13. View in: PubMed

Wang NY, Eisenberg LS, Johnson KC, Fink NE, Tobey EA, Quittner AL, Niparko JK. Tracking development of speech recognition: longitudinal data from hierarchical assessments in the Childhood Development after Cochlear Implantation Study. Otol Neurotol. 2008 Feb; 29(2):240-5. View in: PubMed

Martinez A, Eisenberg L, Boothroyd A, Visser-Dumont L. Assessing speech pattern contrast perception in infants: early results on VRASPAC. Otol Neurotol. 2008 Feb; 29(2):183-8. View in: PubMed

Eisenberg LS, Johnson KC, Martinez AS, DesJardin JL, Stika CJ, Dzubak D, Mahalak ML, Rector EP. Comprehensive evaluation of a child with an auditory brainstem implant. Otol Neurotol. 2008 Feb; 29(2):251-7. View in: PubMed

Eisenberg LS. Current state of knowledge: speech recognition and production in children with hearing impairment. Ear Hear. 2007 Dec; 28(6):766-72. View in: PubMed

Eisenberg LS, Widen JE, Yoshinaga-Itano C, Norton S, Thal D, Niparko JK, Vohr B. Current state of knowledge: implications for developmental research--key issues. Ear Hear. 2007 Dec; 28(6):773-7. View in: PubMed

Eisenberg LS, Martinez AS, Boothroyd A. Assessing auditory capabilities in young children. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2007 Sep; 71(9):1339-50. View in: PubMed

DesJardin JL, Eisenberg LS. Maternal contributions: supporting language development in young children with cochlear implants. Ear Hear. 2007 Aug; 28(4):456-69. View in: PubMed

Fink NE, Wang NY, Visaya J, Niparko JK, Quittner A, Eisenberg LS, Tobey EA. Childhood Development after Cochlear Implantation (CDaCI) study: design and baseline characteristics. Cochlear Implants Int. 2007 Jun; 8(2):92-116. View in: PubMed

Thal D, Desjardin JL, Eisenberg LS. Validity of the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories for measuring language abilities in children with cochlear implants. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2007 Feb; 16(1):54-64. View in: PubMed

Fayad JN, Eisenberg LS, Gillinger M, Winter M, Martinez AS, Luxford WM. Clinical performance of children following revision surgery for a cochlear implant. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Mar; 134(3):379-84. View in: PubMed

Eisenberg LS, Johnson KC, Martinez AS, Cokely CG, Tobey EA, Quittner AL, Fink NE, Wang NY, Niparko JK. Speech recognition at 1-year follow-up in the childhood development after cochlear implantation study: Methods and preliminary findings. Audiol Neurootol. 2006; 11(4):259-68. View in: PubMed

Holt RF, Kirk KI, Eisenberg LS, Martinez AS, Campbell W. Spoken word recognition development in children with residual hearing using cochlear implants and hearing AIDS in opposite ears. Ear Hear. 2005 Aug; 26(4 Suppl):82S-91S. View in: PubMed

Eisenberg LS, Kirk KI, Martinez AS, Ying EA, Miyamoto RT. Communication abilities of children with aided residual hearing: comparison with cochlear implant users. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 May; 130(5):563-9. View in: PubMed

Eisenberg LS, Martinez AS, Holowecky SR, Pogorelsky S. Recognition of lexically controlled words and sentences by children with normal hearing and children with cochlear implants. Ear Hear. 2002 Oct; 23(5):450-62. View in: PubMed

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