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Sridhar Krishnamurti

Sridhar Krishnamurti


Audiology Graduate Program Officer

Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

Sridhar Krishnamurti

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PhD, Kent State University

MS, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing

BS, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing

CFY Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School

About Me

Sridhar Krishnamurti is professor of audiology in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and also serves as AuD program coordinator. Prior to his appointment as assistant professor at Auburn in 1996, Krishnamurti completed a clinical fellowship in audiology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard Medical School. He currently serves on the research grants review panel for the Alzheimer’s Association and is also on the review board of several agencies and journals including Ear and Hearing, American Journal of Public Health, and Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. Krishnamurti has authored and co-authored journal articles and book chapters that cover the areas of electrophysiology, aging, hearing conservation, auditory processing disorders, and hearing aids.

His awards include the 1999 New Investigator Research Award from the American Academy of Audiology, the 2011 Auburn University Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Excellence, and the 2012 Auburn University Faculty Research award. Krishnamurti has served as the past-continuing education administrator for Audiology Special Interest Divisions 6-9 and a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. He says his favorite faculty experiences at Auburn University have been in the mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students in their research projects each year. Krishnamurti, who grew up in New Delhi, India, is a passionate cricket fan but has switched his passionate loyalties to Auburn football.


Auditory and Hearing Science Lab

Research Interests

electrophysiology; hearing aids; hearing conservation; central auditory processing



  • Krishnamurti, S. & Wise. L. (2018). Effects of amplification on cortical electrophysiological function. Hearing Review, Audiology and Neuroscience: Effects of Amplification.
  • Krishnamurti, S. Reeves, E., Army Tech Report. (2018). Evaluation of an integrated auditory localization, situational awareness, and hearing protection device for warfighters.
  • Krishnamurti, S., Mecaskey, K., Thaxton, R., Peeler, S. Otoacoustic emissions in Band Musicians with Music Overexposure (2017). Audio Engineering Society Journal.
  • Karch, S., Krishnamurti, S., Mcilwain, S. (2016). Hearing loss and tinnitus in military personnel with deployment-related mild traumatic brain injury. Army Medical Department Journal.
  • Krishnamurti, S.  (2015). Application of Neural Network Modeling to Identify Auditory Processing Disorders in School-Age Children. Advances in Artificial Neural Systems.
  • Krishnamurti, S., Tingle, D., Bannon, H., & Armstrong, M. (2015). Role of Auditory Training in Intervention of Individuals With Cognitive Decline and Hearing Impairment. ASHA Perspectives in Gerontology.
  • Krishnamurti, S. & Brock, R. (2014). Symmetry of VEMP responses in swimmers and non-swimmers. Austin Otolaryngology.
  • Krishnamurti, S., Forrester, J., Rutledge, C. (2013). Case study of plasticity in brainstem function associated with Auditory Training. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology.
  • Krishnamurti, S., Snell, R., King, J., & Drake, L. (2013). Auditory processing deficits in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. American Journal of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Medina, A. & Krishnamurti, S. (2013). The influences of short-term L2 study abroad or home campus experience on speech intelligibility of varying rates in Spanish. International Journal of Linguistics. Vol. 5, No. 4.
  • Krishnamurti, S. & Rolph, L. (2012). Value of DPOAEs in measuring effects of musical overexposure. Journal of Audio Engineering Society.
  • Krishnamurti, S. (2011). Neural Network Models of central auditory dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease. Neural Networks.
  • Krishnamurti, S. (2011). Utility of SLAB as an instructional tool for spatial hearing (Objective assessment of hearing. Ear and Hearing, 32(1):140.
  • Krishnamurti, S. (2010). Auditory dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease. Division Perspectives in Gerontology.
  • Krishnamurti, S. (2010). Audiology Service Models in a Family Practice Setting. ACC Perspectives in Audiology.
  • Hoover, A. & Krishnamurti, S. (2010). Survey of college listeners MP3 listening: preferences, safety issues, attitudes, and education. American Journal of Audiology, 19, p-11.

Books and Book Chapters

  • Krishnamurti, S. (2019). Listening and Hearing Loss. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle. U.K.
  • Krishnamurti, S. Monaural low-redundancy speech tests. In Chermak & Musiek (Ed.) Auditory Processing Disorders: From Science to Practice. Plural Publishing, Second edition, 2013.
  • Krishnamurti, S. Monaural low-redundancy speech tests. In Chermak & Musiek (Ed.) Auditory Processing Disorders: From Science to Practice. Plural Publishing, First edition, 2007.


  • Evaluating Effects of Insertion and Measurement Techniques on Attenuation Characteristics of Industrial Earplugs. National Hearing Conservation Association, 2020; Destin, FL
  • Characterizing the effects of occupational noise exposure using Otoacoustic Emissions. National Hearing Conservation Association, 2020; Destin, FL
  • Symmetry and Contralateral Suppression of Otoacoustic Emissions in Band Musicians, AAA 2018; Nashville, TN
  • Measuring the effectiveness of noise control barriers in an industrial hearing conservation program, Auburn University Research Symposium Award winning poster, April 2018
  • Otoacoustic Emissions in Band Students and Directors, Audio Engineering Society Conference, June 2018, Chicago, IL
  • There is no evidence of cochlear synaptopathy in band musicians. Joint Defense Audiology and VA conference, March 2018, Atlanta, GA
  • Auditory Training Intervention Outcomes in Dementia (Podium): Bottom-Up vs. Top-Down Processing, AAA 2017, Indianapolis
  • Pupillometry as a Tool to Assess Listening Stress Associated With Students Learning a Second Language (Mentor for Meritorious poster by Hannah Moss), ASHA 2017, Los Angeles
  • Auditory Training Intervention Outcomes for Individuals with Cognitive Decline. Research podium at Audiology Now, 2016, Phoenix, AZ
  • Effects of Variability of Force Applied During Bone-Conduction Testing on Test Outcomes (Jill Beacham). Research poster at Audiology Now, 2016, Phoenix, AZ
  • Effects of Directionality, Compression, and Azimuth on Directivity of Commercial Hearing Aids (Lindsey Soles). Research poster at Audiology Now, 2016, Phoenix, AZ
  • Systematic review and Meta-analysis of tinnitus management. Podium presentation at AudiologyNow convention, San Antonio, TX, April 2015. (With Megan Barnett).
  • Variability of fit testing commercial earplugs: a study of manufacturing workers. Poster presentation at AudiologyNow convention, San Antonio, TX, April 2015. (With Lindsay Bush).
  • Value of auditory training in enhancement of auditory and cognitive skills in individuals with hearing loss and cognitive decline. Poster presented at AudiologyNow convention, Orlando, FL, April 2014. (With Dianna Tingle and Caitlyn Piper)
  • An fMRI study of neural mechanisms mediating processing of speech rate. ASHA Convention, Orlando, FL, November 2014 (with Carrie Rowan and Summer Myrick).
  • Battle of OAEs: band directors versus band members. National Hearing Conservation Association Conference. St. Petersburg, FL., February 2013.
  • Academy Research Conference of American Academy of Audiology, Anaheim, CA. Cognitive decline can reduce binaural hearing advantage. March 2013.
  • Effects of age and cognitive decline on speech rate and prosody. Audiology Now Annual Convention, Anaheim, CA. March 2013.

Courses Taught

  • CMDS 4600 Introduction to Audiology
  • CMDS 8100 Hearing Science
  • CMDS 8220 Amplification I
  • CMDS 8500 Electrophysiology
  • CMDS 8950 Grand Rounds in Audiology
  • CMDS 8300 Central Auditory Processing
  • CMDS 8520 Hearing Conservation