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Kelsey Klein, AuD, PhD

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Kelsey Klein, AuD, PhD
Assistant Professor


  • Pediatric audiology
  • Spoken language processing

Dr. Kelsey Klein has been with UT since 2020. Her interdisciplinary research broadly focuses on understanding and improving the listening and spoken language skills of children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Specifically, she uses eye-tracking to characterize the real-time cognitive processes that children with hearing loss use to recognize words and their meanings while listening to speech. This line of basic research is complemented by translational research interests, which focus on real-world outcomes of children with hearing aids and cochlear implants. She is particularly interested in identifying malleable audiological, language, and environmental factors supporting effective communication for school-age children and adolescents both in and outside the classroom.

  • BA, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN (2013)
  • AuD, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (2020)
  • PhD, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (2020)



May 26, 2022