UWMC Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center


ARO Poster 2009



Patrick Feeney 


Associate Professor, Audiologist
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery


Patrick Feeney is an Associate Professor and Chief of Audiology in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the UW Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. He conducts research at the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center.  A current research focus is the application of wideband acoustic transfer functions for the study of middle-ear function and diagnosis of middle-ear disorders across the life span.  He serves as the Principal Investigator on an NIH NIDCD grant in collaboration with Douglas Keefe of the Boys Town National Research Hospital and Lisa Hunter of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital: 1 R01 DC010202-0, Wideband clinical diagnosis and monitoring of middle-ear and cochlear function.  He is the immediate Past President of the American Academy of Audiology.

Patrick Feeney, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Washington
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
V. M. Bloedel Hearing Research Center
Box 357923
Seattle, WA 98195

Phone: 206-616-4692
Fax: 206-616-1828
Email: pfeeney@u.washington.edu

Feeney Lab Personnel

Eric Martinez, AuD Research Study Coordinator II

Olena Velushchak, Research Study Coordinator II

Jessica E. Day, AuD, PhD student

Shiboney Dumo, PhD student

Recent Publications

Mills, D. M., Feeney, M. P., Drake, E. J., Folsom, R. C., Sheppard, L. & Seixas, N. S. (2007). Developing standards for distortion product otoacoustic emission measurements. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 122, 2203-2214.

Mills, D. M., Feeney, M. P, & Gates, G. A. (2007). Evaluation of cochlear hearing disorders: Normative distortion product otoacoustic emission measurements. Ear and Hearing, 28, 778-792.

Day, J. E., & Feeney, M. P. (2008). The effect of the 226 Hz probe level on acoustic stapedius reflex thresholds. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research. 51, 1016-1025.

Gates, G. A., Anderson, M. L., Feeney, M. P., McCurry, S. M., & Larson, E. B. (2008). Central auditory dysfunction in older people with memory impairment or alzheimer’s dementia. Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 134, 771-777.

Gates, G. A., Feeney, M. P., Mills, D. M. (2008). Cross-sectional age changes of hearing in the elderly. Ear and Hearing, 29, 865–874.

Sanford, C. A. & Feeney, M. P. (2008). Effects of maturation on tympanometric wideband acoustic transfer functions in human infants. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America,124, 2106-2122.

Feeney, M. P., Grant, I. L. & Mills, D. M. (2009). Wideband energy reflectance measurements of ossicular chain discontinuity and repair in human temporal bone. Ear and Hearing, 30, 391-400.

Hunter, L. L., Feeney, M. P., Lapsley-Miller, J. A., Jeng, P. S., & Bohning, S. Wideband reflectance in newborns: Normative regions and relationship to hearing screening results. Ear and Hearing. In Press.

Gates, G. A., Gibbons, L. E., McCurry, S. M., Crane, P. K., Feeney, M. P., & Larson, E. B. Executive dysfunction and presbycusis in older persons with and without memory loss and dementia. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology. In Press.