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Communication Disorders|College of Health Sciences

Michael A. Primus, Ph.D., CCC-A

Associate Professor
Graduate Advisor Pediatric Audiology

Ph.D., University of Washington, 1984
M.S., Colorado State University, 1975
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1969 • (307) 766-5795 • Health Sciences, Room 253

Research Interests:
Main research interests: Audiometric techniques with infants, Newborn hearing screening.

Hearing Science, Basic Audiology, Aural Rehabilitation



Primus, M.A. & Thompson, G. (2007).  Response strength of young children in operant audiometry.  In F.H. Bess & J. S. Gravel (Eds.), Foundations of pediatric audiology.  San Diego: Plural.


Primus, M. A. (2005). Newborn hearing screening follow-up: The essential next step. The Hearing Review, 12(1), 18-19, 84. 

Primus M. A. & Pitt, C. (2000). Six methods to assist parents in understanding their child's hearing loss: An evaluation. The Hearing Review, 7(2), 16, 18, 56. 

Haggard, R. S. & Primus, M. A. (1999). Parental perceptions of hearing loss classification in children. American Journal of Audiology, 8, 83-92. 

Primus, M. A. (1992). The role of localization in visual reinforcement audiometry. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 35, 1137-1141. 

Primus, M. A. (1992). Operant response in infants as a function of time interval following signal onset. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 35, 1422-1425. 

Primus, M. A. (1991). Repeated infant thresholds in operant and non-operant audiometric procedures. Ear and Hearing, 12, 119-122. 

Primus, M. A. (1988). Infant thresholds with enhanced attention to the signal in Visual Reinforcement Audiometry. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 31, 480-484. 

Primus, M. A. & Thompson, G. (1985). Response strength of young children in operant audiometry. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 28, 539-547

Affiliations, Associations, Consultation:
American Academy of Audiology
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
American Auditory Society
Wyoming Speech-Language Hearing Association (WSHA)

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