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Phone: 765-494-3789


715 Clinic Drive
Lyles-Porter Hall
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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Anne Sommer

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Audiologic Assessment
  • Amplification
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Tinnitus Assessment and Management


Anne Sommer, Au.D., CCC-A, CPS/A, CH-TM is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. Dr. Sommer received her MS in Audiology from Purdue University in 1985 and her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) in 2004 from Arizona School of Health Sciences. She gained experience in a hospital and large multi-specialty medical clinic prior to joining the Purdue University faculty in 2009. She is responsible for clinical education of Year I and Year II Au.D. graduate students. In addition, Dr. Sommer manages the Hearing Conservation Program (HCP) for approximately 300 campus employees. Other clinical interests include tinnitus management and professional advocacy efforts at the state and national level. Dr. Sommer served on the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA) Executive Council from 2014-2022 as the Audiology Vice President. She currently serves on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Committee of Ambassadors (CoA). Dr. Sommer holds certification from the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) as a Course Director and Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Monitoring Program (CPS/A). She also holds Certification in Tinnitus Management (CH-TM) from the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).


  • AuD, 2004, Arizona School of Health Sciences
  • MS Audiology, 1985, Purdue University
  • BS Audiology and Speech Sciences, 1983, Purdue University
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence - Audiology, 1986, American-Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Course Director, 2019, Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC)

Current Courses

  • SLHS 570 - Hearing Conservation

Selected Honors/Awards

  • Honors of the Association - Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA) - April 2022
  • Professional Achievement - Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA) - April 2021