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Elizabeth Strickland

Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Psychoacoustic and physiological measures of peripheral auditory processes in normal hearing and cochlear hearing impairment
  • Dynamic adjustments in response to sound
  • Models of auditory signal processing and perception

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Developmental Health and Wellness


Elizabeth Strickland, Ph.D., CCC-A, is the Director of the Psychoacoustics Lab. She completed her M.S. in Audiology at Purdue in 1994.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota (Psychology)  in 1994, and did a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Florida (Psychology) from 1994-1995.  She joined the faculty at Purdue University in 1995.  Dr. Strickland’s research is on behavioral measures of hearing, particularly those that may reflect the processing of the peripheral auditory system. She has particularly focused on measurements that may reflect adjustment of the ear to sound in normal hearing, and how this may be affected by mild cochlear hearing impairment.  She currently teaches graduate courses in psychoacoustics and in hearing conservation.  She is the Graduate Chair of SLHS.  She is also the Director of the SLHS NIH Training Grant


  • Ph.D., 1994, University of Minnesota, Psychology
  • M.S., 1984, Purdue University, Hearing Science and Clinical Audiology
  • B.A., 1980, Brown University, Psychology
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology, ASHA, 1986-present

Current Courses

  • SLHS 503 - Auditory Perception

Selected Publications

  • Salloom, W. B., and Strickland, E. A. (2021). “The effect of broadband elicitor laterality on psychoacoustic gain reduction across signal frequency,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 150, 2817-2835.
  • DeRoy Milvae, K., and Strickland, E. A. (2021). “Behavioral measures of cochlear gain reduction depend on precursor frequency, bandwidth, and level,” Frontiers in Neuroscience, October 4, https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2021.716689
  • DeRoy Milvae, K., Alexander, J. M., and Strickland, E. A. (2021). “The relationship between ipsilateral cochlear gain reduction and speech-in-noise recognition at positive and negative signal-to-noise ratios,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 149, 3449-3461.
  • Hegland, E.L., and Strickland, E.A. (2018). “The effects of preceding sound and stimulus duration on measures of suppression in younger and older adults,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 144: 3548-3562. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.5083824 PMID: 30599663
  • Strickland, E. A., Salloom, W. B., and Hegland, E. L. (2018). “Evidence for gain reduction by a precursor in an on-frequency forward masking paradigm,” Acta Acustica united with Acustica, Vol. 104, 809-812, doi: 10.3813/AAA.919229.

Selected Honors/Awards

  • Faculty Leadership Academy for Interdisciplinary Research (FLAIR) Fellow - 2019-2020
  • Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America - May 2011
  • Bronze Acorn Seed for Success Award for Excellence in Research, Purdue University - 2008

Selected Grants

  • PI, Temporal effects in simultaneous masking, forward masking and suppression. NIH (NIDCD, R01-DC008327), 3/1/08-3/31/23. Total: $1,250,000. )
  • PI, Communicative Disorders, NIH (NIDCD, T32-DC000030), 7/1/17-6/30/27, Total: $1,984,454