Professor Brown has had a varied career; he has worked in industry, research and education. He has taught at the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Cincinnati and most recently at Pacific University in the School of Audiology.
Professor Brown is best known for his research in pediatric audiology, including otoacoustic emissions and auditory brainstem response testing. He is also an expert in the use of simulation in audiology education. His the co-author of the widely used Audiology: Science to Practice with Professor Steven Kramer. To date, he has published 3 textbooks, 34 scientific journal articles, 11 book chapters, among other publications. His research has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health among others.
Professor Brown has graduated over 200 professional doctoral-level audiologists. He has served as mentor and research advisor to numerous masters and bachelors students. He has also educated numerous Speech-Language Pathologists in their understanding of how to work with individuals with hearing loss.
With regard to service to his profession, Professor Brown is a licensed audiologist in Oregon, and has served in a variety of leadership roles for the American Academy of Audiology (AAA): Chair of the Scientific Advisory & Research Council, Chair of the Research Committee, and Chair of the ANSI Working Group on Otoacoustic Emissions.
1996 Doctor of Philosophy, University of Calgary Department
1984 Master of Arts, Western Washington University Major: Audiology
1981 Bachelor of Arts, Western Washington University
Major: Speech Pathology and Audiology Minor: Psychology
1998 - 2000 Postdoctoral Training, Department of Surgery, University of Calgary
Honors and Awards
Awarded Editor’s Picks: Top-25 ‘Hearing Review’ Feature Articles in 2018 for paper entitled Audiologic Considerations for People with Normal Hearing Sensitivity Yet Hearing Difficulty and/or Speech-in-Noise Problems by Douglas L. Beck, AuD; Jeffrey L. Danhauer, PhD; Harvey B. Abrams, PhD, Samuel R. Atcherson, PhD; David K. Brown, PhD et al. (October 2018 HR)
Awarded James Jerger Awards for Excellence in Student Research at AudiologyNOW 2011 for the poster entitled “Normative data on Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential in Children” by Yousif M, Lavendar V, Castiglione M, Lolan-Banks H, Keith R, Brown DK, Meinzen-Derr J.
Awarded Third Place at the 2010 SENTAC Annual Meeting for Poster entitled “Evidence Based Statement on Unilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss in School-age Children” by Ruder C, Garland L, Meinzen-Derr J, Arjmand E, Brown D, Clark E.
Weismer G & Brown DK (2020). Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing Inc.
Dudding CC, Brown DK, Estis J, Szymanski C & Zraick R (2019). Best Practices in Healthcare Simulations in Communication Sciences and Disorders (eBook). Aurora, CO: CAPCSD.
Kramer S & Brown DK (2019). Audiology: Science to Practice (3rd ed). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing Inc.
Blankenship CM, Hunter LL, Keefe DH, Feeney MP, Brown DK, McCune A, Fitzpatrick DF & Lin L (2018). Optimizing Clinical Interpretation of Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions in Infants. Ear & Hearing, 39(6):1075-1090.
Hunter LL, Blankenship CM, Gunter R, Keefe DH, Feeney MP, Brown DK, McCune A, Fitzpatrick DF & Lin L (2018). Optimizing Clinical Interpretation of Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions in Infants. Ear & Hearing. 39(6):1075-1090.
Hunter LL, Blankenship CM, Keefe DH, Feeney MP, Brown DK, McCune A, Fitzpatrick DF & Lin L (2018). Longitudinal Development of Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions in Infants with Normal Hearing. Ear & Hearing. 39(5):863-873.
Hunter LL, Blankenship CM, Gunter RG, Keefe DH, Feeney MP, Brown DK & Baroch K (2018). Cochlear microphonic and summating potential responses from click-evoked auditory brainstem responses in high risk and normal infants. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 29(5):427-442.
Hunter LL, Keefe DH, Feeney MP, Brown DK, Meinzen-Derr JK, Elsayed A, Amann JM, Manickam V, Fitzpatrick D & Shott S (2017). Wideband Acoustic Immittance in Children with Down Syndrome: Prediction of Middle-Ear Dysfunction and Conductive Hearing Loss. International Journal of Audiology. 56(9), 622-634. DOI: 10.1080/14992027.2017.1314557
Elsayed A, Hunter LL, Keefe DH, Feeney MP, Brown DK, Meinzen-Derr JK, Sullivan-Mahoney M, Francis K & Schaid LG (2015). Air and Bone Conduction Tone-burst Auditory Brainstem Thresholds using a Kalman Filtering Approach in Non-sedated Normal Hearing Newborns. Ear & Hearing. 36(4): 471-481.
Post JM, Switzer KD, Brown DK, Meinzen-Derr J, Dively JL, Dunkin BS, Mehlman CT (2013). Cast Saw Noise Does Not Reach Occupational Hazard Levels. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 33(5), 580-584.
Korostenskaja M, Pardos M, Kujala T, Rose DF, Brown D, Horn P, Wang Y, Fujiwara H, Xiang J, Kabbouche MA, Powers SW & Hershey D. (2011). Impaired Auditory Information Processing During Acute Migraine: A Magnetoencephalography Study. International Journal of Neuroscience, 121, 355-365.
Professor Brown is now focusing his research and development work on simulation in Audiological evaluation. Along with some of his students, Dr. Brown is working with researchers and engineers at Intelligent Hearing Systems to develop the first high-fidelity manikin for use with training and assessing student skills in behavioral audiometry.