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Carolyn McClaskey PhD

Carolyn Marie McClaskey PhD

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  • Assistant Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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Carolyn McClaskey, Ph.D. received her Master's and Doctoral degrees in Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Irvine, and completed her postdoctoral training in the Hearing Research Program at MUSC.


Her research explores the neural and behavioral changes that occur with aging and hearing loss, focusing specifically on the auditory midbrain. Together with collaborators, we use noninvasive neuroimaging, electrophysiologic, electrocochleographic, and behavioral methods to assess how age, age-relating hearing loss, and asymmetric hearing loss relate to changes in structure and function and how these changes underlie auditory perceptual deficits. Ongoing research also aims to understand how advancing age and worsening hearing loss can lead to hyperactivity in the subcortical auditory system and how this may negatively impact speech communication.