Biography of Dr. Jerry Punch
Dr. Punch has held positions in diverse settings, including academia, professional associations, and industry. He came to MSU in 1990, where he has taught multiple courses in clinical audiology, anatomy of speech and hearing, and research methods. He directs the Hearing Aid Research Laboratory, where he and his colleagues have recently investigated most comfortable and uncomfortable loudness levels, individual vs. group hearing-conservation training, and the reliability and clinical utility of the Multimedia Hearing Handicap Inventory. Current research interests include hearing aid fitting procedures, the development of hearing performance standards for hearing-critical occupations, the development and evaluation of low-cost hearing aids, hearing loss due to the use of MP3 players, and health effects of wind-turbine noise.
Dr. Punch is experienced in academic, administrative, and business settings, and served as departmental chairperson from 1994-2000. He consults as a forensic audiologist in cases involving hearing performance standards. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is the recipient of three research and service awards.
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