Carol Flexer, PhD, CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT
Carol Flexer, PhD, received her doctorate in audiology from Kent State University in 1982. She was a distinguished professor of audiology in the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at the University of Akron for 25 years. Her special areas of expertise include pediatric and educational audiology. Dr. Flexer continues to lecture extensively nationally and internationally about pediatric audiology issues, and has authored more than 155 publications. She has coedited and authored thirteen books: Handbook of Acoustic Accessibility; Children with Hearing Loss: Developing Listening and Talking, Birth to Six (first and second edition); Pediatric Audiology: Diagnosis, Technology, and Management (first and second edition); Pediatric Audiology Casebook; The Sound of Learning: Why Self-Amplification Matters; How the Student with Hearing Loss Can Succeed in College (first and second edition); Sound Field Amplification: Applications To Speech Perception And Classroom Acoustics (first and second edition); and Facilitating Hearing and Listening in Young Children (first and second edition).
Dr. Flexer is a past-president of the Educational Audiology Association, the American Academy of Audiology, and the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. She is a certified auditory-verbal therapist and a licensed audiologist. For her research and advocacy for children with hearing loss, Dr. Flexer has received three prestigious awards: two from the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - the Volta Award and Professional of the Year award - and one from the American Academy of Audiology - the 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award. Dr. Flexer is also a certified laughter leader.