Faculty Profiles

Stacy Betz

Richard C. Folsom, Ph.D.
Professor

  • Pediatric Audiology
  • Auditory Evoked Potentials

Ph.D. University of Washington 1979
M.S. Portland State University 1970
B.A. Central Washington State College 1967

Richard Folsom, Ph.D., is Professor and Head of Audiology in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle.  He is also Head of Audiology at the Child Development and Mental Retardation Center and a Research Affiliate at the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, University of Washington.  His responsibilities center on academic and clinical teaching in the areas of auditory development, physiologic assessment of hearing, and pediatric audiology.

Dr. Folsom has published in the areas of early identification of hearing loss, hearing development, and pediatric assessment.  He is currently a principal investigator (UW site) on a large, multi-center research project entitled "Identification of Neonatal Hearing Impairment". The goal of this project is to evaluate the efficacy of both the auditory brainstem response and otoacoustic emissions as tools for identifying hearing loss in the neonatal period. He is also a principal investigator on a grant entitled "Auditory Sensitivity and Frequency Resolution" from the National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIH-NIDCD).