C. Folsom, Ph.D.
- Pediatric Audiology
- Auditory Evoked Potentials
of Speech & Hearing Sciences
(For Campus Mail only: Box 354875)
University of Washington
1417 NE 42nd St.
Seattle, WA 98105-6246
Phone: (206) 685-7482 Fax: (206) 543-1093
Child Development and Mental Retardation Center
Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center
CHDD: Center on Human Development and Disability
(For Campus Mail only: Box 357920)
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105-6246
Phone : (206) 685-2533 Fax: (206) 543-5771
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).