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Laura Street, AuD, FAAA, CCC-A

Assistant Clinical Professor

Contact

Phone: 415.780.2017
Email: lstreet@pacific.edu

Education

BA in Applied Linguistics, Montclair State University

MA, in Applied Linguistics, Montclair State University

AuD, Washington University in St. Louis

Clinical Fellowship, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute

At Pacific Since: 2017

Laura Street, AuD, FAAA, CCC-A earned her bachelor of arts in applied linguistics, with a TESL certification, and master of arts in applied linguistics from Montclair State University. She earned her doctor of audiology from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Street completed a clinical fellowship at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison, New Jersey.

Prior to becoming an audiologist, Dr. Street taught English as a second language to graduate and undergraduate students at Montclair State University. As an audiologist, she has worked in private practice, medical, nonprofit and industry settings, with both adult and pediatric patient populations.

Dr. Street joined the Pacific faculty in 2017. She enjoys teaching at Pacific because it gives her the opportunity to combine two of her academic interests, audiology and pedagogy. When working with students at Pacific, Dr. Street emphasizes the importance of developing critical thinking skills, in addition to interpersonal skills and clinical best practices. She believes that students should be self-motivated, lifelong learners. Her goal is to help cultivate audiology professionals who are autonomous, thoughtful clinicians.

She believes that hearing and listening are key to communication, as well as our ability to build and maintain meaningful relationships. This belief can be traced back to her father who developed hearing loss following his retirement from the US Military. Given her father's experiences, Dr. Street treats her patients as she would any member of her family, by striving to provide quality of life improvements through evidence-based practice.

Dr. Street is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She is a Fellow and Northern Representative of the California Academy of Audiology. She is also a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Auditory Society.

When she is not working with patients or students, Dr. Street is likely with her high school sweetheart, hiking in California's state parks, developing her small garden or reading nonfiction.

 

Teaching Philosophy “In my teaching, I encourage intellectual curiosity and strive to develop critical thinking skills, in addition to interpersonal skills and clinical best practices. I believe students should be self-motivated individuals, avid readers of the literature and lifelong learners capable of carrying the profession forward.”

Courses:
AUDI 385A Audiology Practicum I
AUDI 361 Comprehensive Differential Diagnosis
AUDI 385A Audiology Practicum I
AUDI 385B Audiology Practicum II
AUDI 385C Audiology Practicum III
AUDI 387A Audiology Internship I
AUDI 387B Audiology Internship II

 

Research Summary: “I have previously contributed to research projects which investigated methods of automatic text annotation (computational linguistics); mechanisms of hair cell regeneration and hearing preservation in animal species exposed to ear damaging drugs and hazardous noise levels (auditory neuroscience); and a new type of direct-drive contact hearing device (industry).”

Research Interests:

  • Sensory cell regeneration
  • Ototoxicity
  • Genetics
  • Hearing devices
  • Pedagogy