‚ÄčSarah Grinn

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Audiology
  • Campus Address:  Health Professions Building 2173
  • Phone:  989-774-7291
  • Email: sarah.grinn@cmich.edu
  • Area(s) of Expertise: Noise-induced hearing loss, Electrophysiology, External and Middle Ear Mechanics


AUD 744: Occupational and Recreational Hearing Conservation
AUD 731: Diagnostic Testing
AUD 750: Advanced Hearing Science
CSD 331: Introduction to Audiology

Degrees and Universities:

B.A., Michigan State University, 2013
Au.D., The University of Florida, 2017
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Dallas, 2019

Research Area(s):

  • Auditory effects of isolated or frequent recreational noise insults sustained in normal hearing populations
  • Role of pre-cochlear amplification in noise-induced hearing loss vulnerability

Research Funding:

  • Sub-contract - The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2020
  • Faculty Research and Creative Endeavors Grant, 2019
  • American Academy of Audiology New investigator Grant, 2018
  • Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Research Grant, 2018
  • National Hearing Conservation Student Research Grant, 2017
  • Susan and Jim Jerger Research in Audiology Fellowship, 2017

Professional Organizations:

National Hearing Conservation Association
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
American Academy of Audiology

Honors and Recognitions:

  • Central Michigan University Grantsmanship Certificate - 2020 Office of Research and Graduate Studies
  • UT Dallas Ph.D. Student Research Presentation Travel Award - 2018 World Congress of Audiology
  • UT Dallas Ph.D. Student Research Presentation Travel Award - 2018 American Academy of Audiology Conference
  • ASHA Audiology and Hearing Science Research Travel Award - 2017 ASHA Convention
  • Future Leaders in Audiology Student Award - 2017 FLASC Conference
  • Todd H. Porter Student Poster Award - 2016 Texas Academy of Audiology Conference


  1. Grinn S.K., Le Prell C.G. (2019). Noise-dose Estimated With and Without Pre-cochlear Amplification. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 146(5), 3967-3977.
  2. Grinn S.K., Wiseman K.B., Baker J.A., Le Prell C.G. (2017). Hidden Hearing Loss? No Effect of Common Recreational Noise Exposure on Cochlear Nerve Response Amplitude. Frontierin Neuroscience, 11:465. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2017.00465

Curriculum Vitae