Michael Stewart

  • Position: Professor, Audiology Division Director
  • Department: Audiology
  • Campus Address: Health Professions Building 1183
  • Phone: 989-774-7301
  • Email: stewa1mg@cmich.edu
  • AUD 744 Occupational and Environmental Hearing Conservation 
  • AUD 752 Amplification for the Hearing Impaired

Degrees and Universities

B.S., Michigan State University 1973 
M.A., Western Michigan University 1976
Ph.D., Michigan State University 1983

Professional Organizations

Member, American Academy of Audiology
Member, American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
Member, National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA)
Chairperson, NHCA Recreation Firearm Noise Task Force


Murphy, W. J., Fackler, C. J., Shaw, P., Khan, A., Flamme, G. A., Meinke, D. K., Finan, D. S., Lankford, J. E., and Stewart, M., Comparison of the performances of three acoustic test fixtures using impulse peak insertion loss measurements, NIOSH In-Depth Survey Report, February, 2015.

Stewart, M., Meinke, D. K., Synders, J., and Howerton, K., Shooting habits of youth recreational firearm users, International Journal of Audiology, 53: S26-S34, 2014.

Meinke, D. K., Murphy, W. J., Finan, D. S., Lankford, J. L., Flamme, G. A., Stewart, M., Soendergaard, J., and Jerome, T. W., Auditory risk estimates for youth target shooting. International Journal of Audiology, 52: S9-S19, 2014.

Meinke, D. K., Finan, D. S., Soendergaard, J., Flamme, G. A., Murphy, W. J., Lankford, J. E., and Stewart, M., Impulse noise generated by starter pistols. International Journal of Audiology, 52: S9-19, 2013.

Stewart, M., Recreational firearm noise:  bigger caliber, bigger boom, American Speech-Language Hearing Association Leader, 19 (2): 48-53, 2013.

McIlvanie, D., Stewart, M., and Anderson, R., (2012) Noise Exposures for Musicians During Practice and Performance Times.  Medical Problems of Performing Artists, March, 31-36.

Murphy, W.J., Flamme, G., Meinke, D., Sondergaard, J., Finan, D., Lankford, J., Khan, A., Vernon, J., and Stewart, M.  (2012) Measurement of Impulse Peak Insertion Loss for Four Hearing Protectors in Field Conditions.  International Journal of Audiology, 51:S31-S42.

Flamme, G.E., Stewart, M., Meinke, D., Lankford, J., and Rasmussen, P., Auditory Risk to Unprotected Bystanders Exposed to Firearm Noise,  Journal of American Academy of Audiology, 22, 93-103.

Stewart, M., Foley, L., Lehman, M.E., and Gerlach, A.  (2011)  Risks Faced by Recreational Firearm Users.  Audiology Today, March- April, 38-48.

Sondergaard, J., Meinke, D., Finan, D., Flamme, G., Lankford, J., and Stewart, M. (2011)  Comparison of Impulse Noise Levels Generated by a .22 Caliber Starter Pistol and a .22 Revolver, Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem, International Commission on the Biological Effects of Noise - ICBEN 2011.  London, UK., 192-198.

Stewart, M., Flamme, G.A., Meinke, D.K., Lankford, J.E., Sondergaard, J., Finan, D.S., Murphy, W.J., Khan, A. and Lehman, M.E. (2011)  "Firearm Noise in a Hunting Blind".  Abstracts of theNational Hearing Conservation Association 36th Annual Convention.  Mesa, AZ. NHCA Spectrum, Vol. 28., supplement II. p. 47 February.

Rasmussen, P., Flamme, G., Stewart, M., Meinke, D., and Lankford, J. (2009)  Measuring Recreational Firearm Noise, Sound and Vibration, August 14-18.

Stewart, M., Borer, S., and Lehman, M.E. (2009). Shooting Habits of Waterfowl Hunters, Noise, and Health, 11:42, 8-13.

Stewart, M. (2008).  Progress Report: Recreational Firearm Noise Task Force, Spectrum, Vol. 25, No. 4., 1-7.

Miller, V., Stewart, M., and Lehman, ME. (2007).   Noise Exposure Levels for Student Musicians, Medical Problems of Performing Artists, Vol. 22, No.4., 160-165.

Naeve-Velguth, S., Locke, M., Stewart, M., & Lehman, M. (2009). Comparison of Lecture and Computer-Based Methods for Hearing Conservation Instruction: Implications for Secondary Education. J Educ Aud.
13, 18-26.

Stewart, M., Scherer, J., and Lehman, M.E. (2003). Perceived effects of high-frequency hearing loss in a farming population. Journal of American Academy of Audiology, 14 (2), 100-108. 

Parker, C.F., Stewart, M., English, K., and McCarthy, P. (2003). Experiences with Developing and Maintaining Web Sites: A Survey, The Hearing Review, 10 (6), 42-46.

Stewart, M., Pankiw, R., Lehman, M, and Simpson, T.H. (2002). Hearing loss and hearing handicap of users of recreational firearms. Journal of American Academy of Audiology, 13 (3), 160-168.

Research Areas

Industrial and recreational hearing conservation; amplification.