Clinical Advisory Board

Ruth Litovsky, PhD

University of Wisconsin

Dr. Ruth Litovsky is the Oros Bascom Chair, Department Chair and Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Director of the Binaural Hearing and Speech Lab at the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is President of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (2020-2021). She received her PhD in psychology and psychoacoustics and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in auditory neuroscience. She has published over 120 papers and book chapters. Her research focuses on hearing abilities covering the lifespan of humans to include infants and elderly adults. Her research program focuses on hearing restoration with cochlear implants, in particular the impact of bilateral implantation, and more recently single-sided deafness. Her lab recently received supplemental funding from the NIDCD to study auditory function in conjunction with cognition and language in young adults with Down Syndrome. Her lab also uses pupillometry and eye gaze measures to examine ‘real time’ processing of information and listening effort during perceptual tasks.

Dr. Litovsky teaches courses in undergraduate and graduate programs, serves on numerous national and international grant review panels and editorial boards, and in various positions of leadership in the research community. She has received a number of awards, including a Fulbright Senior Fellowship. The Litovsky lab comprises of a diverse group of students, postdoctoral fellows, engineers and audiologists. Her ongoing research program has been funded for over 20 years by grants from the NIDCD.