Carlos Benítez-Barrera, Ph.D.

Position title: Assistant Professor


Phone: (608) 262-7491

475 Goodnight Hall
1975 Willow Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Carlos Benítez-Barrera, Ph.D.

Waisman Center Profile

Pediatric Auditory Experience and Brain (PAEB) Laboratory


B.S., Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
M.A., Fontbonne University
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Post-doctoral Trainee., Callier Center for Communication Disorders, University of Texas at Dallas.

Courses Taught

CS&D 220 Normal Aspects of Hearing
CS&D 425 Auditory Rehabilitation

Research Statement

Dr. Benitez-Barrera’s research focuses on the impact of early auditory experiences on behavioral and neural outcomes of children, particularly those at risk of communication delays. Dr. Benitez-Barrera is also interested in investigating neural correlates of speech-in-noise processing in the pediatric population. His research takes place at the Waisman Center, where he directs the Pediatric Auditory Experience and Brain lab.

Representative Publications

Benítez-Barrera, C. R., Key, A. P., Ricketts, T. A., & Tharpe, A. M. (2021). Central auditory system responses from children while listening to speech in noise. Hearing Research403, 108165.

Benítez-Barrera, C. R., Grantham, D. W., & Hornsby, B. W. (2020). The challenge of listening at home: speech and noise levels in homes of young children with hearing loss. Ear and Hearing41(6), 1575-1585.

Benítez-Barrera, C. R., Angley, G. P., & Tharpe, A. M. (2018). Remote microphone system use at home: Impact on caregiver talk. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research61(2), 399-409.