Melanie Buhr-Lawler, Au.D., CCC-A

Position title: Clinical Professor, Audiologist


Phone: (608) 890-1504

365 Goodnight Hall
1975 Willow Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Melanie Buhr-Lawler, Au.D., CCC-A
Introduction Video


B.S., University of Wisconsin–Madison
M.A., University of Iowa
Au.D., University of Florida

Courses Taught

CS&D 891: Clinical Clerkship in Audiology I
CS&D 892: Clinical Clerkship in Audiology II
CS&D 899: Capstone in Audiology
CS&D 921: Seminar in Audiology
CS&D 999: Seminar: Enhancing Clinical Skills

Background and Expertise

Dr. Buhr-Lawler’s clinical expertise is in diagnostic hearing evaluations and hearing technology. She works with individuals of all ages and abilities.  Dr. Buhr-Lawler is committed to collaborating with her patients and their families to improve communication through personalized care. Dr. Buhr-Lawler has over 15 years of experience working with hearing aids and cochlear implants. She has special interests in hearing loss prevention and in providing hearing technology to underserved populations. She is devoted to audiology clinical outreach in both rural and urban areas. Dr. Buhr-Lawler’s previous employment includes Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Froedtert Kenosha Hospital.

Highlighted Activities

Recipient of 2019 Student Mentor Award from the Wisconsin Speech-Language Hearing Association
Member, Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association
Member, American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Fellow, American Academy of Audiology
American Speech-Language Hearing Association Audiology Advisory Council Representative
Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association ASHA Councilor
Named Audiologist of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Speech-Language Hearing Association (2015)
Recipient of Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment Mini-Grant (2015-2016) and UW-Madison Statewide Outreach Incentive Grants (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Awarded UW-Madison Academic Staff Professional Development Grants (2012, 2015)
American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s Award for Continuing Education (2005, 2010, 2013, 2016)

Representative Publications

Melanie Buhr-Lawler on the farm with her father.Buhr-Lawler, M. (2017, May). A Hearing Loss Prevention Outreach Program for Farmers and Motorsports Enthusiasts. Seminars in Hearing. 38(212-221):10.1055/s-0037-1601576.

Buhr-Lawler, M.C. (2016, October). Thinking Outside the Booth: Three Overlapping Categories of University Audiology Outreach.  The Hearing Review.

Buhr-Lawler, M.C, & Hartman, A.I. (2016, July).  Reflect, Mentor, Lead: A Unique Experience in Audiology Education. The Hearing Journal, 69(7):32-35.,_Mentor,_Lead___A_Unique_Experience_in.11.aspx

Gartrell, B.C., Jones, H.J., Kan, A, Buhr-Lawler, M., Gubbles, S.P., Litovsky, R.L. (2014, October).  Investigating Long-Term Effects of Cochlear Implantation in Single-Sided Deafness: A Best Practice Model for Longitudinal Assessment of Spatial Hearing Abilities and Tinnitus Handicap.  Otology & Neurootology, 35(9):1525-32.

Smith, Z.M., Kan, A., Jones, H.J., Buhr-Lawler, M., Godar, S.P., Litovsky, R.Y. (2014, April). Hearing better with interaural time differences and bilateral cochlear implants.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135(4):2190.

Buhr-Lawler, M.  (2014, January 8).  Professional Communication in Audiology [Review for the book “Professional Communication in Audiology” by Ramachandran and Stach]  International Journal of Audiology, 1499-2027.