Erik Jorgensen, Au.D., Ph.D.

Position title: Assistant Professor


Phone: (608) 262-6471

482 Goodnight Hall
1975 Willow Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Erik Jorgensen, Au.D, Ph.D.

Soundscape & Audiology Research Laboratory


B.A., Columbia University
Au.D., University of Iowa
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Courses Taught

CSD 320: Introduction to Audiology
CSD 854: Electroacoustics & Instrumentation Calibration


Dr. Jorgensen’s research is broadly in measuring and improving audiologic intervention outcomes in daily life for people with hearing loss. His work combines virtual sound environments in the lab and data collection in the real-world to understand how hearing loss, audiologic interventions, and auditory environments interact. Much of his research focuses specifically on hearing aid technologies and older adults with hearing loss. Dr. Jorgensen’s Lab, the Soundscape and Audiology Research Lab, is in Goodnight Hall.

Some specific areas of his research are:

  • Auditory environments encountered by older listeners with hearing loss and the effects of the environment on hearing aid effectiveness.
  • The effects of hearing loss and hearing aid use on auditory lifestyle, real-world communication, social-emotional health, and quality of life among older adults.
  • Listening performance and hearing aid efficacy in real-world noisy environments.
  • Development of effective self-fitting methods for over-the-counter hearing aids.
  • Methods for collecting and analyzing objective and self-report data in the real-world.

Representative Publications

Jorgensen, E., Xu, J., Chipara, O., Galster, J., & Wu, Y.H. (2023). Auditory environments and hearing aid feature activation among younger and older listeners in an urban and rural area. Ear and Hearing.

Vyas, D., Brummet, R., Anwar, Y., Jensen, J., Jorgensen, E., Wu, Y.H., & Chipara, O. (2022).  Personalizing Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids using Pairwise Comparisons. Smart Health. 23:100231. doi: 10.1016/j/smhl.2021.100231.

Oleson, J., Jones, M., Jorgensen, E., Wu, Y.H. Statistical considerations for analyzing ecological momentary assessment data. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Published online December 15, 2021. doi: 10.1044/2021_JSHLR-21-00081.

Jorgensen, E., Stangl, E., Chipara, O., Hernandez, H., Oleson, J., & Wu, Y.H. (2021). GPS predicts stability of listening environment characteristics over time among older hearing aid users. International Journal of Audiology. 60(5): 328-340. doi: 10.1080/14992027.2020.1831083.

Jorgensen, E., McCreery, R., Kirby, B., & Brennan, M. (2020). Effect of level on spectral ripple detection threshold in listeners with normal hearing and hearing loss. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 148, 908. doi: 10.1121/10.0001706.