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Donna Pitts, Au.D., CCC-A

Graduate Program Director, Associate Professor
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  • Doctor of Audiology Au.D, Central Michigan University, December 2002
  • M.S. in Audiology, Towson University May 1989
  • B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders with minor in Psychology Towson University January 1987 Cum Laude

Areas of specialization

Hearing conservation specific to self-induced (recreational) hearing loss; identification of hearing deficits in children with a special interest in children with multiple disabilities, including blindness, and autism spectrum disorders; auditory processing disorders in children; aural re/habilitation in children and adults

Achievements (Past 5 Years)

  • Kammerer, K., Emanuel, D.C., Kubitz, K., & Pitts, D.L. (2022). Is loud music in fitness class a motivator or demotivator? Perspectives in Public Health Audiology,7(6), 1819-1827.
  • Pitts, D.L. & Lucker, J. (2021). Comorbidity of auditory processing disorders and language disorder. Journal of the Educational, Pediatric and (Re)Habilitative Audiology, 25, 112-118.

  • Pitts, D.L. (2020). COVID-19 Restrictions Pose Challenges for Worker Hearing Protection; ASHA Leader Live. 10.1044/2020-1014-osha-worker-protection

About Dr. Pitts

Donna joined the Department of Speech Language Hearing Sciences in 1997 as a Clinical Supervisor and received the Bene Merenti Medal in 2023 for 25 years of teaching service to the University. She is a Past President of the Maryland Academy of Audiology, served as Convention Chair for four years, and Secretary and At large Board Member. She also provides educational audiology services to deaf/blind students at Maryland School for the Blind. She enjoys spending time with her children, walking and hiking with her dogs.