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[AUDITORY] Post-doc opportunity at Walter Reed

Dear Auditory colleagues,


We have an open post-doc opportunity at Walter Reed. The position is open to a wide range of possible topic areas related to clinical and public health aspects of auditory injury and rehabilitation. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis via the job-posting link below.  I would also recommend that you get in touch with Stefanie Kuchinsky (stefanie.e.kuchinsky.civ@xxxxxxxxxx ), Doug Brungart (douglas.s.brungart.civ@xxxxxxxxxx) or me (Joshua.g.bernstein.civ@xxxxxxxxxx ) to discuss your interest.  U.S. Citizenship is required.



The Defense Centers for Public Health - Aberdeen (DCPH-A) and the affiliated Scientific and Clinical Studies Section (SCSS) of the Audiology and Speech Pathology Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland is offering a postdoctoral fellowship in Audiology.  The SCSS is an active research program conducting studies in basic science, hearing protection, hearing restoration, auditory pathology (e.g., tinnitus, single-sided deafness, hidden hearing loss), sound localization, cognition, and speech/language impairments resulting from traumatic brain injury.


The goal of the postdoctoral research opportunity is to carry out research aimed at improving the hearing surveillance system in the DoD and its connection to clinical audiological treatment at military treatment facilities by:


  • Identifying psychoacoustic and speech-perception tests that are correlated with estimates of noise exposure, temporary threshold shift, or subjective complaints about hearing difficulties or tinnitus.
  • Developing better tools to reliably measure hearing deficits and small changes in hearing that are not captured by standard audiometric assessments, including the use of reaction time, pupillometry, dichotic listening tests, and mobile-phone-based speech-in-noise tests for longitudinal surveillance.
  • Collaborating with teams of clinical researchers and public health researchers to facilitate the parallel development and transfer of these tools between clinical applications for the injured warfighter (e.g., cochlear implants for single-sided deafness, low-gain hearing aids to treat subjective complaints with otherwise clinically normal hearing) and public health applications for the broader population of service members (e.g., surveillance of hearing injury not revealed by standard tools).


***Please Note: my email address has changed to joshua.g.bernstein.civ@xxxxxxxxxx. Beginning in December 2022, I will no longer be able to receive messages sent to my previous mail.mil address ***

Joshua G.W. Bernstein, Ph.D.
Research Audiologist
Audiology & Speech Pathology Center
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Building 19, 5th Floor
4954 N Palmer Rd
Bethesda, MD 20889
Tel: (301)319-7040

Cell:  (617)710-9058