Michael R. Higgins

  • Why I Love Teaching at Molloy College

    I love the small community atmosphere and camaraderie amongst faculty, staff and students.

  • Academic Interests

    My main interests are acoustics, audiology, speech science and speech perception in noise.

  • What I am working on

    I am working on determining why individuals have difficulty listening in noise.  Especially children, the hearing impaired and normal hearing young adults.  I am also interested in the public awareness of damaging noise levels.  Particularly, loudness levels when listening to music with iPods or car stereos during commutes and children's toys.

  • Educational Background
    • City University of New York (CUNY), Graduate Center, Doctorate of Audiology (AuD), expected graduation September 2015
    • Adelphi University, M.S. in Audiology, August 2000
    • University of Maryland at College Park, B.A. in Hearing and Speech Sciences, May 1998
  • Additional Information

    I've been an audiologist for 15 years working in various settings such as hospitals, schools, industry and private practice.

    Certification and Licenses

    • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A)
    • New York State Audiologist License
    • New York State Hearing Aid Dispensing License

  • Publications/Presentations

    Chung, K., Neuman, A.C. & Higgins, M. (2008). Effects of in-the-ear microphone directionality on sound direction identification. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.  Apr;123(4):2264-75.