Michael R. Higgins
Why I Love Teaching at Molloy College
I love the small community atmosphere and camaraderie amongst faculty, staff and students.
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.
- 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
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
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.