Edward Garcia

Edward Garcia, AuD, is an Assistant Professor in the Speech-Language Pathology department at Long Beach State University. Dr. Garcia is an Audiologist who has been teaching audiology-related courses at Long Beach State since 2001. His area of specialty is diagnostic audiological, providing services to linguistically diverse geriatric clients. His current interests include investigating the link between untreated hearing loss and Alzheimer’s and related dementias, hearing loss related social isolation, and how health disparities in the Latinx populations affect the prognosis in sudden idiopathic sensorineural hearing loss. He is a bilingual, California licensed audiologist and has been in private practice for over 20 years with an Au.D. from University of Florida, Gainesville.

  • Cognitive Decline and Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Health Disparities in the Latinx and Minority Populations
  • Age-Related Hearing Loss

  • Mild Untreated Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline
  • New Triage Protocols for Idiopathic Sensorineural Hearing Loss

  1. Manly, R. and Garcia, E., “Can Earbuds Lead to Hearing Loss?” Insider CSULB, 2016
  2. Beattie, R. C., Garcia, E., and Johnson, A. "Auditory Brainstem Responses in Adults with Sensorineural Hearing Loss" (Audiology, 36, 1996.)
  3. Beattie, R. C., Johnson, A., and Garcia, E. "Auditory Brainstem Responses in Adults with Normal Hearing" (Australian Journal of Audiology, 1996.)
  4. Garcia, E. "Effects of Intensity on Latency and Amplitude in the Auditory Brainstem Response" (Published in CSULB text only for master’s thesis) 1993.
  • 2018 Illinois Speech and Hearing Association convention, Invited Speaker

               The Effect of Latino Cultural Values on Audiological Clinical Assessment.                                

  • 2017 California Speech and Hearing Association convention.

               “Handheld Tympanometry in the Diagnosis of Idiopathic Sudden

               Sensorineural Hearing Loss”

  • 2017 California Speech and Hearing Association convention.

               How is the Shortage of Audiologists Impacting the Quality of Patient Care in California?

  • CD 373: Audiology 1
  • CD 440: Aural Rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired