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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 and providing services to linguistically diverse clients of all ages. His current interests include investigating the link between untreated hearing loss and cognitive decline, hearing loss related social isolation, and hearing health disparities in the Latinx populations. He is a bilingual, licensed audiologist and has been in private practice for over 28 years with a Doctorate in Audiology from University of Florida, Gainesville.

Education

  • Au.D. in Audiology, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • M.A. in Communicative Disorders, California State University, Long Beach
  • B.A. in Communicative Disorders, California State University, Long Beach

Professional Areas of Expertise

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

Courses Often Taught

  • SLP 261 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanism
  • SLP 330 Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • SLP 373 Introduction to Audiology
  • SLP 440 Aural Rehabilitation

Current Research

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

Publications

  • Gaeta, L., Garcia, E., & Gonzalez, V. (2021). Readability and Suitability of Spanish-Language Hearing Aid User Guides. American Journal of Audiology, 30(2), 452–457. https://doi.org/10.1044/2021_AJA-20-00215 
  • Garcia, E. & Gaeta, L. (2021). Immediate treatment of sudden sensorineural hearing loss: A case study. The Hearing Journal, 74(1), 42-44.
  • Manly, R. & Garcia, E. (2016). Can Earbuds Lead to Hearing Loss? Insider CSULB.
  • Beattie, R. C., Johnson, A., & Garcia, E. (1996). Frequency-specif ic auditory brainstem responses in adults with sensorineural hearing loss. Audiology, 35(4), 194-203. DOI: 10.3109/00206099609071941
  • Beattie, R. C., Johnson, A., & Garcia, E. (1996). Frequencyspecific auditory brainstem responses in adults with normal hearing. Australian Journal of Audiology, 18, 1-11.

Curriculum Vitae