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Lata A. Krishnan

Research Interests / Training Areas:

  • Comprehensive infant and pediatric assessment and intervention
  • Adult diagnostics and intervention
  • Physiologic and electrophysiologic assessment procedures


Lata A. Krishnan, PhD, CCC-A has been a clinical faculty member at Purdue University since 1998. She received her BSc. in Speech and Hearing from the University of Mysore, India in 1984, her MS in Audiology from Rush University in 1987 and her PhD in Hearing Science from Purdue University in 2008. Dr. Krishnan's experience includes more than 20 years of clinical supervision of graduate students in two university clinics. Dr. Krishnan's current responsibilities include clinical supervision of graduate students, classroom teaching of undergraduate and graduate students and being the Program Leader for SLHS in Zambia: the first study abroad program in the SLHS department.

Dr. Krishnan's professional interests are in the areas of diagnostic audiology, auditory physiology and electrophysiology, and pediatric assessment and intervention. She holds a certificate of clinical competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and professional licensure from the state of Indiana. She is also a certified First Steps early intervention provider for children from birth to three years of age.

Recent Publications and Presentations:

December 13

Minimal Hearing Loss: From a Failure-Based Approach to Evidence-Based Practice
Allison Winiger, Lata A. Krishnan, Joshua Alexander, Allan Diefendorf
Poster presented at the 6th International Pediatric Conference: A Sound
Foundation Through Early Amplification, Chicago, IL

November 13

Developing and Implementing a Study Abroad Program: Experiences from Traveling to Zambia
Lata A. Krishnan and Jennifer Simpson
Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Chicago, IL

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Systems: Analysis of Procedures and Protocols
Lata A. Krishnan, Jessica Messer and Robert Novak
Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Chicago, IL

Krishnan, LA and Donaldson, LK (2013). Newborn Hearing Screening in Developing Countries: Understanding the Challenges and Complexities of Implementation. Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, Vol.3 No. 2, 54-61.

Krishnan, LA, Nelson, L and Novak, RE (2012). Negative Self-Image May Contribute to Low Hearing Aid Use among Hispanics. Hearing Journal, Vol. 65 No. 12, 42-44.

Krishnan, LA (2009). Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Follow-up: A University Clinic Perspective, American Journal of Audiology, Vol. 18, 89-98.