Lata A. Krishnan, PhD, CCC-A

Research Interests / Training Areas:

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


Lata A. Krishnan, Ph.D., CCC-A has been in the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) department 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 Ph.D. in Hearing Science from Purdue University in 2008. Dr. Krishnan's experience includes more than 25 years of clinical supervision of graduate students in two university clinics, and development of two study abroad programs: SLHS in Zambia, the first study abroad program in the SLHS department, and more recently SLHS in India. Her current responsibilities include clinical and classroom teaching and leading the SLHS in India study abroad program.

Dr. Krishnan's professional interests are in the areas of diagnostic audiology, auditory physiology and electrophysiology, and pediatric assessment and intervention. She holds the certificate of clinical competence in Audiology (CCC-A) 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:

  • Krishnan, LA., Van Hyfte, S. & Richards, KARR. (2019). Newborn Hearing Screening: Early Education = More Satisfied MothersAmerican Journal of Audiology, 1-11.

  • Lata A. Krishnan & Shannon Van Hyfte (2019, March). Newborn Hearing Screening: Early Education = More Satisfied Mothers. Oral presentation at the EHDI (Early Hearing Detection and Intervention) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

  • Lata A. Krishnan (2019, March). Study Abroad and Intercultural Learning. Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research (CILMAR) Mini-grant awardee presentation. Available at

  • Lata A. Krishnan (2019, February). Early Intervention: Ten Years of Advancements in a University Clinic. Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ

  • Krishnan, LA., Masters, C., Holgate, H.*, Wang, C.* & Calahan, CA. (2017). Structured Study Abroad Enhances Intercultural Competence. Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Article 5. Available at:
Lata Krishnan
Clinical Professor

Lyles-Porter Hall, Room 2112
Phone: 765-494-6842

Krishnan CV

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