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 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 PhD 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 supervision of graduate students, classroom teaching of undergraduate and graduate students and leading the new 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., Masters, C. & Simpson, JM. Community Involvement and Benefits from an International Service Learning Program.  ASHA Perspectives, Vol. 2 (SIG 7), 5-12. doi: 10.1044/persp2.SIG7.5

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

Krishnan, LA., Lawler, B. & Van Hyfte, S. Parent Educational Materials Regarding the Newborn Hearing Screening Process.  International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 95: 34-38.   

Masters, C. & Krishnan, LA. Study Abroad and Student Learning: Tales from Zambia. The Hearing Journal, 69 (11), pp 28,30,48. doi: 10.1097/01.HJ.0000508365.66299.d5

Krishnan, LA. & Van Hyfte, S. Management of Unilateral Hearing Loss.  International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 88: 63-73.

Krishnan, LA., Richards, KARR & Simpson, JM. Outcomes of an International Audiology Service-Learning Study Abroad Program.  American Journal of Audiology, 25: 1-13.



Neural Representation of Speech in Individuals with Different Noise Tolerances Meredith Klinker, Lata A. Krishnan & Ananthanarayan Krishnan  Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ

Unilateral Hearing Loss: The Evidence and the Challenges Lata A. Krishnan Presentation at Hearing Seminar, Purdue University

Hidden Hearing Loss: Is Music Noise to the Ears?  Rachel Ackerman, Lata A. Krishnan, Chandan Suresh & Ananthanarayan Krishnan Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Auditory  Society, Scottsdale, AZ                                      

Hidden Hearing Loss in College-age Musicians: Electrophysiologic Measures Elizabeth Marler, Lata A. Krishnan, Erika Vannarsdall, Chandan Suresh & Ananthanarayan Krishnan Podium presentation at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Los Angeles, CA

Hidden Hearing Loss in College-age Musicians: Electrophysiologic Measures Elizabeth Marler, Lata A. Krishnan, Erika Vannarsdall, Chandan Suresh & Ananthanarayan Krishnan Poster presentation at the annual Crossroads Conference on Communication Disorders, West Lafayette, IN

Auditory Brainstem Response Assessment and Real-ear Measures in Clinical Practice Lata A. Krishnan Invited presentations at the National Institute of Speech and Hearing, Trivandrum, India

Hidden Hearing Loss in College-age Musicians: Electrophysiologic Measures Lata A. Krishnan, Elizabeth Marler, Erika Vannarsdall, Chandan Suresh & Ananthanarayan Krishnan Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Auditor  Society, Scottsdale, AZ



Lata Krishnan
Clinical Professor

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

Krishnan CV

Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences, Lyles-Porter Hall, 715 Clinic Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2122, PH: (765) 494-3789

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