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Honor O'Malley

Professional Background

Educational Background

B.A., Marymount Manhattan College; M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University

Scholarly Interests

Function of the normal ear. Psychoacoustics and auditory physiology. Intraoperative monitoring of hearing during neurotologic surgery.

Selected Publications

"Influence of temporal masking on Click-Pair Discriminability" (Perception and Psychophysics).


"Two-tone auditory spectral resolution" (Journal of the Acoustical Society of America).


"Relationship between psychophysical tuning curves and suppression" (Journal of the Acoustical Society of America).


"The relationship between loudness-intensity functions and the Click-ABR Wave V Latency Functions" (Ear and Hearing).


"Cross-modality matching and the loudness growth function for Click Stimuli" (Journal of the American Academy of Audiology).

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BBSQ 4042: Audiology

This course covers acoustics, anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, pure tone and speech audiometry, types and communication effects of hearing loss, amplification, and immitance.

BBSQ 5044: Speech and language perception and processing

CSD Majors take course for 2 points only. Examination of the models proposed to explain speech perception and discussion of the research that assigns a special role to speech and language.

BBSQ 5129: Audiological concepts and principles

Prerequisite: BBSQ 4042 Audiology or equivalent. This course covers auditory pathologies, electrophysiological (ABR), and electracoustical (OAE) tests. Tests of central auditory function, controversial issues in audition.

BBSQ 5343: Hearing measurement

Practice in hearing screening, audiological evaluation, and aural rehabilitation issues across the lifespan. Special fee: $150.

BBSQ 5940: Evaluating research in speech-language pathology and audiology

Evaluation of research methods and the interpretation of research leading to evidence based practice approaches.

BBSQ 6941: Supervised research in speech-language pathology and audiology

Prerequisite: BBSQ 5941 Research methods. Doctoral candidates are required to enroll in their advisor's section for both semesters. Opportunity to design and conduct pilot studies and projects.

BBSQ 8900: Dissertation-advisement in speech-language pathology and audiology

Prerequisite: BBSQ 7500 Dissertation seminar. Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.

Honor O'Malley appeared in the following articles:

Eleanor B. Morrison, Retired Associate Professor of Speech Pathology, Dies at 71 (2/1/2000)