Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Lori Newport teaches Audiology in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Her classes include Speech and Hearing Science for freshman and Introduction to Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation for juniors and seniors as well as Advanced Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation in the Master's Program. Teaching is a passion for Newport and her philosophy is to guide each student in learning well. Her goal for speech-language pathology students is that they will understand hearing loss and its implications in their work. For students who decide to work exclusively with the Deaf or hard of hearing, she enjoys mentoring and guiding them in career paths in audiology or auditory verbal therapy or Deaf studies. Students learn in the classroom and in the field, using state-of-the-art audiology equipment. Newport has recently contributed to a book that was translated into Lebanese about including children with disabilities in the classroom. Since there is no separation between life as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and work, Newport enjoys integrating faith into the classroom, life discussions and course material.
Taught school nurses how to screen hearing. The teaching was done via Blackboard. This course led to students obtaining their Audiometrist Certificate from the state of CA. Students were from all over the state, but came in person for a final.
Provided traditional hearing testing for all ages; performed ABR testing in the NICU; performed OAE testing; fit and monitored hearing aids on all ages; and performed ENG testing.
Audiological testing on all ages; provided hearing aid selection, fitting, basic hearing aid repairs and modifications.