Dean C. Garstecki

Over the past decade, Dean Garstecki's research has focused on the role of perceived (psychological) control in adult hearing loss management in general, and among older women in particular. In part, this interest has been fueled by the disproportionately low take up rate among adult hearing aid candidates, despite their proven benefits.


PhD Audiology/Hearing Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
MS Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology, Marquette University
BS Speech-Language Pathology, Marquette University


Garstecki, D.C. & Erler, S.F. (2007). Hearing loss management in adults. In J. Katz & L. Medwetsky (Eds), Handbook of Clinical Audiology, 6th ed, Baltimore: Lipponcott Williams & Wilkins.

Nordrum, S., Erler, S., Garstecki, D.C., & Dahr, S. (2006). Comparison of performance on the HINT using directional microphones and digital noise reduction algorithms, American Journal of Audiology.

Banerjee, S. & Garstecki, D.C. (2003). Brief update on hearing aids. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery,:, 14, 4, 1-5.

Garstecki, D.C. & Erler, S.F. (2003). Focused Treatment Plans for Older Adults with Impaired Hearing. The ASHA Leader, 8, 14: 4-5, 20.

Recent Awards and Honors

2005-06 Listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering
2002-07 Invited consultant. Project on Research Integrity in ASHA: Education and Publication. NIH-DHHS

Recent Grants and Funding

2001 Impact of hearing aid use on health and independence of older women. The Retirement Research Foundation.


Dean C. Garstecki

Professor Emeritus, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery


Communication Sciences and Disorders


Frances Searle Building
2240 Campus Drive
Room 2-348
Evanston, IL 60208-2952



Graduate Programs:

Communication Sciences and Disorders