Arnold, Michelle, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A

Arnold, Michelle, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A


Michelle Arnold is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and a director of the Auditory Rehabilitation and Clinical Trials laboratory. Dr. Arnold holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Aging Sciences, with a concentration in health policy and practice, as well as a clinical doctorate degree in audiology. In addition, Dr. Arnold is an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certified audiologist with license to practice in the state of Florida. Her research focuses on hearing health policy and aging, hearing health care access and utilization, and hearing loss and cognition. Dr. Arnold’s current NIH-funded projects include language accessibility of health education materials, Hispanic/LatinX hearing health, and best practices hearing intervention as a possible factor to mediate the trajectory of dementia.


Doctor of Philosophy, Aging Sciences

University of South Florida


Doctor of Audiology

University of South Florida


Bachelors of Arts, Psychology

University of South Florida



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Selected (Recent) Publications

Arnold, M.L., Hyer, K., Small, B.J., Chisolm, T., Saunders, G.H., McEvoy, C.L., Lee, D.J., Dhar, S., & Bainbridge, K.E. (2019). Hearing aid prevalence and factors related to use among older adults from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, 145(6), 501-508. https:/

Arnold, M.L. (2019). Novel approaches to fostering hearing loss self-management in adults. Seminars in Hearing, 40(1), 003-006. https/

Arnold, M.L., Oree, P., Sanchez, V., Reed, N., & Chisolm, T. (2019). Development and formative assessment of the Hearing Loss Toolkit for Self-Management. Seminars in Hearing, 40(1), 49-67. https:/

Arnold, M., Hyer, K., Small, B., Chisolm, T., Frederick, M., Silverman, S., & Sauders, G.H. (2019). Development of a hearing help-seeking questionnaire based on the theory of planned behavior.International Journal of Audiology, 58 (5), 287-295. https/