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Sherri L Smith

Associate Professor of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
Communication Sciences
DUMC 3887, Durham, NC 27710
164 Baker House, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Grants


Duke/UNC ADAR Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2024 - 2029

Identifying mechanisms between hearing loss and falls

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders · 2023 - 2028

Otolaryngology Surgeon- Scientist career Path (OSSP) program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders · 2022 - 2027

Behavior and Physiology in Aging

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2015 - 2026

Developing a clinical diagnostic tool for age-related cochlear synaptopathy.

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Gateway Biotechnology, Inc. · 2023 - 2025

Duke/UNC ADAR Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2024 - 2029

Identifying mechanisms between hearing loss and falls

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders · 2023 - 2028

Otolaryngology Surgeon- Scientist career Path (OSSP) program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders · 2022 - 2027

Behavior and Physiology in Aging

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2015 - 2026

Developing a clinical diagnostic tool for age-related cochlear synaptopathy.

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Gateway Biotechnology, Inc. · 2023 - 2025

Evaluation of Unilateral vs Bilateral Hearing Aids for the Treatment of Age-related Hearing Loss

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute · 2021 - 2025

Leveraging Natural Language Processing for Reverberant Speech Enhancement in Cochlear Implants

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2023 - 2024

Falls Related Injuries and Hearing Loss: Understanding the role of hearing healthcare intervention

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2023

Addressing Barriers to Adult Hearing Healthcare

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2016 - 2022

External Relationships


  • Interstate Compact for Audiology And Speech Pathology
  • NIH
  • North Carolina Board of examiners in speech pathology and audiology

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