Matthew Bakke, Ph.D., CCC-A, FAAA

Au.D. in Audiology Program

Matthew Bakke

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Dr. Matthew H. Bakke is a Professor in the Department of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences at Gallaudet University. He was awarded and directed two research programs at Gallaudet between 2001 and 2014: the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Hearing Enhancement, a multi-center program of research and development in the area of technology and rehabilitation for people with hearing loss, and a field-initiated research project on the fitting of cochlear implants. Both research grants were funded by the U.S. Department of Education, NIDRR.

Dr. Bakke served as the Director of Research at The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf from 1993 to 2001, and as Executive Director of the Lexington Hearing and Speech Center from 1998 to 2001. He has had experience as a teacher of the Deaf, clinical audiologist and researcher in the speech and hearing sciences. Dr. Bakke received his Ph.D. degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from City University of New York in 1999. Research interests include binaural hearing, hearing enhancement technologies (including cochlear implants) and technologies and materials for improving aural rehabilitation.

DC License in Audiology

Gallaudet University Certification in Online Instruction

Research interests and experience in binaural hearing, aural rehabilitation, hearing conservation, cochlear implants, assistive hearing technology.

Fall 2018 Courses:

HSL 814 Instrumentation Lab

HSL 883 Research Project in Audiology

HSL 824 Aural (Re)habilitation Across the Lifespan

Other courses:

HSL 784 Research Methodology in the Hearing Speech and Language Sciences

HSL 707 Audiology and Hearing Technology for Educators and Counseling Professionals

HSL 595 (Online) Audiology and Communication Technology for Counseling Professionals

HSL 858 Cochlear Implants

Member of the Peer Mentoring Certificate Training Program team. This Certificate prepares adults with hearing differences to mentor and support other adults with acquired hearing differences.

Currently Chair, Faculty Welfare Committee, Gallaudet University

Peer Reviewer, Journal of the American Academy of Audiology

Faculty Search Committee Chair, Department of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences

Prior service on the Gallaudet University Faculty Senate, Tenure and Promotion Committee


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Washington, DC 20002


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002