Carol Cokely

Clinical Professor - Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Tags: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Audiology
Indiana University - 1994
M.A. - Audiology & Hearing Impairment
Northwestern University - 1982
B.A. - Communicative Disorders
Queens College - 1980

Research Areas

Teaching and Research Interests

Dr. Cokely teaches courses in adult aural rehabilitation and research methods,  coordinates the AuD independent-research requirement, and directs independent-research projects. She developed Teaching Clinics in Audiology as a result of her interest in clinical teaching methods. Teaching Clinics during the first three semesters occur along side standard rotations and are designed to provide first-year AuD students direct access to evaluation and counseling methods in a forum that fosters critical thinking and independence. All on-campus and off-site clinic rotations, including full-time, year-long externships during students' fourth year in the Program are coordinated by Dr. Cokely. Each year, she co-directs the Summer Intensive Aural Rehabilitation Conference (SIARC), a five-day program that brings state of the art rehabilitation techniques to adults with hearing loss and their families and provides an excellent learning forum for graduate students.  Dr. Cokely directs UTD's collection of speech perception data for normal controls for a multicenter grant, "Childhood Development after Cochlear Implantation."


Cokely, C.G., Thibodeau, L.M., Clark J.(in preparation). Service Learning in Doctoral Audiology Program. Service Learning and Civic Engagement: A Sourcebook. forthcoming - Publication
Clark J. and Cokely C.G. and Rasmus J.L. (manuscript in progress). Comparison of distortion product otoacoustic emission systems. To be submitted to the American Journal of Audiology. ? - Publication
Cokely, C.G. and DePlacido, C.G. Fostering reflective skills in audiology practice and education (2012). Seminars in Hearing, 33 65-77. 2012 - Publication
Cokely, C.G. and Thibodeau, L.M. Service Learning in Auditory Rehabilitation Courses: The University of Texas at Dallas (2011). J of the American Academy of Audiology, .20 S233-S240,December 2011. doi:10.1044/1059-0889 2011 - Publication
Eisenberg, L.S., Johnson, K.C.,Martinez, M.A., Cokely, C.G., Tobey, E.A., et al. (in press). Speech Recognition at 1-year Follow-up in the Childhood Development after Cochlear Implantation (CDaCI) Study: Methods and Preliminary Findings. Audiology and Neurotology. 2006 - Publication
Cokely, C.G. and Wilson P.L. (2004) Remediation of Auditory Processing Disorders in Children. In Auditory Disorders in School Children, 4th ed., R.Roeser and M. Downs, (eds) Thieme Pub., New York. 2004 - Publication
Thibodeau, L.M. and Cokely C.G. (2003) Maximizing Auditory Rehabilitation Training for Clients, Students, and Faculty through SIARC, Journal of the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology 36, 67-79. 2003 - Publication
Humes, L.E., Watson, B.U., Christensen, L.A., Cokely, C.G., Halling, D.C., and Lee, L. (1994). Factors associated with individual differences in clinical measures of speech recognition among the elderly. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research 37, 465-474. 1994 - Publication
Cokely, C.G. and Humes, L.E. (1993). Two experiments on the temporal boundaries for the additivity of masking. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 94, 2553-2559. 1993 - Publication
Humes, L.E., Christopherson, L., and Cokely, C.G. (1992). Central auditory processing disorder in the elderly: Fact or Fiction? In Central Auditory Processing: A Transdisciplinary View, J. Katz, N.A. Stecker and D. Henderson (eds). BC Decker, Philadelphia. 1992 - Publication


Clinical Lecturer
University of Texas at Dallas/Callier Center for Communication Disorders, Dallas, Texas [2001–Present]
Clinical Supervisor
Baylor University [1997–1999]
Part-time Lecturer
Baylor University [1994–1999]
Clinical Assistant Professor
Indiana University [1989–1992]
Clinical Assistant Professor
Northwestern University [1985–1988]


Evaluating REUR and REAR corrections
1991–1991 Cokely, C.G., Lee, L., Christopherson, L., and Humes, L.E., Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Audiology, Denver, CO.
Exploring the temporal boundaries of masking additivity
1992–1992 Cokely, C.G. and Humes, L.E., Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Antonio, Texas. ASHA, 32.
Hearing Loss: How it affects seniors and what you can do to help.
2005–2005 Cokely, C.G., and Veazey, L. Invited presentation at the Texas Association of Activity Directors, Dallas, Texas.
Neurotologic correlates of the dynamic CT scan
1986–1986 Hart, C.W., Valvassori, G., Schupbach, J. and Geltman, C.L., Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Irish Otolaryngologic Society, Belfast, Ireland.
Neurotologic manifestations of a patient with acquired immune deficiency syndrome
1985–1985 Hart, C.W., Geltman, C.L., Schupbach, J. and Coppleson, L.W., Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Atlanta GA.

Additional Information

  • Member, American Academy of Audiology Committee on Adult Hearing Screening, 2006
  • Committee Chair: Student Issues, Education and Standards, American Academy of Audiology, 2005
  • Advisory Program Board, 10th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Dallas, Texas, 2005
  • Session Chair, Bilateral Cochlear Implantation, 10th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Dallas, Texas, 2005
  • Editorial Consultant, International Journal of Audiology, 2004
  • In-services in Clinical Teaching: Cooks Children Medical Center; University of North Texas University of Texas Southwest Medical Center, 2002- present
  • Publications Manager, Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology, 2002 -present
  • Co-chair, Audiology Liaison to Texas Speech, Language and Hearing Association, 2001 - 2002.
  • Contributor, Evaluating Research in Communicative Disorders. N. Schiavetti and E. Metz, (eds), (1997).
  • Editorial Consultant, Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 1989-1991
  • Editorial Consultant, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 1990-1991
  • Indiana Task Force for Augmentative Communication, Bloomington, IN, (1988 - 1990)
  • Chairperson, Illinois Speech and Hearing Association Convention, Auditory Research Presentations, Chicago, IL, 1988
  • Advisor, Alexander Graham Bell Association Convention, Chicago, IL, 1986
  • Invited guest, The Phil Donahue Show, CBS Television, Chicago, IL, 1984
  • Events' Coordinator, Chicago Hearing Fair, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL, 1982 - 1984
  • Advisor, National Hearing Association, Oakbrook, IL, 1982 - 1984
  • Grand Rounds Lecturers, Northwestern University Medical School, 1982 - 1987

Dr. Cokely joined the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) Program within the School of Behavior and Brain Sciences in 2001 as the Coordinator of Clinical Teaching. She develops programs to enhance and evaluate the quality of clinical education at the University of Texas at Dallas Callier Center. She earned a BA degree from Queens College of the City University of New York, a MA degree from Northwestern University and PhD from Indiana University. Prior to a move to north Texas, academic affiliations included Clinical Assistant Professor at Indiana University and Adjunct faculty at Baylor University. She has extensive clinical and supervisory experience in medical, educational and university environments. Dr. Cokely serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology, as past president. Dr. Cokely is a member of the Audiology group of the Audiology Quality Consortium of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and has been a member of various subcommittees of the Education Committee of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).

  • Cokely, C. (2001 - 2002). Callier Center, Excellence in Education Grant,"Comparison of Hearing Aid Outcomes Using Probe Microphone Techniques vs. Sound Field and Informal Verification Procedures."
  • Wilson, L and Cokely, C. (2001-2002). Callier Center, Excellence in Education Fund,"Development of Strategies for Remediation of Auditory Processing Disorders."

News Articles

Audiologists Help Set the Stage for Better Theater Sound Experience
As the lights dim, a low rumble can be heard advancing from the front of the theater to the back as the powerful bass speakers kick on. Theaters tune their sound systems to be physically felt by theatergoers to draw them into the experience, but for individuals with hearing loss this can be more alienating than inclusive.

For Dallas Summer Musicals, this meant creating a new listening experience with some innovative thinking and an unusual combination of theater technicians, electrical engineers and two UT Dallas audiologists.


American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 1980 - present National Hearing Conservation Association, 1984 to 1988 Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Program for Performing Artists, 1985 - 1988 Illinois Speech and Hearing Association, 1986 - 1987 American Academy of Audiology, 1989 - 1992, 2002 Education Audiology Association, 1998 - present Texas Speech and Hearing Association, 2001 Texas Academy of Audiology, 2002