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Elsa Nelson, AuD, CCC-A, F-AAA

Contact Information:

Speech & Hearing Sciences Department
PO Box 751
Portland State University
Portland, OR 97207-0751

Office Location:  Neuberger Hall 85A

Phone: 503.725.3558


Areas of Expertise:

  • Diagnostic Evaluation of Hearing Loss – Adult and Pediatric
  • Management of Hearing Loss – Adult and Pediatric


  • Au.D., Audiology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
  • B.S., Chemistry, Communication Studies, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California


  • SPHR 488 Advanced Audiology
  • SPHR 489 Aural Rehabilitation

Curriculum Vitae



Dr. Elsa Nelson is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the department of Speech and Hearing Science at Portland State University. She received her doctorate in Clinical Audiology from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. Elsa completed her undergraduate education at Westmont College with degrees in Chemistry and Communication Studies. Elsa came to PSU from the Hearing Institute at the Artz Center where she served as Program Director for the audiology department. In addition to overseeing budgeting, marketing and program development, Elsa worked with both pediatric and adult populations in the clinic. Her areas of clinical expertise included diagnostic evaluations and aural (re)habilitation within both populations. Being involved in impacting children and adult’s quality of lives was particularly meaningful and rewarding work. At PSU, Elsa teaches undergraduate audiology courses and supervises graduate student hearing screenings.