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Laura Polich, Ph.D., CCC-A

Courses Taught

SPHR 487  Basic Audiology


Professional Affiliation

Owner of Portland Auditory Processing Diagnostics, a private practice dedication to the diagnosis of auditory processing disorders.

Clinical Audiologist in the office of Todd Berinstein, M.D., Otolaryngologist


Contact Information

Email:  laura.polich@gmail.com

Phone: (503) 806-1498


Education

M.S., Audiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Ph.D., Communication Disorders, University of Texas, Austin, Texas


Professional Background & Interests

I founded Portland Auditory Processing Diagnostics (Portland APD) in 2008 to meet the need in the greater Portland area for high-quality auditory processing evaluations, a small sub-specialty of audiology. I also work part-time performing regular audiometric testing and hearing aid fitting in the office of Dr. Todd Berinstein, otoloryngologist, in Vancouver, Washington.  I have been a clinical audiologist for over twenty years, as well as teaching future speech-language pathologists and audiologists for more than ten years. My private practice, Portland APD, draws clients from all parts of the state of Oregon as well as Southwest Washington. I closely follow the work of the Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory at Northwestern University, and I am pleased to incorporate their research findings into my clinical practice. In the last two years, I have introduced the complex ABR (a form of Auditory-Evoked Potentials) into my APD test battery. The complex ABR is an objective test that has multiple uses, one of which is documentation of abnormal functioning of the auditory pathways. Portland APD is presently the only clinical site in the United States using this test as part of the APD battery.