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Robert Folmer, Ph. D.

Courses Taught:

  • SPHR 487: Basic Audiology

Professional Affliiations:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Research Investigator, National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR), Portland VA Medical Center

Contact Information:

National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research
Portland VA Medical Center
3710 S.W. U.S. Veteran's Hospital Road (NCRAR)
Portland, Oregon  97239
Portland, OR 97207-0751

Phone: 503.220.8262 ext.51868


  • Ph.D., in Speech & Hearing Sciences, The University of California, San Francisco
  • B.A., M.A., in Biology, San Francisco State University

Professional Background & Interests:

At the University of California in San Francisco, Dr. Folmer conducted numerous EEG and evoked potential studies and evaluations for the Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, Otolaryngology, and Neurosurgery. He also provided neurophysiological monitoring services during brain and spinal surgeries. In 1997, he joined the Department of Otolarnygology at Oregon Health & Science University where he served as Chief of Clinical Services for the OHSU Tinnitus Clinic. At OHSU, Dr. Folmer was also part of the team that developed the Dangerous Decibels hearing loss prevention education program. He joined the NCRAR in 2007 and served as Program Manager for the joint VA/Department of Defense Hearing Loss prevention Initiative. His research projects/interests include: transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for relief of tinnitus; electrophysiological assessment of auditory processing; evaluation of auditory and cognitive functions in patients who have multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's Disease, or a traumatic brain injury (TBI).