PhD, Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
MA, Audiology, University of Northern Illinois, Dekalb, IL
BS, Communication Disorders, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Professional Certification and Licensure:
American Board of Audiology Certification
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Certificate of Clinical Competence-Audiology
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, Audiologist Licensure
Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation Course Director
2016, Thesis External Examiner, University of Auckland, New Zealand
2015, Thesis Reader and Scorer, National University of Singapore
2014, Dissertation External Examiner, University of Auckland, New Zealand
2013-present, Professor, Audiology & Speech-Language Sciences, University of Northern
Colorado, Greeley, CO
2012, Term Faculty, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL
2011-2015, Adjunct Faculty, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC
2009-2014, Dissertation External Examiner, University of Pretoria, South Africa
2008-present, Graduate Faculty, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
2008-2013, Associate Professor, Audiology & Speech-Language Sciences, University of
Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
2004-2008, Assistant Professor, Audiology & Speech-Language Sciences, University of
Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Research/Areas of Interest
Prevention and early detection of noise-induced hearing loss in children and adults
Field studies implementing a high-attenuation wireless headset for hearing testing
outside of a sound-booth
Hearing protection performance in youth and adults
Damage-risk estimates for impulse noise produced by recreational firearms
Research grant funding has been received from the National Institute of Occupational
Safety and Health, National Institutes of Health (NIDCD) and the Office of Naval Research
Roeser, Ross J. (2013) Roeser’s Audiology Desk Reference. Clark, J.L., Meinke, D., Swanepoel, D., Wright, G.G. (Editorial Consultants), Thieme.
New York, Stuttgart.
Meinke, D.K. (2011) “Jack: Noise induced hearing loss: A work-related investigation”.
In Chabon, S. and Cohn, E. (Eds.), The Communication Disorders Casebook Learning by Example. Pearson. Boston, Massachusetts. Pp 464-476.
Meinke, D.K. and Stephenson, M., (2007) “Noise-induced hearing loss: models for prevention”.
In Ackley, S; Decker, T.N. and Limb, C. (Eds.), An Essential Guide to Hearing and Balance Disorders. Taylor & Francis Group. Boca Raton, Florida. pp 287-323.
Lankford, J.E. and Meinke, D.K., (2006) “Acoustic injuries in agriculture”. In Lessenger,
J.E. (Ed.), Agricultural Medicine. Springer Publishing Company, New York. pp 484-491.
Murphy WJ, Fackler, CJ, Shaw P, Khan A, Flamme GA, Meinke DK, Finan DS, Lankford JE,
Stewart, M. (2015) “Comparison of the Performances of Three Acoustic Test Fixtures
Using Impulse Peak Insertion Loss Measurement Rudyard Michigan” EPHB Report 350-15a,
DHHS-CDC-NIOSH. pp 1-45. http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/surveyreports/pdfs/350-14a.pdf
Morata, T.C. and Meinke, D.K. (2016) Uncovering effective strategies for hearing loss
prevention. Acoustics Australia Technical Note. pp. 1-9. DOI: 20.1007/s40857-016-0044-9
Lankford, J.E., Meinke, D.K., Flamme, G.A., Finan, D.S., Stewart, M., Tasko, S. and
Murphy, W.J. (2016) Auditory risk of air rifles. International Journal of Audiology Vol. 55: sup1, pp S51-S58. DOI: 10.3109/14992027.2015.1131851
Buckey, J.C., Fellows, A.M., Clavier, O.H., Allen, L.V., Brooks, C.A., Norris, J.A.,
Gui, J. and Meinke, D.K. (2015) DPOAE level mapping for detecting noise-induced cochlear
damage from short-duration music exposures. Noise and Health Vol. 17: pp 263-272. DOI:10.4103/1463-1741.165037.
Stewart, M., Meinke, D.K., Snyders, J.S. and Howerton, K. (2014) Shooting habits of
youth recreational firearm users. International Journal of Audiology Vol. 53: pp S26-S34. PubMed PMID: 24564690.
Meinke, D.K., Murphy, W.J., Finan, D.S., Lankford, J.E., Flamme, G.A., Stewart, M.,
Soendergaard, J., Jerome, T.W. (2014). Auditory risk estimates for youth target shooting.
International Journal of Audiology Vol. 53: pp S16-S25. PubMed PMID: 24564688.
Meinke, D.K., Morata, T. and Hayden, C. (2013) Noise control strategies: Lessons from
Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards™. Institute of Noise Control
Engineering. Proceedings of Noise-Con 2013. nc13_194. Denver, CO.
Meinke, D.K., Clavier, O.H., Norris, J., Kline-Schoder, R., Buckey, J. (2013) Distortion
product otoacoustic emission level maps from normal and noise-damaged cochleae. Noise and Health Vol. 15: pp 315-325 PubMed PMID: 23955128.
Honors and Awards
2016, Outstanding Lecture Award, National Hearing Conservation Association Conference
2015, Gallaudet University Graduate School's Outstanding External Collaboration Award
2014, Gasaway Lecturer: National Hearing Conservation Association
2013, Safe-in-Sound Innovation in Hearing Loss Prevention Award presented to Dangerous
2012, Outstanding Achievements in Sponsored Programs Award: UNC Office of Sponsored
2012, Outstanding Poster Award presented by the National Hearing Conservation Association
2011, Excellence in Scholarship Award: UNC College of Natural and Health Sciences
2011, Favorite Professor Award: UNC Mortar Board
2010, Natalie Stukas Hearing Conservation Award presented by the Illinois Academy
2010, Michael Beall Threadgill Award presented by the National Hearing Conservation
As Co-director of the Dangerous Decibels™ (with Dr. William Hal Martin from the National University of Singapore/Oregon Health
& Science University), I am responsible for the planning, delivery and coordination
of the Dangerous Decibels Educator Workshops in the U.S. and internationally.
As Chairperson of the Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Award expert committee, I partner with Dr. Thais Morata at the National Institute of Occupational
Safety and Health and the National Hearing Conservation Association to solicit, review
and coordinate annual awards for excellence and innovation in hearing loss prevention.
As Expert Consultant to the World Health Organization’s Make Listening Safe initiative, I collaborate with colleagues to review and guide global hearing health
efforts focused on the prevention of hearing loss and tinnitus related to hazardous
sound exposure from personal audio devices (e.g. music players).