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Mouse Auditory Testing Core Facility

Tracy Fitzgerald, Ph.D., CCC-A
Staff Scientist
Mouse Auditory Testing Core Facility

Porter Neuroscience Research Center
35A Convent Drive 1E-621
Bethesda, MD 20892-3729 for U.S. Postal Service
Bethesda, MD 20814 for other carriers (FedEx, UPS, etc.)
Telephone: (301) 402-2154 (office)

Tracy Fitzgerald, Ph.D., received a B.A. in Speech, Language, and Hearing from Rutgers University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Audiology from Syracuse University. She completed her Clinical Fellowship Year in Audiology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. After completion of her Ph.D., she was a Post-Doctoral Scientist in Dr. Carolina Abdala’s laboratory at the Children’s Auditory Research and Evaluation (CARE) Center, part of the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to joining the NIH in 2011, Dr. Fitzgerald was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park.  


The mission of the Mouse Auditory Testing Core Facility is to assist the NIDCD’s Principal Investigators and collaborators at the NIDCD, NIH, and outside the NIH with tests of auditory function in rodents. We specialize in performance of auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing to estimate hearing sensitivity and distortion-product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) testing for evaluation of cochlear (inner ear) function. We also offer consultation on and training in these techniques.