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Mouse Auditory Testing Core Facility

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

NIDCD/NIH
5 Research Court, Room 2A-02D
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301)402-2154
Fax: (301) 402-3470
E-mail: fitzgeraldts@mail.nih.gov

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.  

Mission

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.