Nancy A. Stecker

PhD, CCC-A

Nancy A. Stecker

PhD, CCC-A

Nancy A. Stecker

PhD, CCC-A

Current Work

Clinical and research areas: auditory processing disorders and evaluation; tinnitus/hyperacusis evaluation and management; amplication; diagnostic aduiology all agge groups.

Education / Training

  • B.S., Speech Pathology and Audiology, State University College at Fredonia, 1974
  • M.S., Communication Disorders, State University College at Buffalo, 1977
  • M.A., Audiology, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1978
  • Ph.D., Audiology, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1984

Employment / Professional Experience

  • 1974-76 - Center for Help in Learning Disabilities, Buffalo, New York - Speech Pathologist
  • 1976-78 - St. Mary's School for the Deaf, Buffalo, New York - Speech Pathologist
  • 1977 Summer Language Program, Buffalo, New York - Speech Pathologist
  • 1977-1981 - SUNYat Buffalo, Clinical Supervisor of Graduate Speech Pathology and Audiology Students
  • 1979-1981 - The Children's Hospital of Buffalo - Audiologist
  • 1978-1980 - SUNYat Buffalo - Instructor, Linguistics of Manual Communication and Manual Communication Lab
  • 1979-1980 - State University of New York at Buffalo - Instructor, Disorders of Speech, Language, and Hearing
  • 1981-1982 - State University College of New York at Fredonia - Instructor
  • 1984-1997 - University at Buffalo – Assist. Clinical Prof., Graduate teaching & clinical supervision
  • 1997-2018 - University at Buffalo – Assoc. Clinical Prof., Graduate teaching and clinical supervision
  • 2002-2014 – Consultant to Bornhava, a preschool for handicapped children
  • 2008-present - Clinical Professor, Graduate teaching and clinical instruction

Research and Creative Activities

Katz, J., Stecker, N. and Henderson, D., (Eds.) Central Auditory Processing: A Transdisciplinary View, Chicago: Mosby, 1992.

Masters, M., Stecker, N. and Katz, J., (Eds.) Central Auditory Processing Disorders: Mostly Management, Allyn and Bacon, 1997.

Stecker, N. Central Auditory Processing: Implications in Audiology. In Katz, Stecker, Henderson (Eds.) Central Auditory Processing: A Transdisciplinary View, Chicago: Mosby, 1992.

Stecker, N. Overview and Update of Central Auditory Processing Disorders. In Masters, Stecker, Katz (Eds.) Central Auditory Processing Disorders: Mostly Management, Allyn and Bacon, 1998.

Salvi,R., Wang,J., Ding, D., Stecker, N., Arnold, S. Auditory Deprivation of the Central Auditory System Resulting from Selective Inner Hair Cell Loss: Animal Model of Auditory Neuropathy. Scandinavian Audiology; 28:15, 1999.
Stecker, N., Comparison of the SCAN-C to the UB CAPD battery. SSW Reports, 22:4, November, 2000.

Stecker, N., The value of binaural speech-in-noise: a case study. SSW Reports, 22:4, November, 2000.

Stecker, N., Two Interesting Case Studies. SSW Reports, 24:4, November, 2002.

Stecker, N., The Buffalo Model Updated. SSW Reports, 26:2, February, 2004.

Supervision of the Au.D. Student, Conference on Clinical Supervision in Communication Disorders

Buffalo State College, November 3, 2007.

Auditory Processing Disorders: Evaluation & Management, Niagara Wheatfield School District,January 24, 2008.

Supervision of the Au.D. Student, Univerity at Buffalo, Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic, October 2009.

The Buffalo Model Part 1 : The Basics and Assessment, Learning Module presented at the American Academy of Audiology Audiology Now Convention, Boston, March 2012.

Setting Up a Tinnitus Clinic Part II : Nuts & Bolts, Learning Module Module presented at the American Academy of Audiology Audiology Now Convention, Boston, March 2012.

A University Based Tinnitus Management Program : Structure and Experience, poster presented at the Tinnitus Research Initiative meeting, Barcelona, May 2013.

Auditory Processing Disorders, presented at the Research Institute, Beijing, China, June 2013.

Auditory Processing Disorders : New Approaches, presented at the International Association of Physicians in Audiology  Conference, Taiyuan, China, May 2014.

Results of a Study Using the Widex Tinnitus Management Program, poster presented at the Audiology Now Convention, San Antonio, March 2015.

Can you Hear Me?, presented to the University at Buffalo Emeritus Group meeting, April 2015.

Correlation of Minimal Masking Levels and the Tinnitus Functional Index as Tinnitus Outcome Measures, Stecker & Stocking, Tinnitus Research Initiative Conference, Nottingham, England, March, 2016.

A Blinded Randomized Pilot Study Assessing Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Paired with Tones. Stocking, Stecker, & Periera, American Academy of Audiology Convention, Phoenix, April, 2016.

Case Study from a Clinical Trial of VNS Paired Tone Therapy, presented at the Tinnitus Research Initiative conference, Regensburg, Germany, March 15, 2018.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Tinnitus : Results of a Clinical Trial, presented at a research podium at the American Academy of Audiology convention, Nashville TN, April 19, 2018.

Auditory Processing Disorders, presented at the Audiology Workshop on Hearing Disorders & Evaluation, University at Buffalo, July 26, 2018.

Hearing, Hearing Loss and Treatment, interviewed and presented on television program, WNED, Buffalo, NY February 2020.

Teaching

CDS 525: Clinical Lab in Audiology

CDS 530: Grand Rounds

CDS 591: Clinical Practicum in Audiology

CDS 592: Clinical Practicum in Aduiology

CDS 624: Clinical Externship in Aduiology

CDS 667: Auditory Processing Disorders

Service

  • Chair of Audiology Practicum Committee, 1999 - present
  • Fourth Year Externship Coordinator, 2007- present
  • Externship Coordinator, 2019 - present
  • Chair of AuD. Committee, 1994 - 2002
  • Member of Clinic Committee, 1994-present
  • Student Academy of Audiology advisor, 2000 - present