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Jill B. Firszt, PhD

Associate Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Specialty Areas

Cochlear Implants - Adults
Audiology
Hearing Loss
Otolaryngology
Ear, Nose and Throat

Board Certifications

Not Applicable

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Education

Education

M.A.: Educational Audiology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL 1982
Ph.D.: Speech and Hearing Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL 1998
B.S.: Speech and Hearing Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL 1978

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Unilateral Hearing Loss: Understanding Speech Recognition and Localization Variability-Implications for Cochlear Implant Candidacy.
Firszt JB, Reeder RM, Holden LK
Ear Hear. 2017 Mar/Apr; 38(2)159-173. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000380.

PMID:
    28067750
    [PubMed - in process]
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A Longitudinal Study in Children With Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implants: Time Course for the Second Implanted Ear and Bilateral Performance.
Reeder RM, Firszt JB, Cadieux JH, Strube MJ
J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2017 Jan 1; 60(1)276-287. doi: 10.1044/2016_JSLHR-H-16-0175.

PMID:
    28060992
    [PubMed - in process]
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Factors Affecting Outcomes in Cochlear Implant Recipients Implanted With a Perimodiolar Electrode Array Located in Scala Tympani.
Holden LK, Firszt JB, Reeder RM, Uchanski RM, Dwyer NY, Holden TA
Otol Neurotol. 2016 Dec; 37(10)1662-1668.

PMID:
    27755365
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Quantification of speech-in-noise and sound localisation abilities in children with unilateral hearing loss and comparison to normal hearing peers.
Reeder RM, Cadieux J, Firszt JB
Audiol Neurootol. 2015; 20 Suppl 131-7. doi: 10.1159/000380745.

PMID:
    25999162
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Identification and evaluation of cochlear implant candidates with asymmetrical hearing loss.
Vincent C, Arndt S, Firszt JB, Fraysse B, Kitterick PT, Papsin BC, Snik A, Van de Heyning P, Deguine O, Marx M
Audiol Neurootol. 2015; 20 Suppl 187-9. doi: 10.1159/000380754.

PMID:
    25998097
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Evaluation of hearing aid frequency response fittings in pediatric and young adult bimodal recipients.
Davidson LS, Firszt JB, Brenner C, Cadieux JH
J Am Acad Audiol. 2015 Apr; 26(4)393-407. doi: 10.3766/jaaa.26.4.7.

PMID:
    25879243
    [PubMed - in process]
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Localization training results in individuals with unilateral severe to profound hearing loss.
Firszt JB, Reeder RM, Dwyer NY, Burton H, Holden LK
Hear Res. 2015 Jan; 31948-55. doi: 10.1016/j.heares.2014.11.005.

PMID:
    25457655
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A longitudinal study in adults with sequential bilateral cochlear implants: time course for individual ear and bilateral performance.
Reeder RM, Firszt JB, Holden LK, Strube MJ
J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2014 Jun 1; 57(3)1108-26. doi: 10.1044/2014_JSLHR-H-13-0087.

PMID:
    24686778
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Changes in auditory perceptions and cortex resulting from hearing recovery after extended congenital unilateral hearing loss.
Firszt JB, Reeder RM, Holden TA, Burton H, Chole RA
Front Syst Neurosci. 2013; 7108. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2013.00108.

PMID:
    24379761
    [PubMed]
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Effects of unilateral input and mode of hearing in the better ear: self-reported performance using the speech, spatial and qualities of hearing scale.
Dwyer NY, Firszt JB, Reeder RM
Ear Hear. 2014 Jan-Feb; 35(1)126-36. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0b013e3182a3648b.

PMID:
    24084062
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Hearing thresholds and FMRI of auditory cortex following eighth cranial nerve surgery.
Burton H, Firszt JB, Holden T
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Sep; 149(3)492-9. doi: 10.1177/0194599813495179.

PMID:
    23804630
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Postlingual adult performance in noise with HiRes 120 and ClearVoice Low, Medium, and High.
Holden LK, Brenner C, Reeder RM, Firszt JB
Cochlear Implants Int. 2013 Nov; 14(5)276-86. doi: 10.1179/1754762813Y.0000000034.

PMID:
    23683298
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Factors affecting open-set word recognition in adults with cochlear implants.
Holden LK, Finley CC, Firszt JB, Holden TA, Brenner C, Potts LG, Gotter BD, Vanderhoof SS, Mispagel K, Heydebrand G, Skinner MW
Ear Hear. 2013 May-Jun; 34(3)342-60. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0b013e3182741aa7.

PMID:
    23348845
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cochlear implantation in nontraditional candidates: preliminary results in adolescents with asymmetric hearing loss.
Cadieux JH, Firszt JB, Reeder RM
Otol Neurotol. 2013 Apr; 34(3)408-15. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0b013e31827850b8.

PMID:
    23222962
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Auditory abilities after cochlear implantation in adults with unilateral deafness: a pilot study.
Firszt JB, Holden LK, Reeder RM, Waltzman SB, Arndt S
Otol Neurotol. 2012 Oct; 33(8)1339-46. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0b013e318268d52d.

PMID:
    22935813
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Evaluation of TIMIT sentence list equivalency with adult cochlear implant recipients.
King SE, Firszt JB, Reeder RM, Holden LK, Strube M
J Am Acad Audiol. 2012 May; 23(5)313-31. doi: 10.3766/jaaa.23.5.3.

PMID:
    22533975
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Optimization of programming parameters in children with the advanced bionics cochlear implant.
Baudhuin J, Cadieux J, Firszt JB, Reeder RM, Maxson JL
J Am Acad Audiol. 2012 May; 23(5)302-12. doi: 10.3766/jaaa.23.5.2.

PMID:
    22533974
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Activation lateralization in human core, belt, and parabelt auditory fields with unilateral deafness compared to normal hearing.
Burton H, Firszt JB, Holden T, Agato A, Uchanski RM
Brain Res. 2012 May 15; 145433-47. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2012.02.066.

PMID:
    22502976
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Sequential bilateral cochlear implantation in a patient with bilateral Ménière's disease.
Holden LK, Neely JG, Gotter BD, Mispagel KM, Firszt JB
J Am Acad Audiol. 2012 Apr; 23(4)256-68. doi: 10.3766/jaaa.23.4.4.

PMID:
    22463939
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cochlear implantation in adults with asymmetric hearing loss.
Firszt JB, Holden LK, Reeder RM, Cowdrey L, King S
Ear Hear. 2012 Jul-Aug; 33(4)521-33. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0b013e31824b9dfc.

PMID:
    22441359
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Central Auditory Function in Adults with Hearing Loss, Strategies to Optimize Benefit with a Cochlear Implant, Time Course of Auditory Cortex Reorganization Following Sudden Unilateral Deafness