Dr. Michelle Arnold

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Title: Assistant Professor

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Phone: 941-359-4283

Email: mlarnold@usf.edu

Office: SMC B324

Michelle Arnold is currently is an investigator for the Auditory Rehabilitation and Clinical Trials laboratory and an assistant professor at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus in the School of Natural Sciences and Math. Dr. Arnold holds a doctor of philosophy in Aging Sciences, with a concentration in health policy and practice, as well as a clinical doctorate degree in audiology. In addition, Dr. Arnold is an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certified audiologist with license to practice in the state of Florida. Her primary areas of interest are health policy and aging, health service utilization of older adults, and hearing loss and cognition. Dr. Arnold’s current projects include examining hearing aid use of older adults from vulnerable populations, language accessibility of health education materials, and best-practices hearing intervention as a possible factor to mediate the trajectory of dementia. Dr. Arnold’s previous work includes research focused on approaches to audiological rehabilitation for blast-injured US Veterans. 


Recent publications:

Deal J.A., Goman A.M., Albert M.S., Arnold M.L., Burgard S., Chisolm T.[…], Coresh J., Lin F.R. (in press). Hearing Treatment for Reducing Cognitive Decline: Design and Methods for the Aging and Cognitive Health Evaluation in Elders (ACHIEVE) Randomized Controlled Trial. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions

Arnold, M.L., Oree, P. Sanchez, V.S., Reed, N.S., Eddins, A.C., & Chisolm, T. (2019). Development and formative assessment of a Hearing Loss Toolkit for Self-Management©. Accepted for 1/2019 special issue of Seminars in Hearing

Fausto, B. A., Badana, A. N. S., Arnold, M. L., Lister, J. J., & Edwards, J. D. (2018). Comparison of subjective and objective measures of hearing, auditory processing, and cognition among older adults with and without mild cognitive impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 61(4), 945-956. doi:10.1044/2017_JSLHR-H-17-0263 

Saunders, G.H., Frederick, M.T., Silverman, S.C., Peman, T., Gardner, A., Chisolm, T.H., Escabi, C.D., Oree, P.H., Westermann, L.C., Sanchez, V.A., & Arnold, M.L. (2018). Hearing screening in the community. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, in press. doi: 10.3766/jaaa.17103 

Abrams, H.B., Chisolm, T.H., Sanchez, V., Arnold, M., & Galster, J. (2018) Guest editorial: Background and rational for clinical trial registration. Ear and Hearing, 39(2), 191-196. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000550 

Arnold, M.L., Hyer, K., & Chisolm, T. (2017). Medicaid hearing aid coverage for older adult beneficiaries: A state-by-state comparison. Health Affairs, 36, 1476-1484. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2017.0205. 

Deal, J.A., Albert, M.S., Arnold, M., Bangdiwala, S.I., Chisolm, T., Davis, S., Eddins, A., Glynn, N.W., Goman, A.M., Minotti, M., Mosley, T., Rebok, G.W., Reed, N., Rodgers, E., Sanchez, V., Sharret, A.R., Coresh, J., Lin, F.R. (2017). A randomized feasibility pilot trial of hearing treatment for reducing cognitive decline: results from the Aging and Cognitive Health Evaluation in Elders Pilot (ACHIEVE-P) Study. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions, 3(3), 410-415. doi: 10.1016/j.trci.2017.06.003. 

Saunders, G.H., Frederick, M.T., Arnold, M., Silverman, S., Chisolm, T.H., & Myers, P. A. (2017). A randomized controlled trial to evaluate approaches to auditory rehabilitation for blast exposed Veterans with normal or near-normal hearing who report hearing problems in difficult listening situations. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. doi: 10.3766/jaaa.16143