Dr. Baran Jane

Dr. Baran Jane

Chairman

Department of Communication Disorders; University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, United States of America

plus Speciality

NEURORADIOLOGY

Biography:

Education 1. May 1972: B.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts Communication Disorders 2. June 1974: M.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts Communications Disorders 3. December 1979: Ph. D. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana Audiology and Speech Sciences

Academic positions:

Professional Employment 1. Chair, Communications Disorders, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, 2002-present. 2. Interim Associate Dean, Graduate School, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, 2001-2004. 3. Professor, Communications Disorders, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1995-present. 4. Associate Professor and Audiology Clinic Coordinator, Communication Disorders, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1986-1995. 5. Assistant Professor and Audiology Clinic Coordinator, Communication Disorders, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1979-1986. 6. Adjunct Professor, Department of Surgery (Audiology), Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, New Hampshire, 1997-2005, Adjunct Associate Professor, 1986-1996, Adjunct Assistant Professor, 1984-1986. 7. Director of Audiological Services, Indianapolis Speech and Hearing Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1977-1979. 8. Teaching/Research Assistant, Audiology and Speech Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1974-1977. 9. Teaching/Research Assistant, Communication Disorders, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1972-1974. Grants and Fellowships 1. Recipient, Pew National Scholar Fellowship, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2000-2001. 2. Recipient, Center for Teaching Grant, University of Massachusetts, 2001-2002. 3. Recipient, Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom Fellowship, University of Massachusetts, 1999-2000. 4. Collaborative efforts to promote health professions teaching, research, and community service at the Medical University of South Africa (TELP Award, with John Cunningham and others, funded 1999-2002). 5. Recipient, TEACHnology Fellowship, University of Massachusetts, 1998-1999. 6. Recipient, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Fellowship, 1994. 7. Audiologic comparison of the Audiant with bone conduction hearing aids. (Xomed Corporation Grant, with F.E. Musiek, funded 1987). 8. Baran, J.A. A hearing screening program for residents of Hampshire County (Healey Endowment Grant, funded 1984-1985). 9. Nominee, Spencer Education Foundation Fellowship, 1984. 10. Evaluation of speech sound discrimination in adults (Faculty Growth Grant, with C.M. Seymour & R.E. Peaper, funded 1982-1983). 11. Recipient, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Fellowship, 1983. 12. Recipient, Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research Award, 1976-1977.

Research interests:

Neuroradiology

Any other information:

Publications 1. Baran, J.A. Test battery principles and considerations. To appear in F.E. Musiek & G.D. Chermak (Eds.), Handbook of central auditory processing disorder (Vol. I). Auditory neurosicence and diagnosis (2nd ed.). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Inc. 2. Baran, J.A. Intervention approaches for adolescents and adults with central auditory processing disorder. To appear in G.A. Chermak & F.E. Musiek (Eds.), Handbook of central auditory processing disorder (Vol. II). Comprehensive intervention (2nd ed.). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Inc. 3. Zaidan, E., & Baran, J.A. (2013). Gaps-in-Noise (GIN©) test results in children with and without reading disabilties and phonological processing disorders. International Journal of Audiology, 52(2), 113-123. Epub 2012 Nov 20. Available at hhtp://informahealthcare. com.silk.library. 4. Baran, J.A. (2013). Metalinguistic skills, strategies, and approaches. In D. Geffner & D. Ross-Swain (Eds.), Auditory processing disorders: Assessment, management, and treatment (2nd ed.) (pp. 469-494). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Inc. 5. Musiek, F.E., Baran, J.A., Shinn, J.B., & Jones, R.O. (2012). Disorders of the auditory system. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Inc. 6. Zaidan, E., Garcia, A.P., Tedesco, M.L.F., & Baran, J.A. (2008). Performance of normal young adults on two temporal resolution tests. Pro Fono, 20(1), 19-24. 7. Musiek, F.E., & Baran, J.A. (2008). Central auditory dysfunction. In M. Gleeson, N.S. Jones, R. Clarke, L. Luxon, J. Hibbert, & J. Watkinson (Eds.), Scott-Brown’s Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (7th ed.) (pp. 3857-3869). London, UK: Hodder Arnold. 8. Musiek, F.E., Baran, J.A., Shinn, J.B., Guenette, L., Zaidan, E., & Weihing, J. (2007). Central deafness: A case study and literature review. International Journal of Audiology, 46(8), 433-441. 9. Baran, J.A. (2007). Metalinguistic approaches. In D. Geffner & D. Ross-Swain (Eds.), Auditory processing disorders: Assessment, management, and treatment (pp. 301-323). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Inc. 10. Musiek, F.E., & Baran, J.A. (2007). The auditory system: Its anatomy, physiology and clinical correlates. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon 11. Baran, J.A. (2007). Test battery considerations. In F.E. Musiek & G.D. Chermak (Eds.), Handbook of (central) auditory processing disorder (Vol. I). Auditory neuroscience and diagnosis (pp. 163-192). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Inc. 12. Baran, J.A. (2007). Managing (central) auditory processing disorders in adolescents and adults. In G.D. Chermak & F.E. Musiek, (Eds.), Handbook of (central) auditory processing disorder (Vol. II).Comprehensive intervention (pp. 243-272). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Inc. 13. Baran, J.A., Shinn, J.B., & Musiek, F.E. (2006). New developments in the assessment and management of auditory processing disorders. Audiological Medicine, 4(1), 35-45. 14. Gonzales, M.D., & Baran, J.A. (2005). Breaking the silence: Innovative approaches for promoting dialogue about diversity issues within a communication disorders department. In M.L. Ouellett (Ed.), Teaching inclusively: Diversity and faculty development (pp. 225-240). Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press, Inc. 15. Musiek, F.E., Shinn, J.B., Jirsa, R., Bamiou, D.E., Baran, J.A. & Zaidan, E. (2005). GIN (Gaps-In-Noise) test performance in subjects with confirmed central auditory nervous system involvement. Ear and Hearing, 26(6), 608-618. 16. Shinn, J.B., Baran, J.A., Moncrieff, D.W., & Musiek, F.E. (2005). Differential attention effects on dichotic listening. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 16(4), 205-216. 17. Zaidan, E., Garcia, A.P., Baran, J., Iorio, M.C.M., & Borges, A.L.C. (2005). Potencial evocado auditivo de média latência: Ocorrência e efeito de velocidade de apresentação do estímulo em crianças de 7 anos de idade [Middle latency respone: Prevalence and effect of signal rate in seven year old children]. Acta ORL, 23, 23-28. 18. Baran, J.A., Bothfeld, R.W., & Musiek, F.E. (2004). Central auditory deficits associated with compromise of the primary auditory cortex. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 15(2), 106-116. 19. Musiek, F.E., & Baran, J.A. (2004). Audiological correlates to a rupture of a pontine arteriovenous malformation. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 15(2), 161-171. 20. Musiek, F.E., Baran, J.A., & Shinn, J. (2004). Assessment and remediation of an auditory processing disorder associated with head trauma. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 15(2), 117-132.

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