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Candace Hicks Ph.D. CCC-A

Associate Professor and Program Director


1992 Bachelor of Science in Education: Communication Disorders - Arkansas State University - Jonesboro, AR

1995 Master of Science in Communication Disorders (Audiology) - Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN

2000 Doctor of Philosophy in Hearing and Speech Science; Minor: Infant and Child Development - Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN


  • Certificate of Clinical Competence - Audiology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • License to Practice Audiology - Texas


  • To determine the effort and fatigue caused by listening in less than optimal listening conditions, particularly in school-age children
  • To evaluate the use of amplification/ assistive devices for children in school environments
  • To evaluate the speech perception of children as related to hearing impairment and listening in typical school environments


Hicks, C. B., Gustafson, T. J. S., & Hubik, J.  (2008).  Students with Hearing Impairment with Aspirations to Pursue Postsecondary Education: Status of Transition Plans in the State of Texas. Tejas. (31), 55-63.

Hicks, C. B., & Ohde, R. N.  (2005).  Developmental Role of Static, Dynamic, and Contextual Cues in Speech Perception.  Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 48 (4), 960-974.

Hicks, C. B., & Tharpe, A. M.  (2002).  Listening Effort and Fatigue in School-Age Children with and without Hearing Loss.”  Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 45 (3), 573-584.

Hicks, C. B., Tharpe, A. M., & Ashmead, D. A.  (2000). Behavioral Auditory Assessment of Two-Month Old Infants.  American Journal of Audiology, 9 (2), 124-130.