Dr. Runge joined the department in 2002, and has directed the Koss Cochlear Implant Program since 2005. She received her doctorate from the University of Iowa focusing in auditory neurophysiology, and has received extensive training in hearing disorders and cochlear implants in both adults and children. Her research interests include pediatric hearing disorders such as auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder, genetics of hearing loss, speech and music understanding in adults and children, and the effects of aging on cochlear implant performance. She has published manuscripts and book chapters in these areas and has presented research findings at many international and national conferences in cochlear implants and hearing disorders.
Education / Training
- Master of Arts - University of Iowa - Iowa City (1996)
- Doctor of Philosophy - University of Iowa - Iowa City (2002)