Worcester State University
Communication Sciences & Disorders Department

 
Keith N. Darrow, Ph.D., CCC-A
Associate Professor and Chair

Contact Information
Office: Ghosh Science & Technology Center, 122-H
Phone
: (508) 929-8551
Fax: (508) 929-8175
Email: Keith.Darrow@worcester.edu

Education

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Harvard Medical School
M.S., Brooklyn College, CUNY
B.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst 


Scholarly Activity


Keith N. Darrow received his clinical degree in Audiology from Brooklyn College and his doctoral degree in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology from a joint MIT and Harvard Medical School program. His research interest include cochlear physiology and the effect of efferent induced modulation of cochlear responses to sound (see Publications below). Dr. Darrow is also a supervising clinical Audiologist at the Worcester State University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in Hearing Science, Audiology, Research, and Assessment and Treatment of Balance Disorders.

Publication and Presentations (abbreviated list):

Darrow KN, Maison SF, and Liberman MC. Selective removal of lateral olivocochlear efferents increases vulnerability to acute acoustic injury. J Neurophysiol. 2007 Feb;97(2):1775-85.

Darrow KN, Maison SF, and Liberman MC. Cochlear efferent feedback balances interaural sensitivity. Nature Neurosci. 2006 Dec;9(12):1474-6.

Darrow KN, Simmons E, Liberman LD, and Liberman MC. Dopaminergic innervation of the mouse cochlea: evidence for a separate cytochemical group of lateral olivocochlear efferents. Journal of Comp. Neurol. J Comp Neurol. 2006 Sep 20;498(3):403-14

 

Darrow KN, Drottar MX and Brown MC. Cochlear Nucleus Multipolar Cell Projections to MOC Neurons in the Ventral Nucleus of the Trapezoid Body. Presented at Association of Research in Otolaryngology; Aneheim, CA. Feb 9, 2010

 

Darrow KN, and Kort J. Schwartz Rounds: Difficult Conversations - Exploring Emotions & Issues Involved with the Deaf and deaf Populations. 

Northeastern University, Boston MA. November 2009.

 
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