Anne Marie Tharpe |

Dr. Anne Marie Tharpe is Professor and Chair, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Tharpe’s research interests are in the area of pediatric hearing loss.  Specifically, she works primarily on three topics – the impact of hearing loss on various aspects of child development, special needs of children with hearing loss and additional disabilities, and the development of hearing in infants.  Dr. Tharpe has published extensively in national and international professional journals, has published numerous books and book chapters, and has presented to over 250 audiences around the world on pediatric audiology issues. She is co-editor with Dr. Richard Seewald of The Comprehensive Handbook of Pediatric Audiology; the 2nd edition will appear in 2016.