Linda Jean Hood, Ph.D.

Faculty Appointments
Professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences
Ph.D., Hearing Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MarylandM.A., Kent State University, Kent, OhioB.S., Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
Office Address
Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Ctr
MCE South Tower, Room 8310
1215 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232-8242
Research Keywords
Efferent auditory function
Varga R, Avenarius MR, Kelley PM, Keats BJ, Berlin CI, Hood LJ, Morlet TG, Brashears SM, Starr A, Cohn ES, Smith RJ, Kimberling WJ. OTOF mutations revealed by genetic analysis of hearing loss families including a potential temperature sensitive auditory neuropathy allele. J. Med. Genet [print-electronic]. 2006 Jul; 43(7): 576-81. PMID: 16371502, PMCID: PMC2593030, PII: jmg.2005.038612, DOI: 10.1136/jmg.2005.038612, ISSN: 1468-6244.

Berlin CI, Hood LJ, Morlet T, Wilensky D, St John P, Montgomery E, Thibodaux M. Absent or elevated middle ear muscle reflexes in the presence of normal otoacoustic emissions: a universal finding in 136 cases of auditory neuropathy/dys-synchrony. J Am Acad Audiol. 2005 Sep; 16(8): 546-53. PMID: 16295241, ISSN: 1050-0545.

Golding M, Carter N, Mitchell P, Hood LJ. Prevalence of central auditory processing (CAP) abnormality in an older Australian population: the Blue Mountains Hearing Study. J Am Acad Audiol. 2004 Oct; 15(9): 633-42. PMID: 15575337, ISSN: 1050-0545.

Brashears SM, Morlet TG, Berlin CI, Hood LJ. Olivocochlear efferent suppression in classical musicians. J Am Acad Audiol. 2003 Aug; 14(6): 314-24. PMID: 14552425, ISSN: 1050-0545.

Hood LJ, Berlin CI, Bordelon J, Rose K. Patients with auditory neuropathy/dys-synchrony lack efferent suppression of transient evoked otoacoustic emissions. J Am Acad Audiol. 2003 Aug; 14(6): 302-13. PMID: 14552424, ISSN: 1050-0545.

Berlin CI, Morlet T, Hood LJ. Auditory neuropathy/dyssynchrony: its diagnosis and management. Pediatr. Clin. North Am. 2003 Apr; 50(2): 331-40, vii. PMID: 12809326, ISSN: 0031-3955.

Griffith AJ, Chowdhry AA, Kurima K, Hood LJ, Keats B, Berlin CI, Morell RJ, Friedman TB. Autosomal recessive nonsyndromic neurosensory deafness at DFNB1 not associated with the compound-heterozygous GJB2 (connexin 26) genotype M34T/167delT. Am. J. Hum. Genet [print-electronic]. 2000 Sep; 67(3): 745-9. PMID: 10903123, PMCID: PMC1287533, PII: S0002-9297(07)63260-1, DOI: 10.1086/303045, ISSN: 0002-9297.

Hood LJ. A review of objective methods of evaluating auditory neural pathways. Laryngoscope. 1999 Nov; 109(11): 1745-8. PMID: 10569400, DOI: 10.1097/00005537-199911000-00004, ISSN: 0023-852X.

Morlet T, Goforth L, Hood LJ, Ferber C, Duclaux R, Berlin CI. Development of human cochlear active mechanism asymmetry: involvement of the medial olivocochlear system?. Hear. Res. 1999 Nov; 137(1-2): 179. PMID: 10545647, PII: S0378595599001550, ISSN: 1878-5891.

Morlet T, Goforth L, Hood LJ, Ferber C, Duclaux R, Berlin CI. Development of human cochlear active mechanism asymmetry: involvement of the medial olivocochlear system?. Hear. Res. 1999 Aug; 134(1-2): 153-62. PMID: 10452385, PII: S0378-5955(99)00078-7, ISSN: 0378-5955.

Morell RJ, Kim HJ, Hood LJ, Goforth L, Friderici K, Fisher R, Van Camp G, Berlin CI, Oddoux C, Ostrer H, Keats B, Friedman TB. Mutations in the connexin 26 gene (GJB2) among Ashkenazi Jews with nonsyndromic recessive deafness. N. Engl. J. Med. 1998 Nov 11/19/1998; 339(21): 1500-5. PMID: 9819448, DOI: 10.1056/NEJM199811193392103, ISSN: 0028-4793.

Hood LJ. An overview of neural function and feedback control in human communication. J Commun Disord. 1998 Nov; 31(6): 461-9; quiz 469. PMID: 9836135, PII: S0021-9924(98)00018-5, ISSN: 0021-9924.

Berlin CI, Bordelon J, St John P, Wilensky D, Hurley A, Kluka E, Hood LJ. Reversing click polarity may uncover auditory neuropathy in infants. Ear Hear. 1998 Feb; 19(1): 37-47. PMID: 9504271, ISSN: 0196-0202.

Hood LJ, Berlin CI, Hurley A, Cecola RP, Bell B. Contralateral suppression of transient-evoked otoacoustic emissions in humans: intensity effects. Hear. Res. 1996 Nov 11/1/1996; 101(1-2): 113-8. PMID: 8951438, ISSN: 0378-5955.

Starr A, Picton TW, Sininger Y, Hood LJ, Berlin CI. Auditory neuropathy. Brain. 1996 Jun; 119 ( Pt 3): 741-53. PMID: 8673487, ISSN: 0006-8950.

Berlin CI, Hood LJ, Hurley AE, Wen H, Kemp DT. Binaural noise suppresses linear click-evoked otoacoustic emissions more than ipsilateral or contralateral noise. Hear. Res. 1995 Jul; 87(1-2): 96-103. PMID: 8567448, ISSN: 0378-5955.

Hood LJ, Berlin CI, Allen P. Cortical deafness: a longitudinal study. J Am Acad Audiol. 1994 Sep; 5(5): 330-42. PMID: 7987023, ISSN: 1050-0545.

Berlin CI, Hood LJ, Hurley A, Wen H. The First Jerger Lecture. Contralateral suppression of otoacoustic emissions: an index of the function of the medial olivocochlear system. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1994 Jan; 110(1): 3-21. PMID: 8290299, PII: S0194599894001634, ISSN: 0194-5998.

Berlin CI, Hood LJ, Wen H, Szabo P, Cecola RP, Rigby P, Jackson DF. Contralateral suppression of non-linear click-evoked otoacoustic emissions. Hear. Res. 1993 Dec; 71(1-2): 1-11. PMID: 8113128, ISSN: 0378-5955.

Berlin CI, Hood LJ, Cecola RP, Jackson DF, Szabo P. Does type I afferent neuron dysfunction reveal itself through lack of efferent suppression?. Hear. Res. 1993 Feb; 65(1-2): 40-50. PMID: 8458758, ISSN: 0378-5955.

Hood LJ, Berlin CI, Heffner RS, Morehouse CR, Smith EG, Barlow EK. Objective auditory threshold estimation using sine-wave derived responses. Hear. Res. 1991 Sep; 55(1): 109-16. PMID: 1752790, PII: 0378-5955(91)90097-S, ISSN: 0378-5955.

Berlin CI, Hood LJ, Barlow EK, Morehouse CR, Smith EG. Derived guinea pig compound VIIIth nerve action potentials to continuous pure tones. Hear. Res. 1991 Apr; 52(2): 271-80. PMID: 2061218, ISSN: 0378-5955.

Hood LJ, Berlin CI, Parkins CW. Measurement of sound. Otolaryngol. Clin. North Am. 1991 Apr; 24(2): 233-51. PMID: 1857611, ISSN: 0030-6665.

Hood LJ. Myasthenia gravis: regimens and regimen-associated problems in adults. J Neurosci Nurs. 1990 Dec; 22(6): 358-64. PMID: 2148764, ISSN: 0888-0395.

Hood LJ. Update on frequency specificity of AEP measurements. J Am Acad Audiol. 1990 Jul; 1(3): 125-9. PMID: 2132593, ISSN: 1050-0545.

Hood LJ, Martin DA, Berlin CI. Auditory evoked potentials differ at 50 milliseconds in right- and left-handed listeners. Hear. Res. 1990 Apr; 45(1-2): 115-22. PMID: 2345110, PII: 0378-5955(90)90187-T, ISSN: 0378-5955.

Hood LJ, Webster DB. Reversible conductive hearing loss in mice. Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. 1988 May; 97(3 Pt 1): 281-5. PMID: 2454063, ISSN: 0003-4894.

Causey GD, Hood LJ, Hermanson CL, Bowling LS. The Maryland CNC Test: normative studies. Audiology. 1984; 23(6): 552-68. PMID: 6517748, ISSN: 0020-6091.

Causey GD, Hermanson CL, Hood LJ, Bowling LS. A comparative evaluation of the Maryland NU 6 auditory test. J Speech Hear Disord. 1983 Feb; 48(1): 62-9. PMID: 6620995, ISSN: 0022-4677.

Hood LJ, Faed JA, Silva PA, Buckfield PM. Breast feeding and some reasons for electing to wean the infant: a report from the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Child Development Study. N. Z. Med. J. 1978 Oct 10/11/1978; 88(621): 273-6. PMID: 281628, ISSN: 0028-8446.

O'Donnell TV, Hood LJ. Decreased chemoreceptor sensitivity and chronic obstructive lung disease. J R Coll Physicians Lond. 1971 Oct; 6(1): 53-63. PMID: 5127118, ISSN: 0035-8819.