Brenda D. Gotter, AuD

Brenda D. Gotter, AuD

Clinical Audiologist
Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

Patients seen at

Clinical interests

Dr. Gotter is a clinical/rehabilitative audiologist interested optimization of cochlear implant fitting; effects of asymmetric and unilateral hearing loss on communication functioning; cognition and speech understanding in sub-optimal listening conditions; and quality of life in adults with hearing loss.


  • Undergraduate: Communication Disorders, Southeast Missouri State University (1994)
  • MS: Speech and Hearing, Washington University in St. Louis (1997)
  • AuD: Pennsylvania School of Optometry (2007)

Licensure and board certification

  • Licensed in Missouri
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A)

Select publications

  1. Holden L, Finley C, Firszt J, Holden T, Brenner C, Potts L, Gotter B, Vanderhoof S, Mispagel K, Heydebrand G, Skinner M.  Factors Affecting Open-Set Speech Recognition in Adults with Cochlear Implants.   Ear and Hearing, 2013, 34, 340-360.
  2. Holden, L., Neely, J.G., Gotter, B., Mispagel, K., & Firszt. J.  Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implantation  in a Patient with Bilateral Meniere’s Disease.  Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 2012, 23, 256-268.
  3. Gotter, B, Mispagel K. Rehabilitation Challenges for Auditory Reimbursement Services. ARA Newsletter Spring, 2007.
  4. Heydebrand, G., Haile, S., Potts, L, Gotter, B. (2007)  Cognitive Predictors of Improvements in Adults’ Spoken Word Recognition Six Months after Cochlear Implant Activation, Audiology and Neurotology, 12 (4), pp.254-264.