Lisa Potts, PhD, CCC-A

Lisa Potts, PhD, CCC-A

Assistant Professor
Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

Patients seen at

Cochlear Implant Program
517 South Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-362-7346 (FAX)

Mailing address

Washington University School of Medicine
Cochlear Implant Program
660 S. Euclid Ave.-Campus Box 8115
St. Louis, MO 63110

Clinical interests

Dr. Potts’ clinical interests include cochlear implants, aural rehabilitation and hearing aids.

Research interests

Dr. Potts’ research interests include electrophysiologic measures of the auditory nerve and binaural processing.


  • B.S. Communication Disorders and Sciences, Southern Illinois University, 1988
  • M.S., Communication Sciences, Washington University, 1991
  • Ph.D., Communication Sciences, Washington University 2006

Selected publications

  1. Chole R, Hullar T, and Potts L. (2014). Conductive Component following Cochlear Implantation in Patients with Residual Hearing Conservation. American Journal of Audiology, 23(4): 359-364.
  2. Potts L and Kolb K. (2014). Effect of Different Signal Processing Options on Speech-in-Noise Recognition for Cochlear Implant Recipients with the Cochlear CP810 Speech Processor. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 25(4): 367-379.
  3. Potts L and Litovsky R. (2014). Transitioning from Bimodal to Bilateral Cochlear Implant Listening: Speech recognition and Localization in Four Individuals. American Journal of Audiology, 23(1): 79-92.
  4. Holden L, Finley C, Firszt J, Holden T, Brenner C, Potts L, Gotter B, Vanderhoof S, Mispagel K, Hydebrand G, and Skinner M. (2013). Factors Affecting Open-Set Word Recognition in Adults with Cochlear Implants. Ear and Hearing, 34(3): 342-360. NIHMS: 414684.
  5. Brockmeyer A and Potts L. (2011). Evaluation of Different Signal Processing Options in Unilateral and Bilateral Cochlear Freedom Implant Recipients Using R-Space Background Noise. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 22(2): 65-80. NIHMS: 446538
  6. Potts L, Skinner M, Litovsky R, Strube M, and Kuk F. (2009). Recognition and Localization of Speech by Adult Cochlear Implant Recipients Wearing a Digital Hearing Aid in the Non-implanted Ear (Bimodal Hearing). Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 20(6): 353-373.
  7. Potts L, Skinner M, Gotter B, Brenner C, and Strube M. (2007). Relation between Neural Response Telemetry Thresholds, MAP T and C Levels, and Loudness Judgments in 12 Adult Nucleus 24 Cochlear Implant Recipients. Ear and Hearing, 28(4): 495-511.
  8. Heydebrand G, Hale S, Potts L, Gotter B and Skinner, M. (2007). Cognitive Predictors of Improvements in Adults’ Spoken Word Recognition Six Months after Cochlear Implant Activation. Audiology and Neurotology, 12(4): 254-264.
  9. Kuk F, Potts L, Valente M, Lee L, and Piccirrillo, J. (2003). Evidence of Acclimatization in Persons with Severe-to-Profound Hearing Loss. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 14(2): 84-99.
  10. Valente M, Schuchman G, Potts L, and Beck L. (2000). Performance of Dual-Microphone In-The-Ear Hearing Aids. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 11(4): 181-189.
  11. Valente M, Sweetow R, Potts L, and Bingea, B. (1999). Digital Versus Analog Signal Processing: Effect of Directional Microphone. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 10(3): 133-147.
  12. Valente M, Fabry D, Potts L, and Sandlin R. (1998). Comparing the Performance of the Widex Senso Digital Hearing Aid with Analog Hearing Aids. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 9(5): 342-360.
  13. Agnew J, Potts L, and Valente M. (1997). Sound Quality Judgments in Class A and Class D Hearing Aids. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 6(2) 33-44.
  14. Valente M, Potts L, and Valente M. (1997). Differences in Intersubject Variability of Loudness Discomfort Levels Measured in Sound Pressure Level and Hearing Level for TDH-50P and ER-3A Earphones. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 8(1): 59-67.
  15. Valente M, Sammeth C, Potts L, Wynne M, and Wagner-Escobar M, and Caughlin M. (1997). Benefit and Satisfaction between the Oticon MultiFocus and ReSound BT2. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 8(4): 280-293.