Noёl Y. Dwyer, AuD

Noёl Y. Dwyer, AuD

Research Audiologist
Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

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Clinical interests

Dr. Dwyer is a research 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: Russian Studies, Vassar College (2002)
  • AuD: Washington University in St. Louis (2011)

Licensure and board certification

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


  • 2010 – Graduate Student Scholarship, ASHA Foundation
  • 2008 – Scholars in PACS award, selected by the faculty based on academic record and professional promise
  • 2008 – Dorothy Evans Fellowship for Graduate Study, Vassar College
  • 2008 – Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award (T35 DC008765), National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Selected publications

  1. Holden, LK, Firszt, JB, Reeder, RM, Dwyer, NY, Stein, AL, Litvak, LM (2019) Evaluation of a new algorithm to optimize audibility in cochlear implant recipients. Ear and Hear, 40, 990-1000.
  2. Firszt, JB, Reeder, RM, Holden, LK, Dwyer, NY (2018) Asymmetric Hearing Study Team. Results in adult cochlear implant recipients with varied asymmetric hearing: A prospective longitudinal study of speech recognition, localization, and participant report. Ear and Hear, 39, 845-862.
  3. Holden, LK, Firszt, JB, Reeder, RM, Uchanski, RM, Dwyer, NY, Holden, TA (2016) Factors affecting outcomes in cochlear implant recipients implanted with a perimodiolar electrode array located in scala tympani. Otol Neurotol, 37, 1662-1668.
  4. Firszt, JB, Reeder, RM, Dwyer, NY, Burton, HB, Holden, LK (2015) Training results in individuals with unilateral severe to profound hearing loss. Hear Res, 319, 48-55.
  5. Dwyer, NY, Firszt, JB, Reeder, RR. (2014). Effects of unilateral input and mode of hearing in the better ear: Self-reported performance using the speech, spatial and qualities of hearing scale. Ear Hear, 35, 126-136.