Robert F. Burkard

PhD

Robert F. Burkard

PhD

Research Topics

Acoustic calibration (in particular, of transient stimuli), auditory electrophysiology (with a focus on auditory evoked potentials, including the effects of high stimulus rates and masking noise on the auditory brainstem response, and animal studies of the auditory steady-state response), vestibular/balance function/dysfunction, functional imaging and aging

Contact Information

626 Kimball Tower

Buffalo NY, 14214

Phone: (716) 829-6720

Fax: (716) 829-3217

rfb@buffalo.edu

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Books Edited

  • Tremblay, K. and BURKARD, R. (2012) "Translational Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience. Normal Aspects of Hearing", Plural Publishing: San Diego.
  • Tremblay, K. and BURKARD, R. (2012) "Translational Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience. Hearing Across the Lifespan-Assessment and Disorders", Plural Publishing: San Diego.
  • Tremblay, K. and BURKARD, R. (2012) "Translational Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience. Special Topics", Plural Publishing: San Diego.

Book Chapters

  • Tremblay, K. andBURKARD, R.  (2012) "Introduction", in K. Tremblay and R. Burkard, eds, "Translational Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience. Normal Aspects of Hearing", Plural Publishing: San Diego
  • BURKARD, R. and McNerney, K. (2012) "Physics of sound", in K. Tremblay and R. Burkard, eds, "Translational Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience. Normal Aspects of Hearing", Plural Publishing: San Diego
  • BURKARD, R. and Don, M. (2012) 'The auditory brainstem response", in K. Tremblay and R. Burkard, eds, "Translational Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience. Hearing Across the Lifespan-Assessment and Disorders", Plural Publishing: San Diego.
  • Cacace A andBURKARD, R. (2012) 'What is auditory neuropathy? Translational studies that distinguish inner hair cell (IHC) from auditory-nerve (AN) dysfunction', in R. Goldfarb, ed. Translational Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology:  Essays in Honor of Dr. Sadanand Singh, Plural Publishing: San Diego.
  • Wilber, L. and BURKARD, R. (2014), "Calibration", Chapter 2 in Handbook of Clinical Audiology, Edition 7, J. Katz, M. Chasin, K. English, L. Hood, K. Tillery, Editors. pp. 8-26.
  • BURKARD, R. and Don, M. (2014), "Introduction to Auditory-Evoked Potentials", Chapter 11 in Handbook of Clinical Audiology, Edition 7, J. Katz, M. Chasin, K. English, L. Hood, K. Tillery, Editors, pp. 187-205.
  • BURKARD, R. (2014-2015) Preface. Seminars in Hearing, volume 35, #4 in Seminars in Hearing; Standards and Calibration. Part 1: Standards Process, Physical Principles, Pure Tone and Speech Audiometry, R. Burkard Guest Editor, pp. 267-268; volume 36, #1 Seminars in Hearing; Standardization and Calibration Part 2: Brief Stimuli, Immittance, Amplification, and Vestibular Assessment, R. Burkard Guest editor, pp. 1-2. 
  • Cacace, A. and BURKARD, R. (2016), "The audiogram: What it measures, what it predicts, and what it misses", in Scientific Foundations of Audiology. Perspectives from Physics, Biology, Modeling and Medicine, A. Cacace, E. de Kleine, S. Holt and P. van Dijk, Editor; Plural: San Diego, pp. 57-71.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • McNerney, K. and BURKARD, R. (2012), "The auditory steady-state response: Far-field recordings from chinchilla", International Journal of Audiology 51: (3) 200-209.
  • Wack, D., Cox, J., Schirda, C., Magnano, C., Sussman, J., Henderson, D. And BURKARD, R. (2012),  Functional anatomy of the masking level difference, an fMRI study.  PLoS ONE
  • 7(7): e41263.
  • Bogle, J., Zapala, D., Criter, R. and BURKARD, R. (2013)   The Effect of Muscle Contraction Level on the Cervical Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (cVEMP): Usefulness of Amplitude Normalization. J. Acad. Audiol. 24: 77-88.
  • Wack, D., Polak, P., Furuyama, BURKARD, R. (2014), "Masking level differences - A diffusion tensor imaging and functional MRI study",  PLoS ONE 9(2): e88466. Doi: 10. 1371/journal.pone. 008466
  • McNerney, K. M., Coad, M.L., BURKARD, R. (2014). The Influence of Caffeine on Calorics and Cervical Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (cVEMP) Testing, Journal of the American Academy of Audiology vo. 25(3): 261-267.
  • McNerney, K. M., Coad, M.L., BURKARD, R. (2014). The Influence of Caffeine on the Sensory Organization Test (SOT), Journal of the American Academy of Audiology vol. 25 (6): 521-528.