Melody Harrison, PhD

Melody_HarrisonProfessor and Coordinator of Master's Studies
Phone: (919) 966-9459
Fax: (919) 966-0100


  • PhD, The University of North Carolina 1989
  • MEd, Boston University 1973
  • BA, Emory University 1970

Courses Taught

  • SPHS 570 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms (fall)
  • SPHS 741 Neuroanatomy (fall)
  • SPHS 803 Aural Rehabilitation for Children

Research/Clinical Interests

  • Early intervention with children with hearing loss
  • Working with families of children with hearing loss
  • Prelingually deaf adults with cochlear implants

Selected Bibliography

Contributions to Textbooks 

Harrison, M. (2016). Facilitating communication development in infants and toddlers (pp 829-848). In A.M. Tharpe and R. Seewald and (Eds.), Comprehensive textbook of pediatric audiology 2nd Edition. San Diego: Singular.

Harrison, M. (2010). Facilitating communication development in infants and toddlers (pp 631-647). In R. Seewald and A.M. Tharpe (Eds.), Comprehensive textbook of pediatric audiology. San Diego: Singular. 

Pretto, A. & Harrison, M. (2010). Family-centered approaches in early intervention (pp 753-765). In R. Seewald and A.M. Tharpe (Eds.), Comprehensive textbook of pediatric audiology. San Diego: Singular.    

Harrison, M. (2005). Assessing communication development in infants and toddlers: Collaborating with families. In R. Seewald and J. Bamford  (Eds.), A Sound foundation through early amplification 2004. Great Britain: St. Edmundsbury Press. (26 pages).

Refereed Journals

Harrison, M., Page, T. A., Oleson, J. J., Spratford, M., Unflat Berry, L., Peterson, B., Welhaven, A., Arenas, R. M., & Moeller, M. P. (2015) Factors affecting services for young children with hearing loss. Language Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools.  doi:10.1044/2015_LSHSS-14-0078

Tomblin, J. B. Walker, E. A., McCreery, R. W., Arenas, R. M., Harrison, M. & Moeller, M., P. (2015). Outcomes of children with hearing loss: Data Collection and Methods. Ear and Hearing, 36, 14S-23S.

Tomblin, J. M., Harrison, M., Ambrose, S., E., Walker, E.W., Oleson, J. J., & Moeller, M. P. (2015). Language outcomes in young children with mild to severe hearing loss. Ear and Hearing, 36, 14S-23S.

Ambrose, S.E.,, Berry, L.M., Walker, E., Harrison, M., & Moeller, M.P. (2014). Consonant production in two-year olds. (2013).  American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 23(2), 91doi:10.1044/2014_AJSLP-13-0039

Wallace, I.F., Berkman, N.D., Lohr, K.N., Harrison, M.F., Kimple, A.J., & Steiner, M.J. (2014). Surgical Treatments for Otitis Media With Effusion: A Systematic Review. Pediatrics, 133 (296) originally published online January 6, 2014; doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-3228 

Rosenfeld, R.M., Schwartz,S.R., Pynnonen, M.A., Tunkel, D.E., Hussey,H.M., Fichera, J.S.,  Grimes, A.M., Hackell, J.M.,  Harrison, M.F., Haskell, H. Haynes, D.S., Kim, T.W., C. Lafreniere, D.C., LeBlanc, K., Mackey, W.L.; Netterville, J.L., Pipan, M.E., Nikhila, D. Raol, P; & Schellhase, K.G. (2013).  Clinical Practice Guideline: Tympanostomy Tubes in Children. Otolaryngology Head Neck Surg.149(1 Suppl):S1-35. doi: 10.1177/0194599813487302.

Walker, E.A, Holte, L., Spratford, M., Oleson, J., Welhaven, & Harrison, M. (2013)  Timeliness of Service Provision for Children with Late-identified Mild to Severe Hearing Loss. Advance online publication. American Journal of Audiology. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2013/13-0031) 

Harrison, M. (Ed.). (2006). Monograph: Early hearing detection and intervention: Trends, progress and challenges. The Volta Review 106, 3.