Bill Hodgetts is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Alberta. He holds a joint appointment at the Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM) where he is program director for audiology and bone conduction amplification (BCA). He obtained his B.A. (Psychology) and M.Sc. (Audiology) from the University of Western Ontario and his Ph.D. (Rehab Sciences) from the University of Alberta. Bill teaches Audiology/Hearing Science as well as Statistics and Research Design at the U of A.
I have three key research areas: 1) How do we improve upon the prescription, fitting and verification procedures for bone conduction hearing aids? 2) How do we improve uptake and adherence to hearing services? 3) how do we maximize outcomes by considering/manipulating additional, non-auditory factors that exist in the treatment context.