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Joseph P. Pillion, Ph.D.
Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-3220
Dr. Joseph P. Pillion is an audiologist and director of the Department of Audiology at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Pillion received his bachelor's of arts degree from Western Michigan University and his master's of arts and doctoral degrees from the Ohio State University. Dr. Pillion was a research associate at the Ohio State University from 1979-1981. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in audiology at Kennedy Krieger from 1982 to 1984. He continued his career working as a clinical audiologist at the Southside Virginia Training Center for two years. He returned to the Kennedy Krieger Institute in 1987 and has worked as an audiologist since that time. He became clinical manager of audiology in 1996 and the director of the Department of Audiology in 1997. He has served as an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine since 2001. Dr. Pillion is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology.
Dr. Pillion's research interests include measurements of auditory evoked potentials, otoacoustic emissions and speech perception in individuals with normal and abnormal hearing as well as in individuals with neurological dysfunction.
Emmett SD, Schmitz J, Pillion J, Wu L, Khatry SK, Karna SL, LeClerq SC, West KP Jr. (2014). Hearing loss is associated with decreased nonverbal intelligence in rural Nepal. Otology & Neurotology, 36(1), 86-92.
Pillion JP, Shiffler DE, Hoon AH, Lin DD. (2014). Severe auditory processing disorder secondary to viral meningoencephalitis. International Journal of Audiology, 53(6), 427-431.
Pillion, JP. (2014). Auditory Brainstem Response in Rett Syndrome. In Patel VB, Preedy, VR, Martin CR, Comprehensive Guide to Autism (pp 2711-2721). New York: Springer Reference.
Pillion JP, Santos F, Vernick DM, Shapiro J. (2013). Hearing Loss in Osteogenesis Imperfecta. In Shapiro J, Byers P, Glorieux F, Sponseller P, Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A Translational Approach to Brittle Bone Disease (pp 305-312). London: Elsevier Academic Press.
Schmitz J, Pillion JP, LeClerq SC, Khatry SK, Wu LS, Prasad R, Karna SL, Shrestha SR, West KP Jr. (2010). Prevalence of hearing loss and ear morbidity among adolescents and young adults in rural southern Nepal. International journal of audiology, 49(5), 388-394.
Pillion JP, Bibat G, Naidu S. (2010). Effects of sedation on auditory brainstem response in Rett syndrome. Pediatric Neurology, 42(5), 331-334.
DiPietro JA, Kivlighan KT, Costigan KA, Rubin SE, Shiffler DE, Henderson JL, Pillion JP. (2010). Prenatal antecedents of newborn neurological maturation. Child Development, 81(1), 115-130.
Wasserman EE, Nelson K, Rose NR, Rhode C, Pillion JP, Seaberg E, Talor MV, Burek L, Eaton W, Duggan A, Yolken RH. (2009). Infection and thyroid autoimmunity: A seroepidemiologic study of TPOaAb. Autoimmunity, 42(5), 439-446.
Pillion JP, Shapiro J. (2008). Audiological findings in osteogenesis imperfecta. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 19(8), 595-601.
Wasserman EE, Nelson K, Rose NR, Eaton W, Pillion JP, Seaberg E, Talor MV, Burek L, Duggan A, Yolken RH. (2008). Maternal thyroid autoantibodies during the third trimester and hearing deficits in children: an epidemiologic assessment. American Journal of Epidemiology, 167(6), 701-710.
Pillion JP, Moser HW, Raymond GV. (2008). Auditory function in adrenomyeloneuropathy. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 269(1-2), 24-29.
Hattiangadi N, Pillion JP, Slomine B, Christensen J, Trovato MK, Speedie LJ. (2005). Characteristics of auditory agnosia in a child with severe traumatic brain injury: a case report. Brain and Language, 92(1), 12-25.
Mahone EM, Pillion JP, Hoffman J, Hiemenz JR, Denckla MB. (2005). Construct validity of the auditory continuous performance test for preschoolers. Developmental Neuropsychology, 27(1), 11-33.