Joseph P. Pillion, Ph.D.

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Director, Department of Audiology

Kennedy Krieger Institute
801 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.

Biographical Sketch: 

Dr. Pillion received his BA from Western Michigan University and his MA and Ph.D. from the Ohio State University. Dr. Pillion completed a post-doctoral fellowship in audiology at Kennedy Krieger from 1982 to 1984. He was Senior Audiologist at Kennedy Krieger Institute before becoming the Clinical Manager of Audiology in 1996 and the Director of the Department of Audiology in 1997. He is also an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Pillion is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology.

Research Summary: 

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 and autism spectrum disorders.

Research Publications:

Emmett SD, Schmitz J, Pillion J, Wu L, Khatry SK, Karna SL, LeClerq SC, West KP Jr (2015). Hearing loss is associated with decreased nonverbal intelligence in rural Nepal. Otol Neurotol. 36(1), 86-92. Abstract
Pillion JP, Shiffler DE, Hoon AH, Lin DD (2014). Severe auditory processing disorder secondary to viral meningoencephalitis. Int J Audiol. 53(6), 427-31. Abstract
Wasserman EE, Pillion JP, Duggan A, Nelson K, Rohde C, Seaberg EC, Talor MV, Yolken RH, Rose NR (2012). Childhood IQ, hearing loss, and maternal thyroid autoimmunity in the Baltimore Collaborative Perinatal Project. Pediatr Res. 72(5), 525-30. Abstract
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. Int J Audiol. 49(5), 388-94. Abstract
DiPietro JA, Kivlighan KT, Costigan KA, Rubin SE, Shiffler DE, Henderson JL, Pillion JP (2010). Prenatal antecedents of newborn neurological maturation. Child Dev. 81(1), 115-30. Abstract
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), 439-46. Abstract
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. Am J Epidemiol. 167(6), 701-10. Abstract

Other Publications:

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.

Pillion, JP, Audiological assessment of infants and children with developmental disabilities. (2008). Book Chapter In: Capute’s and Accardo’s Developmental Disabilities in Infancy and Childhood – Volume II, 3rd Edition.  Edited by: P. Accardo: Paul H. Brookes, Baltimore, MD.

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