Eric C. Bielefeld

Eric Bielefeld

Eric C. Bielefeld

Professor; Chair of Audiology Oversight Subcommittee


104C Pressey Hall

Areas of Expertise

  • cochlear physiology
  • noise-induced hearing loss
  • ototoxic drugs


  • Ph.D. from SUNY Buffalo in 2005
  • BA from SUNY Buffalo in 1999

Eric Bielefeld received his undergraduate degree from SUNY at Buffalo in 1999, and then completed his PhD from SUNY at Buffalo in 2005.  He joined the Speech and Hearing Science department at Ohio State in 2009.  His research interests focus on inner ear pathology from different forms of acquired hearing loss, including noise, ototoxic drugs, and normal aging.  His current work focuses on assessing possible long-term auditory damage from therapeutic opioid medications. In addition, an ongoing area of interest is in finding or developing drugs that can be given to protect the ear from these different forms of damage.  His research work is conducted in the Auditory Physiology Lab.  Dr. Bielefeld is the instructor for the Anatomy and Physiology of the Hearing Mechanism and Hearing Conservation courses in the AuD graduate program and both offerings of the Neurology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism course in the undergraduate BA program.

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