12906-Henning, Shirley

Shirley C. Henning, MS, MINM

Adjunct Lecturer in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

OTHN - RR 132
699 Riley Hospital Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46202


Shirley Henning, M.S., CCC-SLP joined the DeVault Otologic Research Laboratory as a speech-language pathologist in 2004 after receiving her master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Vanderbilt University. While at Vanderbilt, she received specialized cochlear implant training under the U.S. Department of Education Personnel Preparation Grant, “Multi-personnel Training to Support Deaf Children with Cochlear Implants in Rural Education Settings.”

Shirley has expertise in all aspects of speech, language, speech perception, and neurocognitive assessments with children and young adults who use cochlear implants or hearing aids. Her role in the DeVault Lab includes the overall management and execution of multiple multi-site research protocols. This includes the test administration; direct and indirect supervision and training of lab staff; data collection quality assurance; coordination between research sites and departments; recruitment; documentation; community outreach; and special projects. She directed the subcontract for a 5-year NIH-funded study of the development and adaptive behavior of young children who have mild to severe hearing loss.

Shirley has presented research findings at local, national and international conferences and has given guest lectures at IU Bloomington Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, IU School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology Grand Rounds, and Child Psychology Didactics in the Department of Psychiatry at IU School of Medicine.

Shirley has a background in international banking, having worked for a major U.S. bank in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and New York City for more than 20 years. An avid traveler, she has visited numerous countries for both business and pleasure and speaks German fluently.

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