Heather Reading

Off-site Clinical Coordinator for the Doctor of Audiology Program

Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Instructor
Office: Speech and Hearing Building, Room 120-D
Phone: 409-880-8177
Email: heather.reading@lamar.edu

Bachelor of Science, Lamar University, December 2002, Communication Disorders 
Doctorate of Audiology, Lamar University, August 2007

Specialty Areas 
Diagnostics, Hearing technology, Cochlear Implants, Aural Rehabilitation 

Teaching (current or in the past 5 years)
Undergraduate: Introduction to Audiology, Aural Rehabilitation

Graduate: Advanced Clinical Practicum (1st years), Advanced Clinical Practicum (2nd & 3rd years), Externship, Cochlear Implants, Electrophysiology, Advanced Hearing Aids, Aural Rehabilitation

Presentations and Research

Weller, S. & Reading, H. (2016) Frequency Specific Bone Conduction: Normative Data Study Using CE-Chirp Octave Bands. Presented at the National American Academy of Audiology Conference in Arizona. 

Reading, H. (2015) CE Chirp and Bone Conduction: Can you see me now? International webinar presentation in association with Grason-Stadler Instruments (GSI). 

Reading, H. (2014) Clinical Supervision: Developmental Levels and Learning Styles of Supervisees presentation to Southeast Texas Speech-Language and Hearing Association (SETSHA) at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. 

Reading, H., Bellon-Harn, M., & Watson, G. (2014). Supervisory Processes: Creating optimal learning environments. Presentation at the Texas Speech and Hearing Association (TSHA) “Supervisory Processes: Creating optimal learning environments”


  • Reading, H., Key Personnel Chisholm, L. (PI), Dockens, A. (PI), Pipkins, C. (PI). 2021 Applied. 2022 Awarded. LU Interprofessional Rural Health Literacy and Chronic Care Project. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). $230,167
  • Application for Research Enhancement Grant: Reading, H. & Manchaiah, Vinaya. Professional training in audiology: How evidence-based it is? (Spring 2015)
  • Awarded an Equipment Grant from Otometrics to house the Capella2 TE/DP OAE system in the Audiology Clinic at Lamar (Fall 2013)

Mentored Student Grants

2019     *Torres, M., Dockens, A.L., & Reading, H. Perceptions of Audiological Care in Public Schools by School Administrators and Staff in Southeast Texas. Ronald E. McNair Scholars Fellowship, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas. $2800 student stipend; $1000 faculty stipends; $150 miscellaneous research needs; Summer room, board, tuition, and fees for the student.

2018     *Boase, K., Dockens, A.L., & Reading, H. Identifying Use of On-Campus Hearing Services and Accommodations by College Students with Hearing Loss in Southeast Texas. Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Lamar University Office of Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas. $4500 total: $1000 research funds; $2000 student stipend; $1000 faculty stipends; $500 faculty travel award.

Service (current or within past 5 years)

  • Summer 2022 Nursing Faculty Search Committee
  • Spring 2022 Audiology Faculty Search Committee
  • 2021 Assisted with successful re-accreditation process for the Doctor of Audiology Program
  • Fall 2020- present Diversity Admissions Policy Review Departmental Committee
  • Fall 2019- Present Participated on Judge Joe J. Fisher Distinguished Lecture Series Committee
  • 2015-2017: Served on the University Professor and Merit Award Committee
  • 2015-2017: Student/Faculty Relations Committee
  • Audiology Doctoral Student Search Committee
  • 2015: Lamar University Strategic Planning Committee
  • Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Task Force
  • Spring 2015: Presentation for the Orange Lions Club on Hearing Loss and Lamar Audiology
  • 2015-2016 Texas Academy of Audiology Silent Auction Committee
  • 2015: Gruber Symposium Committee
  • 2015-Present Served on the Search Committee for Audiology Faculty
  • 2016-present Participated in administering/reviewing comprehensive examinations for audiology graduate students
  • Co-Sponsor/Advisor for Student Academy of Audiology (SAA)
  • Teamed up with local private practice Audiologist and Audiology graduate students to provide hearing screenings at the St. Katharine Drexler Health Fair in Beaumont, TX. (5thth year to participate) (Heath fairs generate clients for Lamar’s Speech and Hearing Clinic)
  • Teamed up with SERTOMA and SAA to do SAFE EARS for local school (St. Catherine’s-Fall 2017)
  • Maintained Audiology Texas State Licensure
  • Member Texas Academy of Audiology (TAA)
  • Member of American Academy of Audiology
  • Member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association