Sara Misurelli, PhD, AuD, CCC-A

Assistant Professor

Director of Audiology, Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Clinical Audiology Supervisor, UW Health
(608) 263-0121

600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792


  • PhD, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 2014
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • AuD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 2019
  • Clinical Externship, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Misurelli serves as the Director of Audiology with the Division of Otolaryngology, as well as Clinical Audiology Supervisor for UW Health. The UW Health Audiology Clinics specialize in diagnostic testing and communication options for adult and pediatric patients with hearing loss. Dr. Misurelli’s clinical interests include hearing aids, adult and pediatric diagnostic testing, and cochlear implants.

Research Interests

Dr. Misurelli’s overarching research goal is to translate research findings into advancements in clinical care and improvement in long-term outcomes for individuals with hearing loss. Her current research investigates questions related to perceptive versus objective measures of hearing for individuals who use amplification and implantable devices, as well as the factors that impact use of these devices.

Recent Publications

  • Breaking Down Communication Barriers: Assessing the Need for Audiologists to Have Access to Clinically Relevant Sign Language.
    Panning S, Lee RL, Misurelli SM
    J Am Acad Audiol 2021 04; 32(4): 261-267
    [PubMed ID: 34082464]

  • Systematic Comparison of Trial Exclusion Criteria for Pupillometry Data Analysis in Individuals With Single-Sided Deafness and Normal Hearing.
    Burg EA, Thakkar T, Fields T, Misurelli SM, Kuchinsky SE, Roche J, Lee DJ, Litovsky RY
    Trends Hear 2021 Jan-Dec; 25: 23312165211013256
    [PubMed ID: 34024219]

  • Review of Hearing Loss Among Racial/Ethnic Minorities in the United States.
    Lor M, Thao S, Misurelli SM
    West J Nurs Res 2021 Sep; 43(9): 859-876
    [PubMed ID: 33302816]

  • Auditory Attention and Spatial Unmasking in Children With Cochlear Implants.
    Misurelli SM, Goupell MJ, Burg EA, Jocewicz R, Kan A, Litovsky RY
    Trends Hear 2020 Jan-Dec; 24: 2331216520946983
    [PubMed ID: 32812515]

  • Auditory motion tracking ability of adults with normal hearing and with bilateral cochlear implants.
    Moua K, Kan A, Jones HG, Misurelli SM, Litovsky RY
    J Acoust Soc Am 2019 04; 145(4): 2498
    [PubMed ID: 31046310]

All Publications on PubMed