Brad Rakerd Ph.D.

Brad Rakerd


  • Communicative Sciences & Disorders
(517) 432-8195


Brad Rakerd is a Professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. His previous appointments include Chairperson of the Department, Co-Director of MSUs Hearing Research Center, and Director of the Oyer Speech-Language Hearing Clinic. Professor Rakerd is currently an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Audiology. His research interests include sound localization, speech perception, and cognitive effects of hearing impairment. Professor Rakerd is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Acoustical Society of America. His MSU affiliations include the Acoustics Research Group, the Cognitive Sciences Program, and MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters,and Social Sciences Online. Research Interests Sound localization, Speech perception, Hearing impairment and cognitive effort


A.B., 1974, Brown University M.A., 1976, University of Pennsylvania Ph. D., 1982, University of Connecticut

MSU Affiliations

Acoustics Research Group Oral History in the Digital Age (OHDA) Project Team Cognitive Science Program

Research and Teaching

Spatial Hearing, Speech Perception. Hearing Impairment and Cognitive Effort, Hearing aid Fitting

Related Work

Contact Information

404 Wilson Rd, Room
Communication Arts and Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824