Jourdan T. Holder


Clinician Scientist


I am currently the Director of the Cochlear Implant Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where I serve adult and pediatric cochlear implant patients in the clinic in addition to conducting research in Vanderbilt’s Cochlear Implant Research Lab. My primary research interests are understanding and improving speech perception and quality of life outcomes for cochlear implant recipients using a variety of different methods and improving access to cochlear implant technology especially for non-traditional pediatric candidates. ​

Since obtaining my AuD degree, I have maintained an active clinical practice in which my experience includes evaluation and treatment of hearing loss across the lifespan, fitting of cochlear implants, hearing aids, and assistive technology, and developing well-considered communication plans with families and interdisciplinary teams. In addition to my clinical role, I am building a programmatic line of research focused on improving hearing outcomes and quality of life for adult and pediatric cochlear implant recipients. My role as a researcher, leader, and active clinician allows me to support the transition of research findings from the lab to clinical practice.

Outside of work, I enjoy camping and traveling with my husband and our two pups, Murphy & Charlotte.

Selected Work

Cochlear Implant Use Questionnaire (CIUQ).pdf

Cochlear Implant Use Questionnaire (CIUQ)

Webinar 1.31.22.pptx

Current and Expanding Indications in Adult and Pediatric Cochlear Implants

Dissertation Defense