Dr. Rieko Darling, CCC-A

Professor, AuD Program Director, Audiology Clinic Director


Rieko M. Darling, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Washington University. She earned her doctoral degree in Audiology from Florida State University in 1987 and served on faculty at the University of Hawaii, Auburn University, and Baylor College of Medicine prior to coming to Western in 1995. In addition to her academic appointment, Dr. Darling also currently serves as Director of the Clinical Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) Program and as Director of the Audiology Clinic at Western.

Selected Publications

Darling, R. “Knowledge of Aging and Attitudes Toward Older People by Communication Sciences and Disorders Students”, Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Spring 2016.

Baharav, E. & Darling, R. “Case Report: Using an Auditory Trainer with Caregiver Video Modeling to Enhance Communication and Socialization Behaviors in Autism” Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2008, 38, 771-775.

Darling, R. “Hearing Loss” Alzheimer Insight: Newsletter for Alzheimer Society of Washington 2007 (July).

Villaume, W. A., Brown, M. H., Darling, R. M., Richardson, D., Hawk, R., Henry, D., & Reid, T. “Presbycusis and Conversations: Elderly Interactants Adjusting to Multiple Hearing Losses”, Research on Language and Social Interaction, 1997, 30(3), 235-262.

Jerger, J., Darling, R., & Florin, E. "Efficacy of the Cued-Listening Task in the Evaluation of Binaural Hearing Aids", Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 1994, 5:279-285.

Villaume, W. A., Brown, M. H., & Darling, R. M. "Presbycusis, Communication, and Older Adults", In M. L. Hummert, J. Wiemann, & J. Nussbaum (Eds.), Interpersonal Communication and Older Adults, 1994, Chap. 3:83-106, Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks

Villaume, W. A., Darling, R. M., Brown, M. H., Richardson, D., & Clark-Lewis, S. "the Multidimentionality of Presbycusis: Hearing Losses on the Content and Relative Dimensions of Speech" Journal of the International Listening Association, 1993, 7:111-12

Haak, N. & Darling, R. Imitation of Supra segmental Patterns of Non-native Speakers of English", American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 1993, 2:47-50.

Darling, R. & Price, L. "Loudness and the Auditory Brainstem Evoked Response", Ear and Hearing, 1990, 11:289-295.

Darling, R. "Temporal Summation of Repetitive Click Stimuli", Ear and Hearing, 1989, 10:173-177.