Shaum P. Bhagat

Shaum P. Bhagat, Ph.D.Shaum P. Bhagat, Ph.D.
Department Chair and Professor
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Shaum P. Bhagat, Ph.D., CCC-A, F-AAA, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Audiology at San José State University. Previously, Dr. Bhagat served as Chair of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences at SJSU. Dr. Bhagat also taught in the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) Program at the University of Memphis, and he served as Director of the Hearing Science Research Laboratory (HSRL). Dr. Bhagat has experience teaching several courses in the AuD curriculum, including Anatomy and Physiology, Hearing Science, Auditory Electrophysiology, Hearing Conservation, Vestibular Assessment and Rehabilitation, Medical Audiology, Research Methods, and Instrumentation and Calibration.

The research conducted in the HSRL focused on examining otoacoustic emissions, or sounds emitted from human cochleae. Topics investigated in the HSRL provided insights into the effects of acoustic experiences and ototoxic medications on cochlear function and hearing. Dr. Bhagat has established research collaborations with colleagues at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and the Istituto di Ingegneria Biomedica in Milan, Italy.

Dr. Bhagat has authored over 100 research publications and research presentations. His peer-reviewed journal articles have appeared in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Hearing Research, Audiology and Neurotology, International Journal of Audiology, American Journal of Audiology, Journal of Clinical OncologyPediatric Blood and Cancerand the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Bhagat has presented his research internationally at Oxford University and Keele University in the U.K. The research program of Dr. Bhagat has been supported by grants from the Grammy Foundation and the Turtle Beach Corporation. Dr. Bhagat has secured internal grants to support his research from Louisiana State University, The University of Memphis, and San José State University.

Dr. Bhagat enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, reading, going to movies, and watching college sporting events.