Cochlear Implant Program Staff

Timothy E Hullar, MD - Director, Cochlear Implant Program

Timothy Hullar, MD
Dr. Hullar joined the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 2015 as Director of Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery and Director of the Cochlear Implant Program.  After graduating from Stanford University, he taught high school at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.  He received a Fulbright scholarship to study at the Max-Planck-Institut in Cologne, Germany before his medical studies at Harvard Medical School.  His clinical interests include the treatment of adults and children with hearing loss, tinnitus and imbalance, chronic ear disease, and benign and malignant tumors of the ear and lateral skull base.   He is board certified in Otolaryngology with additional certification in Neurotology.  He runs an active research laboratory focusing on cochlear implantation and imbalance. 

 

Sarah Liebler, MS, PA-C

Sarah Liebler, MS, PA-C
Sarah Liebler, PA-C, is originally from the Midwest and received her Bachelor of Science degree at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She subsequently completed her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon in 2004. Sarah is a NCCPA board certified physician assistant and an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Sarah returned to OHSU in 2012 to join the Neurotology/Skull Base Surgery team as an instructor. She works closely with Dr Tim Hullar and enjoys seeing patients with a wide variety of ear and hearing concerns. She also sees patients as part of  the OHSU Cochlear Implant program. Prior to joining the Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery department, Sarah spent seven years practicing with a private ENT group in Portland. She serves as an instructor and mentor for physician assistant students and is actively involved with the Oregon Health & Science Physician Assistant Program.

 

Jessica Eggleston, AuD, CCC-A

Jessica Eggleston, AuD, CCC-A
Dr. Eggleston earned her Doctorate in Audiology from the University at Buffalo in 2010.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders and Sciences from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 2005.  She specializes in adult and pediatric diagnostic audiology, hearing aids, balance and vestibular evaluations, and cochlear implants.  She conducts research on cochlear implant and hearing aid patient outcomes and is particularly interested in cochlear implant and hearing aid use combined.   Dr. Eggleston, along with the other members of the OHSU Cochlear Implant Team, present information about cochlear implants throughout the year to the Hearing Loss Association of Oregon, in addition to other local organizations. Dr. Eggleston also enjoys mentoring Doctoral Audiology students and helping them develop into confident Audiologists.  She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

 

Jennifer Fowler, AuD, CCC-A

Jennifer Fowler, AuD, CCC-A
Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech and Hearing Science from The University of Iowa in 2008. She obtained her Master of Arts Degree in Audiology from The University of Iowa in 2011 and graduated from The University of Iowa as a Doctor of Audiology in 2012. Jennifer specializes in diagnostic audiology for pediatric and adult patients, balance assessments, and working with adult and pediatric patients with hearing aids and cochlear implants. 

Carrie Lakin, AuD, CCC-A

Carrie Lakin, AuD, CCC-A
Carrie received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Willamette University in 2002.  She graduated from San Diego State/University of California-San Diego as a Doctor of Audiology in 2008.  Carrie specializes in diagnostic audiology for both pediatrics and adults, balance assessment, and working with adult hearing aid and cochlear implant patients. 

Jessica L Middaugh, AuD, FAAA

Jessica Middaugh, AuD, FAAA
Dr. Middaugh received her Bachelor of Science degree in hearing, speech, and language sciences from Ohio University in 2010.  She graduated from the Ohio State University as a Doctor of Audiology in 2014.  She joined OHSU in 2013 as a fellow in the Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) program.  Dr. Middaugh specializes in pediatric and adult diagnostic audiology, as well as pediatric and adult cochlear implants and hearing aids.  Her research and clinical interests include audiologic outcomes in patients with developmental disabilities.

Jessica Van Auken, MA, CCC-A

Jessica Van Auken, MA, CCC-A
Jessica graduated from Western Washington University – Bellingham, Washington, with her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2002, and her Master of Arts Degree in Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation in 2005.  Jessica specializes in diagnostic audiology and cochlear implants for both pediatric and adult patients, and provides aural rehabilitation therapy for pediatric and adult patients with hearing loss. 

Lina Reiss, PhD

Lina Reiss, PhD
Dr. Lina Reiss joined the department in January 2010 as a researcher in the Cochlear Implant Program and Oregon Health Research Center. She completed a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University in 1997 and went on to earn a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2005. Dr Reiss completed a Postdoctoral fellowship in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Iowa ( 2005-2009). She joined the OHSU Otolaryngology Department as an Assistant Professor in Otolaryngology and Biomedical Engineering, working as a researcher in outcomes (results)  in patients with cochlear implants.

Dr. Reiss is the director of the Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aid Research Lab (CIHAR Lab). She is currently recruiting children and adults (normal-hearing, hearing-aid users, and cochlear implant users) for research studies on auditory perception.

  • More about CIHAR Lab research participation opportunities, click here.
  • Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aid Research Lab, click here.