All children deserve the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential.


Susan Norton, PhD CCC-A joined the University of Washington faculty in 1991. She is a professor in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery and an adjunct profession in the Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences. Dr. Norton is the Chief of Audiology Programs & Research at Seattle Children's Hospital. She earned her PhD in Hearing Science from the University of Washington and completed a NIH post-doctoral fellowship at Boys Town National Research Hospital. Her passion is early diagnosis and intervention for children with hearing loss.


Undergraduate Education: University of Denver, Denver, CO, 1971

Graduate Education: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1982

Fellowship: Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE 1984

Memberships: American Academy of Audiology, American Auditory Society, Association for Research in Otolarngology, Cochlear Implant Alliance, Acoustical Society of America

Awards and honors 

2008: Outstanding Alumnus University of Washington Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences

Academic interests 


Pediatric Cochlear Implants, Pediatric Audiology



Pediatric hearing loss


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