Kathleen Faloon, M.A., M.S.
Instructor, Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Ms. Kathleen Faloon is a licensed and certified audiologist at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Center for Hearing and Balance. She graduated with a Master of Science degree in audiology from Illinois State University and a Master of Arts degree in gerontology from Sangamon State University. Following her clinical fellowship year with a private otolaryngology practice, she accepted a position at that office which she held for several years. She has also performed research in the field of audiology.
Ms. Faloon holds an Illinois License in Audiology and is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association and American Board of Audiology. She is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association and the Illinois Speech and Language Association and a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.
Ms. Faloon provides a full range of audiology services including diagnostic testing and hearing aid fittings for children and adults. She fits programmable and digital hearing aids, tinnitus maskers and tinnitus retraining devices. She is a provider for Early Intervention and the Department of Specialized Care for Children.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with Ms. Faloon, please call 217-545-8000.
1980 - 1982 Illinois Central College, A.A., Biology
1982 - 1984 Illinois State University, B.S., Audiology
1984 - 1985 Illinois State University, M.S., Audiology
Thesis topic: Comparison of hearing handicap made by hearing impaired individuals and significant others.
1987 - 1993 Sangamon State University, M.A., Gerontology
1984 - 1985 Graduate Assistantship
Illinois State University
1986 Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Assisted in the preparation, data collection and analysis of experiments concerning the developing auditory system
1985 - 1990 Richard Bass, M.D., S.C., Springfield, Illinois
Provided aural rehabilitation, hearing aid evaluation and placement and diagnostic testing including audiometry, auditory brainstem response testing and electronystagmography for individuals: infants through geriatrics
1990 - present Illinois Department of Public Health, Springfield, Illinois
Hearing Aid Program examiner
1990 - 1992 Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Performed auditory research involving electrocochleography and temporal processing
May 1, 1992 - present Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Provide diagnostic audiologic testing and aural rehabilitation including Auditory Brainstem Testing and hearing aid evaluations and fittings on individuals, infants through geriatrics
- Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology
- Licensed Audiologist in the State of Illinois
- Licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser in the State of Illinois
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- Illinois Speech and Hearing Association
- American Academy of Audiology
- American Auditory Society
1987 Sudden Hearing Loss Associated With Multiple Sclerosis: A Case Report.
McShane, M., Matthews, K. Illinois Speech and Hearing Association Convention. Chicago, IL February.
1992 Noninvasive Electrodes for Electrocochleography in the Chinchilla.
Campbell, K.C.M., Faloon, K., Rybak, L. Association for Research in Otolaryngology. St. Petersburg, FL February 2-6.
1992 The Effects of Aging On Gap Detection.
Faloon, K.M., Campbell, K.C.M., Hughes, L. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. San Antonio, Texas. November 18-23.
1992 Tympanometry: A Critical Component of Hearing Screening.
Faloon, K., Bass, R., Campbell, K.C.M. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. San Antonio, Texas. November 18-23.
1992 A Comparison of Noninvasive Electrodes in the Chinchilla.
Campbell, K.C.M., Faloon, K., Rybak, L. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. San Antonio, Texas. November 18-23. Published Abstracts: Campbell, Kathleen, C.M., Faloon, Kathleen M., Rybak, Leonard P. The Development of Noninvasive Electrocochleographic Recording Techniques in Animals. Meeting Abstracts of the International Electric Response Audiometry Study Group XII Biennial Symposium, Terme di Comano, Italy. September 25-29, 1991.
Campbell, Kathleen C.M., Faloon, K., Rybak, L. Noninvasive Electrodes for Electrocochleography in the Chinchilla. Association of Research in Otolaryngology in St. Petersburg, FL February 2-6, 1992. Awards:
1990 Continuing Education Award
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
1992 Continuing Education Award
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association