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Jiong "Joe" Hu, PhD

Assistant Professor


Phone: 209.945.6665


BS in Physics, Nanjing University, 2005

PhD, Ohio University, 2013

AuD, Ohio University, 2016

At Pacific Since: 2015

Jiong "Joe" Hu, PhD earned his bachelor of science in physics from Nanjing University in China. He became interested in the field of audiology and continued his education at Ohio University where he earned his doctor of philosophy in 2013, and his doctor of clinical audiology in 2016. He joined the Pacific faculty in 2015.

Dr. Hu is a member of the American Academy of Audiology. His primary research interests are auditory electrophysiology and neuroplasticity. Most recently his research has focused on examining the impact of bilirubin-induced neurotoxicity on the auditory system in newborns and infants, as well as the effect of long term auditory exposure on pitch coding ability at the brainstem level in adults with different language backgrounds.

Dr. Hu enjoys hiking, running and playing badminton. He loves riding motorcycles and is also a licensed pilot.


Teaching Philosophy: "Students first."


AUDI 303 - Signals and Systems
AUDI 307 - Diagnostic Audiology II
AUDI 343 - Research Methods
AUDI 345 - Hearing Disorders
AUDI 349 - Industrial Audiology


Research Summary: “The effect of language background on pitch coding ability at the brainstem level in newborns and young infants.”

Research Interests:

  • Auditory Electrophysiology
  • Neuroplasticity