An audiologist, Dr. Wafaa Kaf is a professor in the department of communication sciences and disorders. Her influences in research have been shaped by several education and medical training experiences. Kaf's primary teaching and research interests are in the areas of early auditory evoked potential (AEP) using auditory brainstem response and steady-state response to assess hearing function in healthy and special needs populations.
She also conducts pioneering AEP research studies to assess the neural adaptation function of the inner ear and the auditory nerve for early diagnosis of Meniere’s disease and auditory nerve lesions. In addition, Kaf also researches the integrity of the auditory efferent function in children with autism spectrum disorders. She also has a research interest in the evaluation of middle ear function using wideband absorbance tympanometry in normal and abnormal middle ear conditions.
Kaf is recognized globally for her research expertise. She has an active record of publications and presentations at both national and international conferences, as well as service to the community.
Audiologist Dr. Wafaa Kaf explains her research about the use of a novel analysis technique called Continuous Loop Averaging Deconvolution (CLAD) to best improve the sensitivity of ECochG to high click rate for diagnosing Ménière’s disease.
Audiologist Dr. Wafaa Kaf discusses ways to evaluate the hearing of challenging populations, such as an infant, or an adult with dementia.