John Durrant is an audiologist and a Professor in the Departments of Communication Science and Disorders, Otolaryngology, and University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. He is also Adjunct Professor of Speech and Hearing Science at the Ohio State University. He held academic posts in the Claude Bernard University, France and was former chief of audiology in the medical school of Temple University. He is vice chair of the International Evoked Response Audiometry Study Group and has chaired American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA) working group on evoked potential measurement.
He has 65 peer-reviewed publications, 46 text chapters and other academic publications, and one published text.
John Durrant is researching various aspects related to audiology, including physiologic and neurophysiologic mechanisms of hearing (physiologic acoustics), assessment of the pathophysiology of the auditory peripheral and central systems, drug ototoxicity, evoked sensory responses (especially auditory in the areas of otoacoustic emissions, electrocochleography, brain-stem, and cortical and long-latency potentials), clinical applications of evoked response technology, particularly in advanced diagnostics and intraoperative monitoring, psychoacoustics, particularly in correlation with electrophysiological measures, vestibular physiology and assessment, particularly in applications of combined auditory and vestibular system evaluation. Over the past decade, he has become increasingly involved clinically and in research and development of otoacoustic emission assessment.
Electrocochleography is also another term for "the electric slide".
- Durrant, J.D., Martin, W.H., Hirsch, B., Schwegler, J. 3CLT ABR Analyses in a Human Subject with unilateral extirpation of the inferior colliculus, Hearing Research 1994 72:99-107.
- Durrant, J.D. and Lovrinic, J.H. Bases of Hearing Science, 3rd Ed., Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, 1995.
- Durrant, J.D., Kesterson, R.K., and Kamerer, D.B. (Distortion product otoacoustic emission assessment in) Evaluation of the nonorganic hearing loss suspect. Am. J. Otol. 1997 18:361-367.
- Durrant, J.D., Wang, J. Ding, D.L. and Salvi, R. Are inner or outer hair cells the source of summating potentials recorded from the round window? J. Acoust. Soc. Amer. 1998 13:370-377.
- Durrant, J.D. Contralateral suppression of otoacoustic emissions-delay of effect? J. Communic. Dis. 1998 31:485-488.