Research Interests:

On-ear fitting capabilities of PSAPs and OTC hearing aids; effects of varying degrees of HIV on the auditory system



  • PhD, Audiology; Minors in Neuroscience, Inferential Statistics, & Speech Pathology, University of Cincinnati, 1995
  • MA, Audiology; Cleveland State University, 1991
  • BA, Communication Science and Disorders, Cleveland State University, 1990

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Audiology - State of Missouri


  • Hearing Aid Infection Control Study, 1999 ($3000)
  • Graduate Faculty Research Aware, Wichita Sate University, 1997 ($13,200)
  • University of Cincinnati Distinguished Dissertation Award, 1994-95 ($15,500)
  • Graduate Summer Fellowship Grans, University of Cincinnati,1994 ($3,750)
  • Graduate Student Research Grant, Cleveland State University, 1991 ($1,200)


  • Bankaitis Smith, A.U. (2019). Resale product and accessory opportunities for audiology practices. Seminars in Hearing, 40:232-244
  • Bankaitis Smith, A.U. (2019).20Q: Amplified Stethoscopes for Medical Professionals. [On-line]. Available:
  • Bankaitis, A.U. (2019). Infection Control. In: B. Taylor (Ed). Audiology Practice Management. Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, NY
  • Voss, A., Oeding, K., Bankaitis, A.U., Pumford, J., Valente, M. (2018). Copuler and real-ear performance between PSAPs and hearing aids. Hearing Review, 25;(11):10-18
  • Bankaitis, A.U. (2019). Infection Control. In: B. Taylor (Ed). Audiology Practice Management. Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, NY
  • Voss, A., Oeding, K., Bankaitis, A.U., Pumford, J., Valente, M. (2018). Coupler and real-ear performance between PSAPs and hearing aids.  Hearing Review; 25:(11):10-18
  • Bankaitis, A.U. (2019). Through the PSAP Looking Glass. [On-line]. Available:
  • Bankaitis A.U. (2016). HIV/AIDS Overview. [On-line]. Available:
  • Bankaitis A.U. (2016). Understanding the Components of a Written Infection Control Plan [On-line]. Available:
  • Bankaitis, A.U. and Ison, P. (2015).  Medical Professional with Hearing Loss Seeking Amplified Stethoscope In: M. Valente and M. Valente (Ed) Adult Audiology Case Book. Thieme Medical Publishers, New York: NY
  • Bankaitis, A.U. (2011). Infection Control: Getting Your Practice Compliant with OSHA Standards. Audiology Practices, 2(2):22-27
  • Bankaitis, A.U. (2010). Infection Control for Communication, Hearing and Swallowing Disorders. In: D.W. Swanepoel and B. Louw (Eds.) HIV/AIDS: A Clinical Resource for Communication, Hearing and Swallowing Disorders (pp. 63-98). Plural Publishing, San Diego: CA
  • Bankaitis, A.U. (2010). Infection Control. Canadian Hearing Report, 5(2): pp.38-43
  • Bankaitis, A.U. (2010). Alarming facts every audiologist should now. Audiology Today, 22(1): pp. 40-46
  • Teymouri, J. Valente, M. and Bankaitis, A.U. (2009). Hearing assistance technology and patient counseling in audiology. Audiology Today, 21(4): pp. 54-59
  • Bankaitis, A.U. (2008). Infection Control. In: H. Dunn, R. Roeser and M. Valente (Ed) Audiology: Practice Management (2nd edition) (pp. 215-226). Thieme Publishing, New York, NY
  • Bankaitis, A.U. (2008). Hearing Assistance Technology. In: M. Valente, H. Dunn and R. Roeser (Eds). Audiology: Treatment (2nd edition) (pp.400-417). Thieme Publishing, New York, NY
  • Bankaitis, A.U. and Kemp, R.J. (2007). Infection Control in the Audiology Clinic. In: K. Campbell (Ed). Pharmacology and Ototoxicity for Audiologists (pp.124-137). Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Learning
  • Bankaitis, A.U. (2007). Cerumen Management: Mechanical Removal. [On-line]. Available:
  • Bankaitis, A.U. (2007). Hearing Assistance Technology: Integrating HAT into Clinical Practice. [On-line]. Available:
  • Fredrickson, J.M., Bankaitis, A.U. (2006). The Middle Ear Transducer Implantable Hearing Aid. INn R.Wiet (Ed), Otologic Surgery; New York, NY: Thieme Medical Publishers
  • Sturgelewski, S., Bankaitis, A.U., Klodd, R. and Hamberkamp, C. (2006). What is still growing on your patient’s hearing aids? The Hearing Journal, 59(9): pp. 45-48.
  • Bankaitis, A.U. (2005). Hearing aids: lick ‘em and stick ‘em? Sticking hearing aids in the mouth is not a good idea. Audiology Today, 17(6):pp. 12-13
  • Bankaitis, A.U. (2005). FAQs about Infection Control. Audiology Today, 17(5):pp. 17-19
  • Clark, J.G., Kemp, R.J., and Bankaitis, A.U. (2003).  Infection Control in Audiology Practice.  AmericanAcademy of Audiology Guideline.  Audiology Today, 15(5): pp. 12-19
  • Bankaitis, A.U. (2002).  What’s growing on your patients’ hearing aids?  The Hearing Journal, 55(6), pp. 48-56
  • Bankaitis, A.U., & Fredrickson, J.M. (2002).  Otologics Middle Ear Transducer (MET) implantable hearing device:  rationale, technology, and design strategies.  Trends in Amplification, 6(2): pp. 53-60.
  • Bankaitis, A.U. (2002).  The fly:  not just for soup any more, and how concerned are mothers?  The Hearing Journal, 54(2): pp. 69-72
  • Bankaitis, A.E (2001).  A different kind of communication disorder:  dealing with the media.  Audiology Today, 12(6): pp. 12.
  • Sargent, E.W., Herrmann, B., Hollenbeak, C.S, & Bankaitis, A.E. (2001).  The minimum speech test battery in profound unilateral hearing loss.  Otology & Neurotology, 22(4) pp. 480-486.
  • Sargent, E.W., Bankaitis, A.E., Hollenbeak, C.S, & Currens, J.W. (2001).Mastoid oscillation in canalith respositioning for paroxysmal positional vertigo. Otology & Neurotology, 22(2) pp. 205-209.
  • Bankaitis, A.U. (2001). Hearing aids:to adjust or not to adjust? The Hearing Journal, 54(2): pp. 62-64.
  • Bankaitis, A.U. (2001). Back in the SADL, plus schwannoma management. The Hearing Journal, 54(2): pp. 68-71.
  • Bankaitis, A.U. (2001). Eye-catching articles on fMRI, captioning. The Hearing Journal, 54(6): pp. 68-75.
  • Bankaitis, A.U. (2001). New articles include comparison of amplification technologies over 100 years. The Hearing Journal, 54(4):84-87.
  • Bankaitis, A.U. (2001). Introducing a new column to help keep your New Years resolution. The Hearing Journal, 54(2):56-59.
  • Bankaitis, A.U. (2001). A different kind of communication disorder. Audiology Today
  • Bankaitis, A.E. & Isaacson, P.M.(2001). Missouri’s Outlook on HB1068, Letter to the Editor. Audiology Today, 11(6):17-18
  • Kemp, R.J., Bankaitis, A.E. (2000). Infection Control for Audiologists. In: H. Dunn, R. Roeser and M. Valente (Ed) Handbook of Audiology (pp. 257-272). Thieme Publishing, New York, NY
  • Keith, R.W. & Bankaitis, A.E. (1999).Intraoperative Monitoring:  Challenging or Boring? Audiology Today, 11(6):17-18.
  • Bankaitis, A.E. (1998). An introduction to HIV/AIDS. Seminars in Hearing, 19(2): p.119-30
  • Schountz, T. & Bankaitis, A.E. (1998).Basic Anatomy and Physiology of the Immune System. Seminars in Hearing, 19(2):131-142.
  • Bankaitis, A.E. & Schountz, T.(1998). HIV-related ototoxicity. Seminars in Hearing, 19(2):155-163
  • Bankaitis, A.E., Christensen, L.A., Murphy, G.B., & Morehouse, C.R., (1998).HIV/AIDS and Auditory Evoked Potentials. Seminars in Hearing, 19(2):177-193.
  • Bankaitis (1996). A Viewpoint: audiological changes attributable to HIV-infection.  Audiology Today, 8(6): p.14-16.
  • Bankaitis, A.E. (1995). The effects of click rate on the auditory brain stem response (ABR) in patients with varying degrees of HIV-infection: a pilot study. Ear and Hearing, 16(3): p. 321-324
  • Bankaitis, A.E. & Keith (1995). Audiological changes associated with HIV-infection. Ear Nose and Throat Journal, 74(5): p. 353-359
  • Bankaitis, A.E., Keith, R.W. (1994).  Intraoperative monitoring of extraocular cranial nerves. In D. Beck (Ed.), Handbook of Intraoperative Monitoring (pp. 17-33). San Diego: Singular Publishing, Inc.
  • Bankaitis, A.E., Keith, R.W. (1994).  The trigeminal nerve.  In D. Beck (Ed.), Handbook of Intraoperative Monitoring (pp. 35-42). San Diego: Singular Publishing Group, Inc.
  • Bankaitis, A.E., Keith, R.W. (1994).  The hypoglossal nerve.  In D. Beck (Ed.), Handbook of Intraoperative Monitoring (pp. 119-127).  San Diego

Awards and Honors:

  • 2017 Audiologist of the Year, Missouri Academy of Audiology
  • 2016 President's Aware, American Academy of Audiology
  • 2013 Distinguished Alumna Award, University of Cincinnati
  • 1994 Distinguished Dissertation Award, University of Cincinnati


    • numerous since 1995 in the areas of HIV/AIDS, Infection Control, Cerumen Management, Assistive Listening Technology, PSAPs & OTC, Business Development and Alternative Sources of Revenue, Digital Marketing, Gender Pay Gap.