Gayla Poling earned her M.A. in Speech and Hearing Science from The Ohio State University and completed her Clinical Fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. She practiced as a clinical audiologist at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) prior to returning to Ohio State where she earned a Ph.D. in Hearing Science. She completed postdoctoral training focused on translational research at the Medical University of South Carolina and Northwestern University. She is a Research Audiologist in the Clinical Care, Rehabilitation and Restoration Directorate, Defense Hearing Center of Excellence. Dr. Polingâ€™s primary research interest is in the early detection and prevention of hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors (ototoxicity).