Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Wafaa Kaf

Wafaa Kaf






Professional Building 253


Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Missouri State University
Communication Sciences and Disorders
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897 work


  • PhD, 2003, University of Pittsburgh
  • MS, 1992, Assiut University Hospitals, Assiut, Egypt
  • MD, 1987, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt


  • CSD 834 Diagnostic Audiology I
  • CSD 850 Pediatric Audiology—Integrated Service-Learning course
  • CSD 844 Auditory Electrophysiology (EP)                                
  • CDS 990 Electrophysiology Laboratory                                             
  • CSD 692 Grand Round
  • CSD 945 Central Auditory Processing Disorders
  • CSD 946 Genetics and Hearing Loss
  • CSD 999 Doctoral Research Thesis
  • CSD 899 Doctoral Research Project
  • UHC 110 Freshmen Honors Seminar—Integrated Service-Learning course

Research and professional interests

  • Early auditory evoked potential (AEP) using steady-state response for estimation of hearing thresholds, binaural interaction component and generator sites
  • Investigating the integrity of the auditory efferent system in children with ASD and normals, as well as investigating the validity and reliability of the cochlear microphonic AEP as a potential technique to study the efferent system
  • Evaluation of middle ear function using wideband absorbance tympanometry in normal and abnormal middle ear conditions

Awards and honors

  • Margo Skinner Award for Outstanding Audiologist in Missouri, Missouri Academy of Audiology, 2009 
  • Missouri State Foundation for Excellence in Teaching Award, 2009
  • Provost Fellow, Public Affairs Conference, Missouri State University, 2013-14
  • Outstanding Graduate Advisor Award, 2012
  • Faculty Community Service Award, 2012
  • The 2010 CAPCSD Honors of the Council Award, 2010
  • Missouri State Board of Governor Teaching Award, 2009