Danica Billingsly, Au.D., CCC-A

Title: Clinical Associate Professor/Audiology Clinical Coordinator
Division: Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Unit: Audiology/Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
Office Location: Health/Wellness 1113
Office Phone: 815-753-5309
Office Fax: 815-753-1644
Email: dbillingsly@niu.edu
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Courses Taught

  • AUD 629: Essentials of Amplification
  • AUD 630: Counseling and Audiological Rehabilitation
  • AUD 632 Tinnitus and Sound Sensitivity
  • AUD 683: Clinical Observation in Audiology
  • AUD 684: Clinical Foundations
  • AUD 685: Clinical Practicum


  • Ph.D. candidate, Instructional Technology, Northern Illinois University
  • Au.D., Salus University, Elkins Park, PA
  • M.S., Western Illinois University
  • B.S., Western Illinois University

Certification and Licensure

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A)
  • Licensed to practice Audiology in the state of Illinois

Research Interests

  • Audiology student characteristics and supervision methods
  • Application of educational theory and technology to clinical education
  • Neurodiversity in clinical education
  • Bilingualism/multicultural service provision
  • Impact of visual aspects of communication on overall understanding

Clinical Interests

  • Behavioral tinnitus assessment and management
  • Hearing assessment in school-aged children and adults
  • Management of life transitions in persons who are hard of hearing
  • Rehabilitation of hearing including amplification and assistive technology as well as counseling

Recent Publications

Skinner, K., Billingsly, D., and Conley, Q. (2023). Student Perceptions of Learning Clinical Masking in Audiology: An Exploratory Survey Study. American Journal of Audiology, 32(2), 453-463.

Skinner, K., and Billingsly, D. (2024, January 22). Course Design Overview for Audiology. AudiologyOnline. 

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College of Health and Human Sciences
Wirtz Hall 227

The Dean's Office is open for face-to-face meetings by appointment only.

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