Charles Pudrith, Ph.D., Au.D.

Title: Assistant Professor/ACUE Distinguished Teaching Scholar
Division: Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Unit: Audiology
Office Location: Wellness/Literacy 1124
Office Phone: 815-753-6246

Courses Taught

  • AUD 677: Adult Audiological Assessment
  • AUD 780: Medical Audiology
  • COMD 300: Introduction to Audiology
  • AUD 727: Auditory and Vestibular Pathology
  • AUD 798: AuD Research
  • AUD 606: Noise and Its Effects on Humans


  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, communication sciences and disorders
  • Au.D., Western Michigan University
  • B.A., Michigan State University, audiology and speech science
  • B.S., Michigan State University, biochemistry/biotechnology

Certification and Licensure

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology
  • Licensed to practice Audiology in the state of Illinois

Research Interest

  • Diagnosis of noise-induced hearing loss
  • Biomarkers of sensorineural hearing loss
  • Access to audiological services

Published Research

Pudrith C, Walsh S, Bender T, Kushnick M (2022) Association of audiometric thresholds with HbA1c and blood lipid levels. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders Nov;20(9):543-549. doi: 10.1089/met.2022.0057.

Pudrith C, Phillips S, and Labban J (2022) Association of self-reported noise exposure and audiograms processed with algorithms proposed to quantify noise-induced hearing loss. International Journal of Audiology Oct;61(10):809-817. doi: 10.1080/14992027.2021.1983216.

Pudrith C, Grider E, and Kitner B (2021) Perceived hearing loss and availability of audiologists in Appalachia. Journal of Appalachian Health 2(3):29-44. doi: 10.13023/jah.0304.04

Pudrith, C. & Dudley, W. (2019) Sensorineural hearing loss and volatile organic compound metabolites in urine. American Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Medicine. 40(3):409-412

Katbamna, B., Klutz, N., Pudrith, C., Lavery, J.P., and Ide, C.F. (2013). Prenatal smoke exposure: effects on infant auditory system and placental gene expression. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 38, 61-71. doi:10.1916/

Dattaray, P., Pudrith, C., Nyc, M.A., Martin, D., Kim, Y.H., Jahng, P., Jung T. (2011). Effect of Ciprofloxacin/Dexamethasone versus Ciprofloxacin/Hydrocortisone on Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Experimental Otitis Media. Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery. 145(2), 288-94. doi: 10.1177/01945998811403868

Pudrith, C., Kim ,Y.H., Martin, D., Gupta, A., Inman, J., Wareham, R., … Jung, T. (2010). Effect of topical glucocorticoid treatment in chinchilla model of lipopolysaccharide induced otitis media with effusion. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 74(11), 1273-75. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2018.08.003

Pudrith, C.B., Martin, D., Kim, Y.H., Jahng, P., Kim B., Wall G.M. and Jung T.K. (2010). Glucocorticoids reduce nitric oxide concentration in middle ear effusion from lipopolysaccharide induced otitis media. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology,74(4), 384-6. doi. 10.1016/j.ijporl.2010.01.008

Sommer S., Pudrith C.B., Colvin C.J., and Coussens P.M. (2009). Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis suppresses expression of IL-12p40 and iNOS genes induced by signalling through CD40 in bovine monocyte-derived macrophages. Veterinarian Immunology and Immunopathology, 128(1-3), 44-52. doi. 10.1016/j.vetimm.2008.10.294

Upham B.L., Blaha L., Babica P., Park J., Sovadinova I., Pudrith C., … Trosko J. (2008). Inhibition of intercellular signaling, a tumor promotion event, by a cigarette abundant polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon depends on phosphatidylcholine-specific phospholipase C. Cancer Science, 99(4), 696-705 doi. 10.1111/j.1349-7006.2008.00752.x

Skovgaard K., Grell S.N., Heegaard, P.M., Jungerse, G., Pudrith, C.B., and Coussens, P.M. (2006). Differential expression of genes encoding CD30L and P-selectin in cattle with Johne's disease: progress toward a diagnostic gene expression signature. Veterinarian Immunology and Immunopathology, 112(3-4), 210-24

Coussens, P.M., Pudrith, C.B., Skovgaard, K., Ren, X., Suchyta, S.P., Stabel, J.R., Heegaard, P.M. (2005). Johne's disease in cattle is associated with enhanced expression of genes encoding IL-5, GATA-3, tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases 1 and 2, and factors promoting apoptosis in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Veterinarian Immunology and Immunopathology, 105(3-4):221-34

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