James Madison University
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Jonathan Spindel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

  • Office: ISAT/CS 372
  • Phone: 540-568-3149
  • Email: spindejh@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    MSC 4304
    801 Carrier Drive
    Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807


  • Ph.D. University of Virginia

Research and Teaching Areas

  • Vestibular and Balance
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Sensory-Neural Engineering

Research Laboratory

Current and Ongoing Research Projects

  • the use of virtual reality environments to provide unique visual cues to subjects during vestibular (posturographic) testing
  • application of a round window implantable hearing device to transfer energy to the cochlea

Publications (last five years)

Spindel, JH. (2003). Middle ear implantable hearing devices. American Journal of Audiology, 11, 102-113.

Spindel, JH. (2002). An overview: Implantable hearing devices. Audiology Today, 14 (1), 11-13.

Spindel, JH. (2001). Implantable hearing device technologies. Hearing Journal, 5(8), 43-44.

National and International Conference Presentations (last five years)

“Implantable Hearing Devices: Is there a market?” American Academy of Audiology: 14th Annual Convention, April 2002

“Future directions for middle ear implantable hearing devices” Annual Meeting of the American Auditory Society, Phoenix, AZ, March 2002

“Effect of transducer placement on implantable hearing device efficiency and reverse transfer energy” Annual Meeting of the American Auditory Society, Phoenix, AZ, March 2002

“An introduction to middle-ear implants and possible areas for regulatory research” Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Office of Science and Technology, Bethesda, MD, November 2001

“Current status of middle ear implantable hearing devices” Twenty-Fifth Annual Fitzhugh Symposium, Charlottesville, VA, June 2001

Davis, DG, Mason JC, Spindel JH, Ruth RA, Scheld WM, Hashisaki GT. Hearing preservation in meningitic rats treated with ceftriaxone. 103rd Annual Meeting of the Triological Society 2000


  • November 23 - 27
    Thanksgiving break no classes held
  • December 14 - 18
    Final examinations
  • Saturday, December 19
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