The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Andrea D. Warner-Czyz

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Exploring how infants, children, and adolescents with hearing loss who wear cochlear implants learn to communicate with others and how communication affects how they feel about themselves

Curriculum Vitae


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-3124
Office: CR_1.510
Campus Mail Code: CD10
Website: The CHildren and Infant Listening Laboratory (CHILL)


Dr. Andrea Warner-Czyz focuses her research on the identification of risk and protective factors that influence communication and quality of life in children and adolescents who are deaf or hard of hearing, particular those using cochlear implants. Recent papers explore the effect of auditory status on emotion recognition, parental stress, and music perception, with the intent to broaden research to reflect outcomes beyond traditional measures of communication in cochlear implant users. Discerning variables associated with speech perception, speech production, language, and quality of life outcomes can drive changes in technology and therapy to yield optimized communication performance and life satisfaction for cochlear implant users.

Dr. Warner-Czyz earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois and her master’s degrees from the University of Florida and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She earned her PhD at The University of Texas at Austin.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Fowler, S.L., Calhoun, H., & Warner-Czyz, A.D. (in press). Music perception and speech-in-noise skills of typical hearing and cochlear implant users. American Journal of Audiology.

Wiseman, K.B., Warner-Czyz, A.D., & Nelson, J.A. (in press). Stress in parents of school-age children and adolescents with cochlear implants. The Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education.

Warner-Czyz, A.D., Evans, D., Turkstra, L., Scheppele, M., Song, C., & Evans, J.L. (2019). Effect of auditory status on visual emotion recognition in adolescents. Cochlear Implants International, 20(3), 127-137.

Warner-Czyz, A.D., Loy, B., Pourchot, H., White, T., & Cokely, E. (2018). Effect of hearing loss on peer victimization in school-aged children. Exceptional Children, 84(3), 280-297.

Geers, A.E., Mitchell, C.M., Warner-Czyz, A., Eisenberg, L.S., Wang, N-Y., and the Childhood Development after Cochlear Implantation Investigative Team. 2017. Impact of early sign language exposure on benefits realized from cochlear implantation. Pediatrics, 140(1), 1-9.

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