April Townsley, Au.D.

Faculty Associate

Department: Otolaryngology


April Liehr Townsley, MA, received her MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interest focuses on physiological correlates of auditory perception. During her graduate studies, she investigated emerging electrophysiological evidence to support a statistical model for the categorical perception of speech sounds.

Ms. Liehr Townsley currently serves as a Faculty Associate and Assistant Director for the Department of Communicative and Vestibular Disorders at UT Southwestern. There, she provides audiological, electrophysiological, and vestibular assessments for the adult and pediatric populations of Aston Ambulatory Care Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital, and Children’s Medical Center. She also serves as a member of the Parkland Memorial Hospital Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Team.


Undergraduate University of Texas at Austin (1997)
Graduate School University of Texas at Austin (2002)
Graduate School A.t. Still University of Health Sciences (2010)

Research Interests

  • Early identification and assessment of hearing loss
  • Physiological correlates of auditory and speech perception
  • Vestibular Assessment and Management


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  • Sertoma Foundation
    Best Graduate Clinician (2001)
  • Sertoma Foundation
    Orange Service Award (1999)
  • Intel Achievement Award
    "Best of the Best" (1997)
  • Intel Foundation Minority Engineering
    Scholarship Program (1997)
  • Rockwell International Women in Engineering
    Scholarship (1996)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Audiology
  • American Speech Language Hearing Association