Danielle Kelsay, M.A., CCC-A

Clinical Associate Professor

Danielle Kelsay CV

Clinical focus
Clinical instruction of graduate students in Audiology related to hearing loss prevention, diagnostics, and aural rehabilitation.  She also  became interested in hearing loss prevention while working on a capstone project with an Au.D. student in 2008 addressing hearing conservation for musicians.  She established and led UISAFE (University of Iowa Sound Awareness for Everyone), a group of faculty and students whose mission is to promote healthy hearing, for 10 years. Danielle is a certified Dangerous Decibels educator, presenting on hearing loss prevention at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the National Hearing Conservation Association, and the Iowa Speech-Language-Hearing Association conventions.

Courses taught

  • CSD:5315 Clinical Rotations in Audiology
  • CSD:6316 Advanced Externship in Audiology
  • CSD:6311 Professional Issues in Audiology
  • CSD:5314 Audiology Student Teaching
  • CSD:6319 Interprofessional Practice and Community Engagement in CSD

Selected publications / presentations

  • Busho, Kellsie & Kelsay, D. ONLINE FEATURE | Healthy Hearing Outreach During COVID-19 https://www.audiology.org/audiology-today-mayjune-2021/online-feature-healthy-hearing-outreach-during-covid-19.
  • Contributing Author. Iowa Head and Neck Protocols - Music and Hearing Loss. https://medicine.uiowa.edu/iowaprotocols/ (September 2020 – present)
  • Voss, R., Gibbs, J., & Kelsay, D. (2018). Say What? Grain and Livestock Producers Guide for Healthy Hearing Practices.
  • Steurer, K., & Kelsay, D. (2015). Healthy Hearing for Musicians.
  • Barber, B., & Kelsay, D. (2014). Keeping Your Hearing in Shape.
  • Midwest Clinic Directors Conference, Essential Functions: What We’ve Learned. Kelsay, Danielle MR, Subramanian, Anu.
  • National Hearing Conservation Association Annual Conference, Please Don’t Stop the Music…I Mean Outreach: Healthy Hearing Outreach in the COVID Era at the University of Iowa. Busho, Kellsie, Kelsay, Danielle MR.
  • Iowa Band Master's Association Annual Conference, Promoting Healthy Hearing in School-Aged Music Director and Students, Des Moines, Iowa. Adamec, Alyssa, Kelsay, Danielle.
  • 2018 Annual School Nurse Conference, Hearing Health Care for Children: Intervening Early to Prevent Excessive-Sound-Induced Hearing Loss, The University of Iowa College of Nursing. Fleckenstein, Stephanie, Kelsay, Danielle.
  • The National Hearing Conservation Association Annual Conference, Hawkeyes Wear Their HawkEars - A Healthy Hearing Initiative at The University of Iowa, Orlando, Florida. Kock, Kevin, Fleckenstein, Stephanie, Kelsay, Danielle.
  • National Hearing Conservation Association Conference, Teaching Hearing Loss Prevention to Students and the Community: The University of Iowa's Innovative Approach, Las Vegas, Nevada. Kelsay, D.M.R, Fleckenstein, S.



Research areas
  • Audiology and Hearing Science
Danielle Kelsay

122-E Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center (SHC)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States