Gail Chermak
509-335-4526 (Pullman)
509-358-7598 (Spokane)


Gail D. Chermak, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

Dept. of Speech & Hearing Sciences


Courses Taught
SHS 477: Aural Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests

  • Central auditory processing disorders
  • International rehabilitation program development

Additional Information
Dr. Gail D. Chermak is an internationally recognized authority on central auditory processing disorder (CAPD). She has published extensively and lectured around the world on differential diagnosis and treatment of CAPD. Her two-volume "Handbook of Central Auditory Processing Disorder," edited with Frank Musiek, now in its second edition, is considered the definitive text on CAPD.

Chermak is professor of audiology and chair of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Washington State University. She has authored or edited six books, published more than 115 articles and book chapters and presented more than 200 invited and refereed lectures, seminars and papers at national and international conferences, symposia and other venues. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the 2010 American Academy of Audiology's (AAA) Distinguished Achievement Award and 2014 Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the highest honor the Association bestows.

Funded by the Kellogg Foundation, the World Institute on Disability and the Fulbright American Republics Research Program, Chermak has traveled extensively, consulting with public and private agencies in the area of rehabilitation service delivery. She has chaired and served on a number of national professional committees and task forces, including the 2005 ASHA Work Group on Central Auditory Processing Disorder, which authored a technical report and position statement, and the 2010 AAA Task Force, which authored clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment and management of children and adults with central auditory processing disorder. She served as program chair for the first and second global conferences on CAPD held in conjunctions with the annual AAA convention in 2012 and 2014.