Tony L Sahley, Ph.D.
 Title: Professor
Audiology & Auditory Neuroscience
 Dept: Health Sciences and Human Perform
 Office: JH 143
 Phone: 216-687-6983
 Fax: 330-995-1592
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 143, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Tinnitus, Inflammation, Opioid Peptides, Glutamate, Dynophins, Naloxone, Lateral Efferent Olivocochlear System, NMDA receptors, Cochlear Neuropharmacology, Auditory Whole Nerve Action Potentials
B.A., Physiological Psychology, Ohio State University, 1977
M.A., Psychobiology, Bowling Green State University, 1982
M.A., Clinical Audiology, Bowling Green State University, 1984
Ph.D., Hearing Science, University of California (SF/SB), 1991
CCC-A, Clinical Audiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1993
Brief Bio:
Dr. Sahley has an undergraduate degree in physiological psychology from The Ohio State University, and two Master's degrees, one in Psychobiology and one in Clinical Audiology from Bowling Green State University of Ohio. His dissertation was conducted at Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover New Hampshire, and he received a Doctorate Degree in Hearing Science from the joint programs at The Universities of California in Santa Barbara (UCSB) and San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, in 1991. Dr. Sahley completed a Clinical Internship (CCC-A) at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and is presently a Professor of Audiology and Auditory Neuroscience in The School of Health Sciences, with an adjunct appointment in Biology. Dr. Sahley began publishing articles on peptide neuropharmacology in 1976, and is presently investigating the role played by opioid peptides, glutamate, and glutamate-sensitive NMDA receptors in peripheral tinnitus. Results of his work have been presented at State, National (28) and International meetings (8), and he is cited in reputable Neuroscience journals and in textbooks from reputable authors. Dr Sahley teaches advanced courses in Physiology, Neuroscience, Research and Design, and Hearing Science. He has conducted pharmacological research in rodents for over thirty years, with a twenty year emphasis on auditory-system physiology. He completed a textbook in 2015 with Dr. Frank E. Musiek, entitled: Basic Fundamentals in Hearing Science; Plural Publishing: San Diego. (ISBN: 978-1-59756-549-3). He has also organized a team of scientists (see below under collaborators) to investigate a novel neurochemical model of inner ear inflammation involving dynorphin opioid peptides, some of which was included in a work published in Brain Research (2013).
Honors and Awards:
Awards & Professional Societies:

1985-1985   Regents Fellowship, Universitity of California            
1989-1991   Dartmouth Medical School     Graduate Research Fellow
1992-1994   Cleveland Clinic Foundation         PI - RPC Grant #3997 ($9000)
1993-1994   Deafness Research Foundation        PI - Grant #93-17 ($15000)
1997-1999   National Institutes of Health (NIH) PI -1R03DC0336001 ($99,347)
1984-2010   American Speech-Language-Hearing Assoc. (ASHA) Member
1988-2010   Society for Neuroscience (SFN) Member
1992-2009   Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) Member
1988-1981   American Psychological Association (APA)
Research Interests:
1] Neurophysiological Mechanisms involved in the Generation and exacerbation of Peripheral Neural Inflammation.

2] Neurophysiological Modulation of Auditory Neural activity by Glutamate-sensitive NMDA receptors and Lateral Efferent Olivocochlear System-Dynorphins.

Sabbatical (August-December) 2005:
1] Auditory Research Laboratory of Drs. Peter Thorne, David Muñoz and Grant D. Searchfield.  Division of Physiology & Audiology, School of Medicine, The University of Auckland (Grafton Campus) Auckland, New Zealand.

2] Auditory Research Laboratory of Drs. Barbara A. Bohne and Alec N. Salt. Department of Otolaryngology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.

Invited International Colloquim:
TL Sahley (2005). A Biochemical Model of Peripheral Tinnitus. Presented to the Faculty and Students of The University of Auckland, Division of Physiology & Audiology, School of Medicine (Grafton Campus) and The University of Auckland (Tamaki Campus), Auckland New Zealand, September 16.
Teaching Areas:
Research and Design
Auditory Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
General Medical Physiology
Neuroscience Systems
Cochlear Anatomy and Physiology
Hearing Science, Speech Science
Clinical Audiology & Audiometry
Professional Affiliations:
Society For Neuroscience (SFN-Member)
Association for Research In Otolaryngology (Former-Member)
American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA-Member)
New York Academy of Sciences (Former Member)

1999-2001: American Speech-Language Hearing Assoc. (ASHA) Research & Scientific Affairs Committee (RSAC)Faculty Member. ASHA National Office, Rockville MD.

2000:      Faculty Member, Grant Reviewer & Moderator: ASHA-RSAC-Sponsored Grant-Writing Workshop. ASHA National Office, Rockville MD. May 5-6.

2001:      Faculty Member, Grant Reviewer & Moderator: ASHA-RSAC-Sponsored Grant-Writing Workshop. ASHA National Office, Rockville MD. May 5-6.
Professional Experience:
Positions Held:

1992-1994 Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF): Clinical/Research Fellow
1993 Case-Western Reserve University (CWRU), Speech Sciences Dept. Lecturer
1994 CWRU Epidemiology & Biostatistics. Dept., Research Project Interviewer
1994 CWRU School of Nursing,Research Project Interviewer
1994-1997 CSU: Assistant Professor, Sp./Hearing & Biology Depts.
1998-2010 CSU: Associate Professor, Health Sciences & Biology Depts. (Tenured 1997)
University Service:
1995-2009 Appointed Member: Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)
2001-2010 Appointed Chair: Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)
2011-2019 Appointed Member: Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)
Professional Service:
1995-1998 Chair: Graduate Admissions/Standards, CSU Sp. & Hearing Program
1999-2000 Chair: Graduate Admissions/Standards, CSU Sp. & Hearing Program
2002-2005 Chair: Graduate Admissions/Standards, CSU Sp. & Hearing Program
2004-2005 Graduate Program Director, CSU Sp. & Hearing Program
2006-2019 Member: School of Health Sciences; BSHS Advisory Committee
2011-2019 Chair: School of Heath Sciences Curriculum Committee
Community Service:
1995    Singular Publishing Group: Manuscript Reviewer
1995    National Science Foundation (NSF): Grant Reviewer
1996    Ear & Hearing Journal: Manuscript Reviewer
1999    Academic Press, London: Book Reviewer
2002    Thompson-Delmar Publishing: Book Reviewer
2003    American Journal of Audiology (ASHA): Manuscript Reviewer
Research Grants:
Frank E. Musiek, Ph.D., Former Director Sp. Lang. Hear. Sci. University of CT. Stores CT. &      Professor, Dept. of Surg. School of Medicine,University of CT. Stores CT.
Presently at the University of Arizona.

Michael D. Hammonds, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor, School of Health Sciences, Cleveland State University.

David J. Anderson, Ph.D.,Professor, Departmet of Chemistry, Cleveland State University.