Our Research Team


​Kathryn Wiseman, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A

Kathryn Wiseman is a Research Scientist and Director of the Child Auditory Technology Lab in the Center for Hearing Research at Boys Town National Research Hospital. Dr. Wiseman's research interests center on clinical research in the field of pediatric audiology, with a focus on intervention in children who use hearing aids and/or cochlear implants. Dr. Wis​eman completed her undergraduate degree at Brown University in Cognitive Neuroscience. She received her Au.D./Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2020, where her research and clinical training centered on improving outcomes of children with cochlear implants. Dr. Wiseman completed her postdoc at Boys Town National Research Hospital in 2022 where her training focused on developmental outcomes of children with hearing aids to better inform clinical guidelines for device candidacy and hearing aid fitting. Her current research combines her prior clinical and research experiences to examine outcomes in children with hearing loss across the continuum of auditory technologies. Her favorite thing about doing research is getting to connect with the children and families who come into our lab. When not in the lab, Kathryn enjoys reading, eating and walking her big fluffy dogs.

Amberlee Haggerty, B.S.

Amberlee Haggerty is a Research Assistant in the CAT Lab. Amberlee graduated from the University of Nebraska - Omaha with her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. She assists with project development, data collection, data analysis and general lab upkeep. Her favorite thing about doing research is knowing that her work is making an impact in others' lives. In her free time, Amberlee loves to bake breads and pastries!​