Eric Bielefeld

Professor and Chair, Department of Speech and Hearing Service

Eric Bielefeld received his undergraduate degree from SUNY at Buffalo in 1999, and then completed his PhD from SUNY at Buffalo in 2005.  He joined the Speech and Hearing Science department at Ohio State in 2009.  He began in the position of Department Chair in 2023.  His research interests focus on inner ear pathology from different forms of acquired hearing loss, including noise, ototoxic drugs, and normal aging.  Dr. Bielefeld teaches in the graduate doctor of audiology (AuD) program and the undergraduate bachelor of arts (B.A.) program in the SHS department.  He is a former faculty senator and chair of the Council on Academic Affairs.  He is a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission, and he was the recipient of the President and Provost's Award for Distinguished Faculty Service in 2024.

Appointment: 05/2024 – 05/2026