Jonathan J. Suen, AuD, is currently a PhD candidate at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) where his research examines the relationship between hearing loss and loneliness in older adults through a mixed methods design. Following his clinical studies in audiology at Gallaudet University, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Frank Lin where he developed a novel community-based delivery model of hearing care through innovative academic-community partnerships. Through his activities at the JHSON's Center for Innovative Care in Aging, he fostered an interest in healthy aging, health equity, and behavioral interventions. He is currently co-advised by Dr. Jennifer Wenzel at the JHSON and Dr. Frank Lin at the Cochlear Center for his PhD training. 


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Select Publications: 

*Suen, J.J., Betz, J., Reed, N.S., Deal, J.A., Lin, F.R., & Goman, A.M. (2021). Prevalence of asymmetric hearing among adults in the United States. Otology and Neurotology, 42(2), e111-e113.

*Suen, J.J., Han, H.R., Peoples, C.Y., Weikert, M., Marrone, N., Lin, F.R., & Nieman, C.L. (2021). A community health worker training program to deliver accessible and affordable hearing care to older adults. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 32(1), 37-49.

Shukla, A., Harper, M., Pedersen, E., Goman, A., *Suen, J.J., Price, C., Applebaum, J., Hoyer, M., Lin, F.R., & Reed, N.S. (2020). Hearing loss, loneliness and social isolation: A systematic review. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 162(5), 622-633.

*Suen, J.J., Bhatnagar, K., Emmett, S.D., Marrone, N., Kleindienst Robler, S., Swanepoel, D.W., Wong, A., & Nieman, C.L. (2019). Hearing care across the life course provided in the community. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 97(10), 681-690.

*Suen, J.J., Marrone, N., Han, H.R., Lin, F.R., & Nieman, C.L. (2019). Translating public health practices: Community-based approaches for addressing hearing health care disparities. Seminars in Hearing, 40(1), 37-48.


Updated September 3, 2021

Jonathan J. Suen

Jonathan J. Suen

Departmental affiliation (Primary)

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing