Dr. Chrysoula Thodi

School : The School of Sciences
Position : Associate Professor, Audiology

Dr. Chrysoula Thodi Mailing Address
European University Cyprus,
6, Diogenes Str.
Nicosia
P.O Box: 22006
Cyprus

22029901 22029901

Email: C.Thodi@euc.ac.cy C.Thodi@euc.ac.cy

Profile

Dr. Chryssoula Thodi is an Associate Professor of Audiology at European University Cyprus, Coordinator of the Speech Therapy and Graduate Speech Pathology Programmes. She designed implementation of the Cyprus Universal Newborn Hearing Programme and is the consultant audiologist providing diagnostic and follow up services.

Academic / research positions held

  • 2009-date European University Cyprus - Associate Professor
  • 2008-2009 European University Cyprus - Adjunct Associate Professor
  • 2007-2009 Psychology, University of Cyprus - Special Teaching Personnel, Audiology
  • 2002-2004 Speech Pathology and Audiology, South Carolina State University - Tenured Associate Professor
  • 2001-2003 Health Administration, University of South Carolina - Adjunct Associate Professor
  • 1995-2002 Speech Pathology and Audiology,  South Carolina State University - Associate Professor

 

Awards & Honors

2002     South Carolina State University Teacher of the Year

2001     SCSU School of Applied Sciences Teacher of the Year

1994     Kent State U. Doctoral Fellowship award

1993     Kent State U. Provost’s Fellowship

1991     Cleveland State University Outstanding Audiology Graduate

1990    Hellenic University Club of Northeastern Ohio, Hellenic scholarship 

 

Courses Taught

Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing; Audiology; Aural Rehabilitation; Early Intervention; Speech and Hearing Sciences; Research Methods in Speech Pathology; 

 

Administrative Experience

Coordinator of the Speech Therapy and Speech Pathology programs at EUC; Principal Investigator in the Preschool and Adult screening projects; Director of Cyprus Audiology Center

 

 

Degrees

Ph.D., Audiology, 1998, Kent State University;

M.A. Audiology, 1991, Cleveland State University;

B.Eng, 1987, National Technical University of Athens;

Diplome d’ Etudes Superieures, 1987, Universite de Sorbonne/Athenes

Research

2016-21 -  Ears, Eyes and Mind: The ‘SENSE-Cog Project’ to improve mental well-being for elderly Europeans with sensory impairment

2013-15 - Preschool Hearing Screening in Cyprus 

2009-12 - Newborn and Infant Hearing

2008-11 - Assessment of Hearing in the Elderly: Aging and Degeneration 

 

Publications

  • C.Thodi, A. Charalambous, L. Wolski, I. Leroi, P. Dawes, I. Himmelbach  (2016).  Supporting people with dementia and concurrent hearing and vision impairment: Gaps and solutions from the perspective of a European Expert Reference Group.  Journal of Applied Gerontology, submitted
  • Thodi, C., Vogazianos, M., Vogazianos, P. (2015).  Preschool Hearing Screening: a vital late phase of early detection.  Journal of International Advanced Otology. May 2015 Supplement, Vol. 11, p9-10.
  • Konstantopoulos, K., Vogazianos, P., Thodi, C., Nikopoulou Smyrni P. (2014).  A normative study of the Children’s Color Trail Test (CCTT) in the Cypriot population.  Child Neuropsychology, June 5: 1-8.
  • Thodi C, Parazzini M, Kramer SE, Davis A, Stenfelt S, Janssen T, Smith P, Stephens, D., Pronk M, Anteunis LJ, Schirkonyer V, Grandori F, (2013).  Adult Hearing Screening: Follow-up and outcomes.  Am J Audiol 2013 22: 183-185. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2013/12-0060)
  • Thodi C, Parazzini M, Kramer S, Davis A, Stenfelt S, Janssen T, Stephens D, Smith P, Pronk M, Anteunis L, Grandori F (2011).  Adult Hearing Screening: the Cyprus Pilot Program.  Audiology Research, Direct Open Access Journal; Vol 1, Issue 1S, e18. 
  • Smith PA, Davis AC, Pronk M, Stephens D, Kramer SE, Thodi C, Anteunis LJ, Parazzini M, Grandori F. (2011).  Adult Hearing Screening: what comes next?.   Int J Audiol. 2011 Sep;50(9):610-2
  • Pronk M, Kramer SE, Davis AC, Stephens D, Smith PA, Thodi C, Anteunis LJ, Parazzini M, Grandori F (2011). Interventions following hearing screening in adults: a systematic descriptive review.   Int J Audiol. Sep;50(9):594-609. Epub 2011 Jul 1. Review
  • V.Weichbold, … , C. Thodi, Joanna Brachmaier (2009). “The Validation of the LittlEARS® Auditory Questionnaire in children with normal hearing”. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology.
  • Aspris, C. Thodi, V. Danielides, A. Balatsouras (2008). Effects of a single session of hemodialysis on auditory function. Renal failure, Vol. 30, No. 4, May.
  • Chryssoula Thodi-Petrou, Elias Thodis, Vassilis Danielides, Ploumis Passadakis, Vassilis Vargemezis (2006). Hearing in Renal Failure. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, Nov(21)11: 3023-30.
  • E.S. Papathanasiou, S.S. Papacostas, M. Charalambous, C. Thodi, M. Pantzaris (2006). Vertigo and Imbalance caused by a small lesion in the anterior insula. Electromyography and Clinical Electrophysiology, 2006 May-June, 46, 185-192.
  • Bharti Katbamna, Chryssoula Thodi, Jerome Senturia (1996). Auditory-Evoked Brainstem Responses in the Torpid Deermouse. Physiology and Behavior, Vol. 59, No. 1, pp.189-194.
  • Chryssoula Thodi, Bharti Katbamna (1993). Binaural interaction in multichannel ABR. Scandinavian Audiology, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 205-209.
  • Bharti Katbamna, David Metz, Chris Adelman, and Chryssoula Thodi (1993). Auditory-evoked responses in chronic alcohol and drug abusers. Biological Psychiatry, Vol. 33, pp. 750-752.
  • Bharti Katbamna, Chryssoula Thodi, Jerome Senturia, and David Metz (1992). Auditory brainstem evoked responses in the hibernating woodchuck Marmota Monax. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Vol. 102A, No. 3, pp. 513-517.

 

Publications in newspapers/ magazines

  • C. Thodi (2012). Comorbid conditions among older people with hearing loss. Physician Magazine, Cyprus
  • C. Thodi (2012). Hearing Loss and Concomitant Disease. The Union of Cypriot Pensioners Magazine, January.
  • C. Thodi (2011). Hearing aids: Health Service or Commercial Transaction? The Union of Cypriot Pensioners Magazine, June. The same article appeared in the Health Magazine of the daily newspaper Fileleftheros, 2009.
  • C. Thodi (2010). Aging and Hearing. The Union of Cypriot Pensioners Magazine, June.
  • C. Thodi (2009). Intervention for Hearing Loss using Hearing Aids. The Union of Cypriot Pensioners Magazine, January.

Conferences

  1. Thodi, C., Vogazianos, M., Vogazianos, P. (2016).  Preschool Hearing Screening: the Cyprus experience.  Roundtable discussion organizers, 30th World Congress of the International Association of Logopaedics and Phoniatrics, 21-25 August, Dublin, Ireland
  2. Thodi, C., Karagiorgi, E., Chrisovalanto, P. (2016).  Occupational Hearing Loss:  Report from Cyprus.  Poster presentation at the 30th World Congress of the International Association of Logopaedics and Phoniatrics, 21-25 August, Dublin, Ireland
  3. Thodi, C., Vogazianos, M., Vogazianos, P. (2016).  Preschool Hearing Detection: Epidemiology and outcomes.  Hearing Accross the Lifespan congress, Como, Italy
  4. Thodi, C., Vogazianos, M., Vogazianos, P. (2015).  Early Hearing Detection in Cyprus: Communication Skill Outcomes.  International Congress on the Education of the Deaf, Athens, Greece, July 7.
  5. McCracken, W., Thodi, C., Price, I. (2015).  An Assessment of Cypriot Parents’ Access to Early Intervention Following Diagnosis of Deafness.  International Congress on the Education of the Deaf, Athens, Greece, July 8.
  6. M.Christopoulou, E. Petsa, K. Pamboulidou, C. Thodi (2015).  From silence to voice.  IALP Language and Literacy challenges in diverse populations Composium, Child Language Committee Poster session, Thessaloniki, June 27.
  7. Thodi, C., Vogazianos, M., Vogazianos, P. (2015).  Preschool Hearing Screening: a vital late phase of early detection.  Invited presentation in Structured Session 4: Pediatric Audiology & Screening, European Federation of Audiological Societies, Friday, May 29.
  8. Thodi, C, (2014).  Early Intervention in Children with Hearing Loss.  Invited Presentation. Second Conference on Early Childhood Intervention, Limassol, Cyprus, July 12.
  9. Thodi, C, (2014).  Access from Screening to Early Intervention: Reality vs Intention.  2nd International Congress on Family Centred Early Intervention for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, June 11.
  10. Thodi, C., (2014). International Best Practices in Family-Centered Early Intervention: Progress Monitoring; Invited Roundtable presentation in the 2nd International Congress on Family Centred Early Intervention for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, June 11.
  11. Thodi, C, Vogazianos, M, Vogazianos, P. (2014).  Preschool Hearing Detection in Cyprus.  Podium presentation, Hearing Accross the Lifespan congress, Como, Italy.
  12. Thodi, C, Vogazianos, M, Vogazianos, P. (2014).  Early Hearing Detection: Language Development outcomes.  Poster presentation, Hearing Accross the Lifespan congress, Como, Italy.
  13. Tsakali, V., Thodi, C. (2014).  Language deviation of hearing impaired children: evidence from clitics.  Language Disorders in Greek 5, Cyprus University of Technology, May 30th.
  14. Thodi, C (2014).  Dangerous Decibels: Noise Exposure and Health.  Mediterranean Acoustics Festival, Invited presentation, April 22.
  15. Thodi, C. (2013).  Θόρυβος στην Εργασία: Μείωση και Προστασία.  Invited Presentation, Cyprus Ministry of Labour, Safety and Health Workshop, June 3.
  16. Thodi, C. (2013).  Auditory Brainstem Response assessment with a complex population: what does it tell us and what does it not? “Meeting complex challenges: Effective assessment, management, and support for early-identified deaf children with complex needs.  NHS conference, March 20, London, March 22, Manchester.
  17. Thodi, C, (2012).  Presbyacusis in Cyprus: Evidence, Experience, Intervention.  Invited Presentation, European Deafness Day Seminar in Adult Hearing Loss, Cyprus ENT Association Sept 29, Nicosia.
  18. Thodi, C., Vogazianos, M., (2012).  Cyprus UNHS: Results of 8 years of operation.  Dissemination Seminar, Sept 15, Nicosia
  19. Thodi C, Vogazianos, M (2012).  Early Hearing Detection in Cyprus: outcome measures. Poster Presentation  NHS2012, Como, Italy, June.
  20. Thodi C, Parazzini M, Kramer SE, Davis A, Stenfelt S, Janssen T, Stephens D, Smith P, Pronk M, Anteunis LJ, Schirkonyer V, Grandori F (2012).  Adult Hearing Screening: Follow up and Outcomes AHS2012, Como, Italy, June
  21. Thodi C, Vogazianos M (2012).  Early Hearing Detection in Cyprus.  Invited Presentation at the International Group on Childhood Hearing, NHS2012, Como, Italy, June.
  22. C. Thodi, M. Vogazianos, A. Argyriou (2011).  Early Intervention for Hearing Loss – Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program.  First Pancyprian Conference for Early Intervention and Inclusion, Limassol, Cyprus November 4-5.
  23. Schirkonyer V., Bohnert A., Thodi C., Niedermeyer H.P., Keilmann A., Janssen T (2011). Image-based and self-controlled test procedure for assessing pure-tone thresholds in children.  Presentation at 10th EFAS Congress, Warsaw, June 22-25.
  24. Kramer S.E., Pronk M., Stephens D., Smith P., Davis A., Parazzini M., Thodi C., Anteunis L., Grandori F. (2011).  Strategies following screening for hearing disability in adults. Presentation at 10th EFAS Congress, Warsaw, June 22-25.
  25. Thodi Ch., Parazzini M., Kramer S.E., Davis A.C., Stenfelt S., Janssen T., Stephens D., Smith P.A., Pronk M., Anteunis L.J.C., Grandori F.(2011).  Adult Hearing Screening: Follow up and outcome measures.  Presentation at 10th EFAS Congress, Warsaw, June 22-25.
  26. Thodi, C (2011).  Infant Hearing: Detection and Intervention.  XVIth meeting of the Lebanse Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.  June 17-18, Beirut, Lebanon.
  27. Thodi C, Vogazianos M, Argyriou A(2010).  Hearing Loss in the Newborn Cypriot Population.  Annual Congress of the Cyprus Society of Pediatrics, November 21, Limassol.
  28. Thodi C, Parazzini, M, Kramer SE, Davis A, Stenfelt S, Janssen, T, Stephens D, Smith, P, Pronk, M, Anteunis, LJ, Grandori, F (2010).  Pilot Adult Hearing Screening Program in Cyprus.  AHS 2010, Como, Italy, June 10-12.
  29. Chryssoula Thodi, Marios Vogazianos (2010).  Monitoring Diagnosis and Early Intervention following Universal Hearing Screening: The Cyprus Experience.  NHS 2010, Como, Italy, June 8-10, 2010
  30. Chryssoula Thodi, Peter Zoth (2010).  MAGIC – Interactive, self-paced pure-tone audiometry for children.  NHS 2010, Como, Italy, June 8-10, 2010
  31. Chryssoula Thodi, Marios Vogazianos (2010).  Moving from UNHS to EHDI: The Cyprus Experience.  Podium resentation.  AudiologyNow 2010, San Diego, April 16, 2010.
  32. Sophia E. Kramer , Adrian Davis , Martha Parrazini, Chryssoula Thodi, Pauline Smith, Dafydd Stephens, Lucien Anteunis, Ferdi Grandori (2009). Strategies of Intervention after Screening for Hearing in Adults/Elderly. IX European Federation of Audiology Societies (EFAS) Congress.
  33. Thodi, C., Vogazianos, M. (2008). Transition from Early Screening to Early Intervention.  Pediatric Association Conference, Nicosia,  November 29-30.
  34. Grandori, F., Wolf-Dieter Baumgartner, Chryssoula Thodi, Arne Ernst, Thomas Janssen, Sophia Kramer, Mariola Sliwinska-Kowalska, Stefan Stenfelt, Rudolph PRobst, Adrian Davis (2008). AHEAD III Assessment of Hearing in the Elderly: Aging and Degeneration – Integration through Immediate Intervention. The XIV International Symposium in Audiological Medicine, September 18-21, Ferrara, Italy.
  35. Thodi, C., Vogazianos, M., Ioannou, M., Aspris, A. (2008). Cyprus UNHS: the First in the Mediterranean, an update. NHS2008, Como, Italy.
  36. Aspris, C. Thodi, I. Kyamides, G. Thrasyvoulou, D. Aristodemou, M. Korniontis, M. Ioannou, M. Kallimachou, A. Iakovou, Th. Papadouri, K. Komodikis (2007). Results of hearing screening in NICU babies.   Poster Presentation, 6th European Congress of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (EUFOS), Vienna, June 30th-July 4th.
  37. Aspris, D. Balatsouras, C. Thodi, I. Kyamides, E. Thodis, G. Thrasyvoulou, A. Iona, V. Danielides (2007). Auditory Brainstem Responses in Hemodialysis Patients. Poster Presentation, 6th European Congress of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (EUFOS), Vienna, June 30th-July 4th.
  38. E. Papathanasiou, C. Thodi, M. Pantzaris, S. Papacostas (2007). Vestibular evoked neurogenic potentials in a case of acoustic neuroma. Poster Presentation. The 17th Meeting of the European Neurological Society, Rhodes, 16 - 20 June 2007.
  39. Thodi, M. Vogazianos, A. Argyriou, A. Aspris (2006). UNHS in the Mediterranean: Cyprus Comes First!. NHS 2006, Como, Italy.
  40. Thodi, A. Argyriou, M. Vogazianos, A. Hadzipanagis (2005).  The First Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program in the Mediterranean: Cyprus.  29th Congress of the Union of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Countries, Istanbul, Turkey, September.
  41. Thodi, M. Vogazianos, A. Argiriou, A. Aspris, A. Kounounis (2005).  The first Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program in the Mediterranean: Cyprus.  Thirteenth Pan-Hellenic Otorhinolaryngology Conference, Athens, Greece.
  42. Papathanasiou, S. Papacostas,  M. Charalambous, , C. Thodi, M. Pantzaris, (2005).  Vertigo and imbalance caused by a small lesion in the anterior insula.  EFNS 2005 - 9th Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies, Athens, Greece, September 17-20, 2005.
  43. Chryssoula Thodi (2005). Dizziness/vertigo and balance disorders – Aetiology. 18th “Hippocrates’ Days” Medical Congress, Nicosia Medical Association, Cyprus, April 2005.
  44. Chryssoula Thodi (2005). Detection of Newborn Hearing Loss. Second Cyprian Congress of Paediatrics, Limassol, March 2005.
  45. Chryssoula Thodi (2004). Detection of Childhood Hearing Loss. Fourth Paediatric Symposium, Central Greece, University of Thessaly, Larissa.
  46. Thodi-Petrou, C., Payne, Jennifer (2003). Auditory Processing Skills and Literacy Development. Poster presentation in Miami, Florida. Association for Research in Otolaryngology Abstracts.
  47. Thodi-Petrou, C., Williams, MaryMac (2002). Specific Language Impairment and Auditory Processing Skills. Poster presentation. Association for Research in Otolaryngology Abstracts.
  48. F Staley, R., Scott, C., Lawrence, F., Staley, C., Gregg, H., Thodi-Petrou, C. (2002). Performance of Rural African American Preschoolers on the Joliet 3-minute Speech Screener. Poster presentation, South Carolina Speech Language and Hearing Association, Hilton Head, South Carolina.
  49. Payne, J., Carter, D., Maloney, J., Riley, N., Thodi-Petrou, C. (2002). Hippotherapy Applications in Speech Language Pathology. Poster presentation, South Carolina Speech Language and Hearing Association, Hilton Head, South Carolina.
  50. Atanasoff, C., Goldsmith, S., Ross, B., Walker, A., Williamson, J., Thodi-Petrou, C. (2001). Phonological Developmental Differences in Children speaking Standard and African American English. Poster presentation, South Carolina Speech Language and Hearing Association, Charleston, South Carolina.
  51. Elliott, S., Harrison, K., Glover-Lawrence, F., Nash, T., Riley, N., Thodi-Petrou, C. (2001). Performance of kindergarten students on the ROWPVT-R and the EOWPVT-R. Poster presentation, South Carolina Speech Language and Hearing Association, Charleston, South Carolina.
  52. Gibbs, K., Gordon, J., Jeffers, M., Quattlebaum, S., Tisdale, J., Yates, L., Thodi-Petrou, C. (2001). The Goldman-Fristoe 2 Test of Articulation: A comparison of National Norms to scores of Southern Caucasian and African American kindergandeners. Poster presentation, South Carolina Speech Language and Hearing Association, Charleston, South Carolina.  
  53. Thodi-Petrou, C., Hagood, E. (2001). Hearing loss due to leisure noise: Adolescents. Poster presentation, South Carolina Speech Language and Hearing Association, Charleston, South Carolina.
  54. Thodi-Petrou, C., Rouse, T., Simmons-Orage, D., McQueen, K. (2001). A comparison of social skills between children with language disorders and children with normal language skills. Poster presentation, South Carolina Speech Language and Hearing Association, Charleston, South Carolina.
  55. Thodi-Petrou, C., Branham, T. (2001). Auditory Processing and Literacy skills. Poster presentation. Association for Research in Otolaryngology Abstracts. Poster presentation in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
  56. Thodi-Petrou, C., Amy Hawkins (2000). Auditory Processing Skills of Children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. Poster presentation. Association for Research in Otolaryngology Abstracts. Poster presentation in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
  57. Thodi-Petrou, C., Rachel Collins, Harriette Gregg (2000). Cultural and Linguistic Bias in Central Auditory Processing Assessment. South Carolina Speech, Language, and Hearing Association annual meeting, Hilton Head Island, February 4-6. Poster Presentation.
  58. Chryssoula Thodi-Petrou, Rachel Collins (2000). Cultural Variations In Central Processing Assessment Outcomes.   Instructional course, Podium Presentation. American Academy of Audiology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 16-19. 
  59. Chryssoula Thodi-Petrou, Amy Hawkins (2000). Auditory Processing Skills of Children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. Poster presentation at the American Research in Otolaryngology, St. Petersburg, Florida, February 10-24.
  60. Chryssoula Thodi-Petrou, Ramona Stein, Donald Gans (1999). " Effects of Lead on Children's Auditory Processing". Instructional course #349, Podium presentation. American Academy of Audiology annual conference, Miami, Florida, April 29-May 2, 1999. Convention Program p. 56.
  61. Chryssoula Thodi-Petrou S. Sureshwaran, (1999).  Occupational Safety and Health Hazards Associated with Farming and Rural Life: Multidisciplinary research issues. Symposium organized during the South Eastern Economics Association annual meeting, Memphis, Tennessee.  Session moderated by Dr. Thodi-Petrou.
  62. Chryssoula Thodi-Petrou, Barbara Sullivan (1999). Speech Perception in Noise among Non-Native Speakers of English: an Audiological Test Battery. Poster presentation at the American Research in Otolaryngology, St. Petersburg, Florida, ARO abstracts p. 173.
  63. Chryssoula Thodi-Petrou, Donald Gans, Ramona Stein (1998). Lead exposure and auditory processing: Physiological Measures. Poster presentation at the American Research in Otolaryngology, St. Petersburg, Florida. ARO Abstracts, p. 50.
  64. Chryssoula Thodi, Donald Gans (1994). Temporary threshold shift: Peripheral and central measures. 127th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Poster presentation in Boston, Massachusets, June, 1994.
  65. Ramona Stein, Tammy Maxwell, Chryssoula Thodi (1994).  Young adults' knowledge of and attitude towards hearing protection devices.  6th annual convention of the American Academy of Audiology.  Poster presentation in Richmond, Virginia.
  66. Bharti Katbamna, Chryssoula Thodi, Jerome Senturia, and David Metz (1992).  Auditory Brainstem Evoked Responses in the hibernating woodchuck Marmota Monax.  Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Abstracts.  Poster presentation in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
  67. Bharti Katbamna, David Metz, Chris Adelman, and Chryssoula Thodi (1992).  Auditory-Evoked Responses in Chronic Alcohol and Drug Abusers.  XXI International Congress of Audiology Abstracts, 36-1, p. 213.  Presented in Morioka, Japan.