Gabe is currently President Elect of ISHA. She helps plan continuing education events and works with the ISHA Executive Board to advocate for SLPs and Audiologists across Idaho.
Dr. Bargen is an associate professor of audiology in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Idaho State University. She also serves as the Program Director for the new PhD in Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences in the College of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences. Dr. Bargen teaches courses covering pediatric audiology, auditory anatomy and physiology, advance aural rehabilitation, and central auditory processing.
Professional interests include pediatric audiology, specifically diagnostic hearing assessment and treatment; assessing risks associated with hearing dysfunction in infants; clinical application of auditory brainstem response for hearing loss screening in newborns, infants, and toddlers.
Dr. Bargen received her Doctor of Philosophy in Audiology from the University of Kansas. She also holds two master degrees—a Master of Arts in Audiology from the University of Kansas and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Dr. Bargen’s current research focuses on evaluating risk indicators for delayed-onset hearing loss and through community collaboration efforts, finding ways to make resources accessible to all children who are hard of hearing or deaf and their families in Idaho by connecting community entities across the state.