Lt. Col. Kristy Casto

Lt. Col. Kristy Casto
Lt. Col. Kristy Casto

(June 3, 2016)  ISE Alumna Lieutenant Colonel (Lt. Col.) Kristen “Kristy” Casto was interviewed by National Public Radio (NPR) for the story about US Army’s smart earplug, which aims to boost soft, quiet sounds but reduce the intensity of loud sounds. She is an active-duty Army audiologist currently assigned to the Office of the Army Surgeon General where she serves as audiology and hearing conservation consultant to the Army Surgeon General. She earned a Ph.D. in Human Factors Engineering in 2009 and was inducted into the VT College of Engineering Academy of Engineering Excellence in 2015.

Army's Smart Earplug Damps Explosive Noise, But Can Enhance Whispers (3:13)