Stephanie Sjoblad, AuD

SHS_Sjoblad.jpgClinical Assistant Professor
Phone: (919)-493-7980
Fax: (919)-493-7985
Email: ssjoblad@med.unc.edu

Education

  • AuD, Univ of Florida - Gainesville (2000)
  • MS, Univ of NC - Chapel Hill (1997)
  • BS, Boston College (1987)

Personal Statement

Dr. Stephanie Sjoblad (pronounced SHOW-BLAD) grew up in Sutton, Massachusetts, a small town about 45 miles west of Boston. She is one of three siblings in her family with congenital hearing loss and has worn hearing aids since the age of six.

Dr. Sjoblad graduated with an undergraduate degree in Marketing and Business Management from Boston College in 1987. She had a successful career in business for several years, before going back to school to become an audiologist. Dr. Sjoblad received her M.S. in Audiology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Florida-Gainesville.


Dr. Sjoblad has worked as an audiologist in a private practice setting in Raleigh, North Carolina, serving both adult and pediatric patients. In August 1999, she joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in the Division of Speech and Hearing as a Visiting Clinical Instructor. She assumed the role of Clinic Coordinator in 2001. Her primary responsibilities consist of coordination of the UNC Hearing & Communication Centers clinical audiology programs, in addition to direct services in the audiology clinic, clinical supervision of graduate students in audiology and speech language pathology and teaching.


Dr. Sjoblad is licensed audiologist, and hearing aid despenser in the state of North Carolina, and has received her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She is a member of American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), and a fellow in the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).


Her community involvement includes serving as a member of the Board of Directors for Beginnings for Parents of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Inc., a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide support to parents of children with hearing loss and the professionals who serve them. Additionally, Dr. Sjoblad has served on the Board of Directors for the Wake County Chapter of the Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc. (SHHH) since 1997.

Courses Taught

  • SPHS 804- Principles in Audiologic Rehabilitation
  • SPHS 823-Business Management & Professional Issues in Audiology
  • SPHS 813 Fitting and Dispensing of Amplification Systems

Research/Clinical Interests

  • Audiologic rehabilitation for patients of all ages
  • Working with families of newly-identified children with hearing loss.

Recent Publications/Presentations

Sjoblad, S., Harrison, M., Roush, J., & McWilliam, R. A. (2001).
Parents' reactions and recommendations following diagnosis and hearing aid fitting. American Journal of Audiology, 10, 24-31