For decades prior, UNC Hospitals had a Director of Audiology and Speech Pathology, a position held by both audiologists and speech-language pathologists. Earlier this year, the hospital administration determined that separate directors were warranted for each professional discipline. A national search led back to Dr. Adunka, who has been employed at UNCH for the past nine years. She joined the audiology staff in 2003 and has served as Clinical Coordinator of the Adult Cochlear Implant program since 2006. Dr. Adunka began her role as Director of Audiology in September.