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  • Hannah Siburt, AuD, PhD, Named Director of the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences

    The UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Health Sciences has named Hannah Siburt, AuD, PhD as the incoming director of the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, a role she assumed July 1, 2022. “I am excited and honored to assume the role of division director for Speech and Hearing Sciences,” said Siburt. “The division has a long tradition of excellence in training Audiologi … Continued

  • Celebrating the Careers of Dr. Jackson Roush and Dr. Linda Watson as They Retire

    The Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences and Department of Allied Health Sciences recently celebrated the careers of Dr. Jackson Roush and Dr. Linda Watson as they both enter retirement. Both Roush and Watson have been instrumental parts of the division for more than 30 years and have contributed greatly to their fields, colleagues, students, and patients in that time. A celeb … Continued

  • Dr. Sofia Benson-Goldberg’s Award-Winning Work Improves Readability for CDC’s COVID-19 Documents

    Sofia Benson-Goldberg, a recent doctoral graduate of the Department of Allied Health Sciences’ Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, received an Impact Award from The Graduate School earlier this year thanks to her work in improving readability for the CDC’s COVID-19 documents targeting adults with extremely low literacy skills, including those with intellectual and developmen … Continued

  • Featured Alumna: Jordan Lupton, SLP

    Jordan Watford Lupton is a North Carolinian through-and-through. She grew up in Thomasville and received both her undergraduate and master’s degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill. Lupton earned her Master’s in Speech and Hearing Sciences in 2006 from the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, which is a part of the Department of Allied Health Sciences located in UNC’s School of Medicine … Continued

  • Lindsey Byom, PhD Receives NIH Award for Research Surrounding Traumatic Brain Injuries and Communication

    Lindsey Byom, PhD, CCC-SLP and assistant professor in the division of Speech and Hearing Sciences within the Department of Allied Health Sciences, has received a K23 award from the NIH, National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. The career development award is patient-focused and specific to clinical research – recipients must hold some type of clinical certification, i … Continued

  • Recent Doctoral Graduate Sofia Benson-Goldberg Receives 2022 Impact Award

    Each year, The Graduate School honors graduate students in programs across campus for their powerful discoveries that contribute to a better future for people and communities in North Carolina. Sofia Benson-Goldberg’s work has focused on improving readability for COVID-19 documents from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Audiology Students Receive American Academy of Audiology Foundation Awards

    This fall, audiology students Meredith Braza and Amanda Davis received American Academy of Audiology Foundation scholarships. The Doctor of Audiology program is a part of the division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, housed within the Department of Allied Health Sciences. Meredith Braza Awarded Jerry Northern Scholarship in Pediatric Audiology Braza is a fourth-year doctor of audi … Continued

  • Patricia Johnson, AuD

    Patricia Johnson, AuD, Shares Tips for Masked Communication

    “Mask wearing has given everyone a mild communication disorder,” says Johnson. “The mask alters the sound coming out of your mouth. Your speech is muffled. It’s like listening through a filter.” Johnson, AuD, is a clinical audiologist at the UNC Hearing and Communication Center and an assistant professor of speech and hearing sciences at UNC School of Medicine in Chapel Hill.

  • Speech and Hearing Sciences Students and Faculty Shine at Recent Conferences

    Students and faculty within the division of Speech and Hearing Sciences have recently presented at multiple conferences both locally and across the country, gaining credibility and receiving awards along the way. Academy of Doctors in Audiology (ADA) Student Business Plan Competition The ADA Student Business Plan competition was held at the AuDacity conference in Portland Oregon … Continued

  • Patricia Johnson

    Ears Ringing? Here’s Why and What You Can Do

    “If you’ve ever been to a loud concert or sporting event and left with a ringing or buzzing in your ears, you experienced a common condition called tinnitus. About 50 million Americans have experienced tinnitus, and about 20 million have a form severe enough that it can disrupt their quality of life,” writes Patricia Johnson for UNC Health Talk. Johnson, AuD, is a clinical audiol … Continued