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  • Audiology Student Talia Mango Receives the Student Research Grant in Audiology from ASHFoundation

    Talia Mango, student in the Doctor of Audiology program, was awarded the Student Research Grant in Audiology from The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation), supported by the Ira M. Ventry and Brad Friedrich Memorial Funds. This grant is for doctoral students studying audiology or speech and hearing sciences, and up to three grants of $2,000 are awarded annua … Read more

  • Audiology Alumnus Participates in Gene Therapy Research for Restoration of Hearing Loss

    Jenna Duerr, a graduate of UNC’s Audiology program, works at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and is participating in cutting edge research with gene therapy for the restoration of hearing loss. Learn more about her team’s incredible work.

  • Speech and Hearing Faculty and Students Present at ASHA Convention 2023

    The 2023 ASHA Convention is an annual professional development and networking event that has approximately 15,000 attendees. This convention is for audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech, language, and hearing scientists. There will be multiple faculty and students attending and presenting at the event in Boston, Massachusetts at the Boston Convention and Exhibitio … Read more

  • Audiology Student Reaches NCAA Women’s Soccer Finals

    Sarah Bayer, a student-athlete pursuing a Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, is the first medical student to participate on a varsity athletics team at UNC-Chapel Hill. While balancing her athletic obligations and medical studies, Bayer played a role in the Tar Heels women’s soccer team’s historic season as they played in their 26th n … Read more

  • American Academy of Audiology Foundation Scholarship Recipients Katie Young and Stephanie Ortega

    Two Audiology Students Awarded American Academy of Audiology Foundation Scholarships

    Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences students Katie Young and Stephanie Ortega were recently awarded scholarships from the American Academy of Audiology Foundation. Young was awarded the Jerry Northern Scholarship in Pediatric Audiology and Ortega was awarded the Empowering Students Scholarship.  The scholarships are funded by The American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF … Read more

  • Patricia Johnson

    Patricia Johnson, AuD, Shares Health Talk Tips for Protecting Your Hearing

    Dr. Patricia Johnson was recently featured in UNC Health Talk to discuss hearing loss. Johnson explains the process of hearing loss, symptoms of hearing loss, populations at risk for hearing loss and tips for preventing hearing loss.

  • Patricia Johnson, AuD, Shares What to Know About Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

    Dr. Patricia Johnson was interviewed by WRAL about what individuals should know about over-the-counter hearing aids. Though this new option offers more people the opportunity to acquire hearing aids, a prescribed hearing aid is specifically tuned and shaped for the patient and can offer a better solution.

  • Dr. Patricia Johnson and Dr. Stephanie Sjoblad Discuss Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

    Patricia Johnson, a clinical audiologist at the UNC Hearing and Communication Center, and Stephanie Sjoblad, UNC Hearing and Communication Center clinic director, share insight into the recent FDA approval of over-the-counter hearing aids.

  • Two Doctor of Audiology Students Receive Sertoma Scholarships

    Doctor of Audiology (AuD) students Sydney Stoter and Jenna Van Bosch were awarded Sertoma’s Communicative Disorders Scholarships. The awards are funded by the Sertoma Annual Fund and are given to high-performing graduate students pursing advanced degrees in audiology or speech-language pathology from institutions in the United States. These scholarships, worth $1,000 each, are aw … Read more

  • 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 … Read more