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Dr. Chris Spankovich invited to speak at 2015 Georgia Academy of Audiology convention

Dr. Christopher Spankovich, AuD, PhD, MPH, will be speaking at the 2015 Georgia Academy of Audiology convention ( on February 5th. His presentation is entitled Health Determinants of Hearing Loss: […]


SLHS PhD student Angela Fulbright, AuD, featured in The POST

Angela Fulbright, AuD, who is a PhD student with mentor Dr. Edward Lobarinas, is featured in the January issue of The POST magazine, which focuses on patient care, research, and education news […]


G. Paul Moore Symposium

February 3 & 4, 2015 University of Florida Emerson Alumni Hall, University Avenue  (across from the O’Connell Center) Guest Speakers Richard J. Salvi, Ph.D. Ronald B. Gillam, Ph.D. Sandra L. […]


Sara S. Plager, CCC-SLP, in collaboration with Jennifer Miller, MD, determine an association of developmental apraxia of speech (DAS) in children with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS)

Speech Language Pathology Chief of Service, Sara S. Plager, has collaborated with Jennifer Miller, MD (College of Medicine) pediatric endocrinologist who specializes in children with PWS, for approximately the past […]

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Abigail Lewis, MA-SLP Student, Presented Poster at ASHA

Ms. Abigail Lewis presented a poster at the recent American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention in Orlando. Lewis, a first year MA-SLP student who also works in the Swallowing Research Lab, completed […]


UF Audiologist Elected President of State Academy

Dr. Debra Shimon, a clinical associate professor specializing in adult diagnostics and rehabilitation, has been elected president of the Florida Academy of Audiology (FLAA). FLAA is an organization committed to […]

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Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences is located within the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida Health Science Center.

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences is a growing department encompassing clinical services in the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology, programs for undergraduate, graduate and professional education, and a variety of applied research activities.

Our clinical, educational, and research programs are innovative and on the cutting-edge of our professions. At the Speech and Hearing Center at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, our faculty and students offer the most recent diagnostic and rehabilitation technologies for children and adults with hearing impairments, as well as language, voice, and swallowing problems.

Graduate programs in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology reflect forward thinking approaches to graduate education in our professional content areas. In addition, we are constantly striving to expand post-graduate educational opportunities through continuing education activities and specialty certification programs for those seeking intense, advanced professional education and clinical training.


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Erika Ortiz, Au.D. student, receives travel award from NHCA

Erika Ortiz, Au.D. student, receives travel award from NHCA

Ms. Erika Ortiz has been awarded the 2015 National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) Student Conference Award in recognition of the quality of her research paper entitled “Tablet Audiometry: accurate enough […]

UF NSSLHA Gets into the Spirit of Fall

UF NSSLHA Gets into the Spirit of Fall

In the spirit of Halloween and fall, the UF NSSLHA chapter carved NSSLHA/ASHA themed at their pumpkin carving potluck. Check out some of their designs!

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The Expanding Field of Voice Modification and Coaching

While the thought of voice therapy might mostly bring to mind rehabilitative sessions with those who have lost their voice, the broader field of voice modification has expanded rapidly in the last few...

Expiratory muscle strength training versus Incentive Spirometry: what’s the difference?

A common question received by the speech-language clinicians at the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration is, “What is the difference between expiratory muscle strength training (EMST)...

Voice therapy: who, what, and why?

What is Voice Therapy?  The goal of voice therapy is to improve or normalize laryngeal function, regain the best possible vocal quality and provide relief from bothersome vocal symptoms, which...

Aging and your voice

It has been said that change is the only constant, and our voice is not immune to this occurrence. Presbylaryngeus refers to age-related changes to the larynx, or voice box.  […]

Voice and speech changes in Parkinson’s disease: “Speak up!” Or “Get your hearing checked!”

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disorder that affects the coordination and control of movement, and commonly has significant consequences on voice and speech. Speech and...