Harvey Abrams honored as PHHP outstanding alumni

Harvey Abrams, PhD
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences ’80 

In a 40-plus year career, Harvey Abram has served in a number of academic, clinical, research and administrative capacities with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, academia and private industry to include Chief of the Audiology and Speech Pathology Service and Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, the Director of Research at the Army Audiology and Speech Center at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Director of Audiology Research at Starkey Hearing Technologies, and the Head of Audiology Research at Lively. He received his undergraduate degree from the George Washington University and his master’s and doctoral training in audiology and hearing science at UF.

He instructs students at several AuD programs, including those at UF, Salus University, West Virginia University and Arizona State University. He is a frequent lecturer on the topics of outcome measures, health-related quality of life, professional issues, and evidence-based audiologic practice. His research has focused on treatment efficacy and improved quality of life associated with audiologic intervention to include, most recently, computer-based auditory training.

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