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Samantha Erfe, AuD class of 2024, awarded a T35 Research Traineeship

Samantha Erfe, a 3rd-year Doctor of Audiology student has been awarded a 3-month, full-time T35 Research Traineeship at Vanderbilt University Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). She will be collecting cortical auditory potentials…

Dr. Cara Donohue wins awards at Dysphagia Research Society

Dr. Cara Donohue, a post doctoral fellow under the mentorship of Emily Plowman was awarded both the Dysphagia Research Society (DRS) New Investigator Award and the Sumiko Okada Scholarship. The DRS new investigator award is presented to current or recent trainees in the field that demonstrate High potential to develop an independent…

Dr. Sterling Sheffield interviewed for This Week in Hearing

Dr. Sterling Sheffield was interviewed for This Week in Hearing YouTube video channel by Brian Taylor on his research in over-the-counter hearing aids. Dr. Sheffield provided valuable insights on how both hearing care professionals and consumers should approach an evolving hearing care market that includes OTC devices and described his…

2022 BHS-CSD Research Day

On April 12, 2022, 20 BHS-CSD students were on hand to present their research from the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.  Included in these students is Jillian Zuwalla, who won the 2022 Dean’s Scholar Award.  These students showcased their findings in a poster session attended by faculty and…

Dr. Cara Donohue invited to present research at conference in France

Dr. Cara Donohue presented preliminary case series data from an ongoing research study investigating the safety, feasibility, and impact of preoperative respiratory strength training on swallowing and health-related outcomes in cardiac surgical patients at the JIVD ERCA Conference in Lyon, France.

Sterling Sheffield and student members from the Speech Perception Lab attended the American Auditory Society meeting

Dr. Sterling Sheffield and six graduate and undergraduate students from the Speech Perception Lab presented three posters and one podium presentation at the 2022 American Auditory Society Scientific and Technology Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ.  The research topics included training effects for cochlear implant simulations, sound quality of over-the-counter amplification products, and speech perception…