The Communication Disorders Clinic is pleased to welcome Janel Cosby, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A, F-AAA, (right) as its new audiologist and a clinical lecturer.
Cosby is a native of Orlando and UCF alumna, having earned her B.S. in communicative disorders in 2004. She completed her clinical Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., in 2011. She was an AG Bell Cochlear Implant Fellow from 2009 through 2010. Her research focused on the impact of auditory training relative to cognitive processing, speech perception and self-reported communication abilities in older adults.
Cosby is a licensed audiologist in the state of Florida, holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence–Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (F-AAA).
She was previously employed at the Silverstein Institute: Florida Ear and Sinus Center in Sarasota, Fla., and the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, N.C. At both facilities she provided audiology services for children and adults, including diagnostic evaluations and cochlear implant evaluations, counseling, equipment selection, mapping and troubleshooting.
Cosby also has expertise in hearing aid evaluations, hearing aid and assistive listening device selection and programming, auditory brainstem response assessment, and infant newborn hearing screening. In addition, she has experience with auditory processing disorder assessment, vestibular evaluations and balance evaluations.
“With great enthusiasm, I look forward to putting my abilities to work at UCF,” Cosby said.
Visit the clinic’s Hearing Disorders web page for audiology services currently available and for future developments.