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Quick Facts

  • 400 - Minimum number of clock hours of supervised clinical experience required of master's degree students
  • ~2,000 - Number of children and adults served by clinical educators and students in 2015-16
  • ~700 - Number of preschool children screened for communication disorders in 2015-16
  • $35,000 - Donation made by Orlando Magic player Victor Oladipo to support the UCF Listening Center's mission
  • 10 - Number of counties served by FAAST's Atlantic Region Assistive Technology Demonstration Center

Mailing Address

Communication Disorders Clinic
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida
3280 Progress Drive
Suites 500, 300
Orlando, FL 32826-2215

Phone: 407-882-0468
Fax: 407-882-0483

Hearing Disorders

Hearing Loss

What is hearing loss?
Definition- "A reduction in hearing sensitivity" (Stach, 2003).

Individuals may experience hearing loss as a result of noise exposure, ear blockage, such as impacted wax and chronic ear infections and may experience associated symptoms such as tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and/or hyperacusis (increased sensitivity to loud sounds).

 Do you experience any of the following signs and symptoms of hearing loss?

• Difficulty understanding speech in quiet or noise
• Difficulty hearing on the phone and understanding speech
• Difficulty hearing the television and understanding speech
• Ringing in the ears
• Aural fullness/pressure in the ears
• Family and friends expressing concerns about your ability to hear and understand speech

How can UCF Audiology help?

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, UCF Audiology/Hearing Services can help by providing the services listed below. In addition, the UCF Listening Center offers Aural Rehabilitation Services for adults with hearing loss as well as for families with children who have hearing loss.

Bilingual consultations (English-Spanish) are available.

Janel Cosby PortraitOur Audiologist and Clinical Lecturer is Janel L. Cosby, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A, FAAA

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• Comprehensive diagnostic hearing evaluations for all ages
• Cochlear implant evaluations, activations, mapping and troubleshooting.  Provide cochlear implant evaluations for all ages using Advanced Bionics, Cochlear Americas and Med-El technologies
• Hearing aid consultations
• Hearing aid booth testing
• Hearing conservation evaluations
• Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) evaluation and treatment options
• Central auditory processing evaluations (ages 7 and up)
• Custom earmolds for hearing protection, hearing conservation and musicians


• A large selection of state-of-the-art digital hearing aid technology
• A large selection of styles and technology available from multiple manufacturer's to include a one, two or three year warranty
• Assistive listening devices; amplified telephones, altering devices, FM systems and wireless/Bluetooth options for telephone, television, electronic devices and mini microphones
• Customized fitting of hearing aids
• Adjustments and re-programming of hearing aids
• Annual hearing aid testing
• Minor repairs completed on-site
• Hearing aids and cochlear implant batteries are available for purchase


Contact Dr. Cosby at for  community presentations for families, caregivers or groups related to hearing health, hearing aids and cochlear implant technologies


Adult Oral Rehabilitation Session
Date: Monday, October 17, 2016
Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Location: Research Park Clinic


Case History Packet and Appointment Information

Please complete packet and submit to the UCF clinic in order to receive an appointment time.  The packet can be retunred via fax, mail or in person.  Once your information has been reviewed, you will be contacted by the office staff to receive an available appointment time.

Adult Forms

Child Forms

Research Park Clinic Contact Information

3280 Progress Drive
Suite 500 (Main Clinic)
Orlando, FL 32826-2215
Phone: 407-882-0468
Fax: 407-882-0483


[The clinicians] really pay attention to the patient's needs.
— Spouse of "Jeff",  a stroke survivor
The clinic has helped him with reading comprehension and math problems. We've been very happy with the program.
— Mother of "Christopher",  a child diagnosed with a language delay at age four
As a caregiver, the [clinic's impact] has been tremendous.
— Spouse of "Romeo",  a stroke survivor
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