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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

Lake Nona Clinic Location

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

Learn more 





• Diagnostic hearing evaluations for ages 7 and up
• 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
• Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) consulatation/ treatment options
• Custom earmolds for hearing protection


• 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
• Heearing aid verification
• 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.


Participants are needed for an Adult Rehabilitation Research Program beginning August 2017.



Case History Packet and Appointment Information

To schedule an appointment e-mail or call 407-882-0468.

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

UCF Health Lake Nona Clinic Information

9975 Tavistock Lakes Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32827

Available Appointment Times at UCF Health-Lake Nona Clinic

Thursdays during the following appointment times:
8:30-10:00 a.m.
10:30-12:00 noon

Fridays during the following appointment times:
8:30-10:00 a.m.
10:30-12:00 noon
12:30-2:00 p.m.
2:30-4:00 p.m.

 For further information on the Research Park Clinic vist /clinic/comprehensive-evaluation/hearing-disorders/research-park-clinic-location/



[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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