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University Health Care Brings Specialized Audiologist On Board June 25, 2009

For more information, call Rebecca Sylvester at 706/828-2394.

University Health Care Brings Specialized Audiologist On Board

AUGUSTA, GA. (June 25, 2009) Gloria Garner, Au.D., has joined University Health Care System’s Speech and Hearing Center as an audiologist.

Dr. Garner completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees in audiology from the University of Georgia. She completed her doctoral degree in audiology in 2003 at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry’s School of Audiology. A native of Augusta, the majority of her years in clinical practice were focused on improving the quality of life of individuals with hearing loss through the use of leading edge hearing aid and cochlear implant technologies at the Medical College of Georgia.

Dr. Garner has served on the adjunct faculty for the George S. Osborne School of Audiology at Salus University since 2004 and teaches online courses in ethics and aural rehabilitation. She has served as Chair of the Ethical Practices Committee of the American Academy of Audiology since July of 2007, and also serves on the Review and Editorial Boards for Audiology Online and Healthy Hearing. She is frequently invited to national and state meetings to speak on ethics in audiology.

University’s Speech and Hearing Center provides a full range of evaluation and treatment services for children and adults with speech, language, feeding, swallowing and hearing disorders. They provide services for hundreds of CSRA residents each year from infants to the elderly. Their goal is to enable people with communication and related disorders to regain quality of life, and to communicate and function as independently as possible in their homes, schools, workplaces and communities. For more information on Dr. Garner or the center, or to schedule a free screening, call 706/774-2237.

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