Dr. Schafer

Erin Schafer, PhD
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies for Audiology
Office #: 
UNT Speech & Hearing Center, 266


Dr. Schafer joined the Audiology & Speech Language Pathology faculty at UNT in 2005, and is currently a Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in Audiology. She received her Ph.D. in 2005 from The University of Texas at Dallas. She teaches courses and publishes research on the assessment and (re)habilitation of adults and children with hearing loss or auditory disorders. Her current research projects focuses on the use of remote-microphone technology and auditory training to improve auditory function in individuals with hearing aids or cochlear as well as those who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In 2016, she received a $379,000 grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to fund her work with children and young adults with ASD. She currently serves as the Past President for the Educational Audiology Association and as a board member of the Auditory Implant Initiative. Dr. Schafer was awarded the 2017 UNT Office of Research and Innovation Teacher Scholar Award and the 2013 Cheryl Deconde Johnson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Educational and Pediatric Audiology.

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