The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation released the following press release acknowledging Sarah for this accomplishment. Congratulations, Sarah!
Local Audiology Doctoral Student Receives A $5,000 Scholarship at National Meeting of Communication Professionals
(STORRS, CT – Dec. 6, 2015) Sarah Camera, B.A., of the University of Connecticut, received a $5,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Graduate Student Scholarship during the recent 2015 Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), held November 12-14 in Denver, Colorado.
The Graduate Student Scholarship program supports master’s and doctoral students in the field of speech-language pathology or audiology who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement.
Sarah completed her honor’s thesis on the impact of musical training on the auditory system under the direction of Dr. Erika Skoe. She plans to continue this research during her graduate career at UConn by collecting more data and identifying biomarkers of subclinical hearing loss in musicians to uncover auditory impairments in their earliest stages, before causing noticeable sensory difficulty for the patient.
Sarah thanks the ASHFoundation for their generous support towards her education.
The ASHFoundation is a charitable organization that promotes a better quality of life for children and adults with communication disorders. The ASHFoundation is affiliated with ASHA and is part of the Association’s annual convention ─ the most comprehensive development conference for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language and hearing scientists.
About the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
ASHFoundation’s mission is to advance knowledge about the causes and treatment of hearing, speech, and language problems. The ASHFoundation raises funds from individuals, corporations, and organizations to support research, graduate education, and special projects that foster discovery and innovation in the field of communication sciences.
About the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
The national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 182,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders.