Student organization spotlight: Student Academy of Audiology

Student organization spotlight: Student Academy of Audiology

19 Aug 2016    By Kelcey Buck

The Student Academy of Audiology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders provides students with opportunities to get involved in the field of audiology through educational, networking and volunteer activities.

While students from any major are welcome to join, the group’s meetings focus on the audiology profession. The mission of UNL’s chapter is to advance the rights, interests and welfare of students pursuing careers in audiology by engaging students in professional activities that promote the profession of audiology.

UNL’s Student Academy of Audiology participates in a variety of activities throughout the year, including providing hearing screenings at the Special Olympics, and hosting guest speakers for members to learn more about the audiology profession.

The group’s biggest event is the annual Huskers for Hearing 5K Fun Run, which raises money for HearU Nebraska. Last spring’s 5K was cancelled due to inclement weather, but the event raised more than $10,000 in its previous three years of existence. All proceeds help HearU Nebraska provide hearing aids to children from birth to 18 years of age who have a hearing impairment and whose insurance does not cover the cost of hearing aids.

Anyone interested in joining the UNL Student Academy of Audiology should email president Chelsea Hull at, or join the Facebook group, UNL Student Academy of Audiology. Information about the group’s first meeting will also be posted on the bulletin board in the Barkley Memorial Center.

Special Education and Communication Disorders