UNC Hearing and Communication Center

"Offering exemplary hearing and communication services to the community while providing exceptional clinical education."
6015 Farrington Rd Ste 103 Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Clinic staff

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Nancy Mckenna

Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A

Dr. McKenna has been with the faculty of the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences since 2007. She brings with her a diverse background, which includes a research career in basic science and many years advocating for children and communities in the non-profit world. Dr. McKenna is licensed in audiology in both North Carolina and Kansas, which allows her to dispense hearing aids. She is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), the National Hearing Conservation Association, and the American Auditory Society.

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Stephanie Sjoblad

Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA

Dr. Stephanie Sjoblad grew up with congenital hearing loss and has worn hearing aids since the age of six. She received a cochlear implant in 2009 and now enjoys bimodal hearing in one ear and hearing aid on the other. Dr. Sjoblad holds the roles of Clinical Associate Professor and Clinic Director and her main responsibilities consist of directing the operations of the UNC Hearing and Communication Center clinic, providing direct clinical services while supervising graduate students in audiology. She is on the Board of Directors for Beginnings for Parents of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Inc. and on the Board for the American Academy of Audiology –North Carolina.

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Patricia Johnson

AuD, FAAA

Dr. Johnson primarily practices as a clinical audiologist at the UNC Hearing and Communication Center (UNC-HCC), a faculty clinic in Chapel Hill. She provides adult diagnostic and aural rehabilitative services, with specialization in hearing and assistive technology. As clinical manager at the UNC-HCC, she oversees daily operation to ensure quality and reliable patient care. With the UNC-HCC serving as the formative training site for UNC’s doctoral students, Dr. Johnson also provides daily clinical education via one-on-one student supervision. Using her expertise in hearing technology. Dr. Johnson teaches the AuD hearing aid courses for first year students. With a commitment to community service, Dr. Johnson can often be found providing hearing presentations and screenings around the Triangle, with a special focus on the aging population.

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Philip Griffin

AuD, FAAA

Dr. Griffin is a clinical audiologist and faculty member born in Raleigh and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Griffin provides adult diagnostic and hearing rehabilitative services, including the selection and fitting of hearing aids and assistive devices. Because of his strong interest and clinical background the audiological diagnosis and management of vertigo and disorders of balance, he also serves as the instructor for the Balance and Dizziness Assessment and Treatment course in the Audiology Doctoral Program

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Hannah Siburt

AuD, CCC-A

Dr. Siburt joined the faculty of the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences in 2017. She holds the roles of Clinical Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Clinical Education for Audiology. In this role, she oversees the clinical components of the audiology program, teaching graduate courses and providing adult audiologic services at the UNC Hearing and Communication Center. Dr. Siburt was previously a Clinical Assistant Professor and the AuD program coordinator at the University of Florida. In this role she provided oversight for the academic components of the Doctor of Audiology program, taught courses in the AuD Program, and provided diagnostic and rehabilitative clinical services for patients across the lifespan. She has also held prior positions as a research assistant professor at the University of South Florida in their Auditory and Speech Sciences Laboratory and was a clinical audiologist for the VA North Florida/South Georgia Compensation and Pension Clinic

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Martha Mundy

AuD, FAAA

Dr. Mundy has been a practicing audiologist for over 30 years. Her earliest experiences evaluating children for possible hearing problems were in Head Start Preschools while she was enrolled at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Mundy has had the opportunity over the years to work with ENT physicians and pediatricians in Alabama, Texas, and most recently with speech and hearing colleagues here at UNC. Dr. Mundy joined the faculty of the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences in 1994 after working on the Carolina Otitis Media Project for four years at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center. She continues to see children and their families clinically, evaluating young children for hearing loss and recommending and fitting hearing aids. She also consults with school districts about services and hearing technologies for school-age children with hearing impairment. Dr. Mundy is the Coordinator of Au.D. Studies at UNC and oversees the academic component of the audiology program. She works with graduate students both in the clinic and the classroom.

Clinic reviews

Read 3 verified patient reviews for UNC Hearing and Communication Center! Their average review score is 5 () from 3 reviews.

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“I'm a retired banker and past Chairman of our local hospital. I have been involved with many people over the last forty years and I wanted to take this time to express my thanks to Dr. Griffin and Caitlyn Whitson for their help making this decision. I'm very impressed with this young lady and I think she has a bright future. ”

of Dunn, NC   
09/20/2018    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“Very good, professional service. My hearing much improved following their consultation and purchasing the hearing aids they recommended.”

of Chapel Hill, NC   
08/14/2018    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“They were very direct about what needed to be done. No sugar coating about anything.”

of Liberty, NC   
08/31/2011    Review verified by phone
5 out of 5 1.

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About this clinic

The UNC-HCC is part of the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They have been providing the highest level of hearing evaluations and hearing treatment services in the Chapel Hill area for over 40 years. We strive to build long-term relationships with our patients based upon integrity and respect. It’s our mission to continually set and raise the standard of hearing health care in the Triangle area while training the next generation of audiologists.

Our nationally recognized, itemized (unbundled) model sets us apart from other clinics. Hearing aids and assistive devices can be a large investment. Separating the cost of hearing devices from the cost of professional services makes hearing care more affordable and accessible.

Clinic services

The UNC Hearing and Communication Center offers a wide range of clinical services, from comprehensive evaluations to patient-centered aural rehabilitation. Our licensed audiologists are committed to providing compassionate and evidence-based care in every detail of your treatment. Whether you are just getting started or have worn hearing technology for decades, we are thrilled to meet you where you are and improve your quality of life through better hearing.

SERVICES OFFERED:

  • Diagnostic Hearing Testing
  • Hearing Aid Selection and Fitting
  • Hearing Aid Service and Repair
  • Tinnitus Evaluations
  • Dizziness, Vertigo and Balance Evaluations
  • Ear Wax Removal
  • Musicians Earplugs/Monitors
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Educational Audiology
  • Aural Rehabilitation/Counseling
  • Hearing Protection Devices

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(919) 794-7536

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Hours of operation

Sunday Closed
Monday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
By appt.
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
By appt.
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
By appt.
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
By appt.
Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
By appt.
Saturday Closed

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  • Insurance accepted, please call for details
Disclaimer: This clinic profile is for general information purposes only. Financial aid and insurance coverage can vary widely by policy and should be verified with the provider before services are rendered.