UNC Hearing and Communication Center

6015 Farrington Rd Ste 103 Chapel Hill, NC 27517
(919) 794-5214


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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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Read 7 verified patient reviews for UNC Hearing and Communication Center! Their average review score is 5 () from 7 reviews.

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“The professional audiology staff at the UNC Hearing Center went above and beyond expectations to guide and care for me and lead me to the proper choice in hearing aids and they have improved my quality of life exponentially. Stephanie, especially, is a God-send. But the graduate student interns and even the people at the reception desk are all terrific.”

Rabbi G.   
05/12/2022    Review submitted online

“My experience with the staff & doctors was beyond exceptional!! Not only did they take great care & spent much time with my evaluation & questions I had, they provided follow up for new hearing aid owners that is just invaluable. I cannot believe the difference it made in my hearing to get fitted with aids-----I'd recommend them to anyone who qualifies. They are not 'your grandad's' hearing aids these days. I enjoy listening to music via bluetooth right into my ears & making phone calls too. A special shout out to Ms. Anne Marie Egan, who was incredibly kind, patient & encouraging throughout the entire process as well as Dr. McKenna for her wonderful 'people' skills.”

Melissa C. of Chapel Hill, NC   
03/04/2021    Review submitted online

“Hearing tests very comprehensive and thorough. Nancy McKenna is very professional and my new hearing aids are working well. She also addressed a specific case of wind noise when bike riding. Thanks. ”

Steve B. of Southport, NC   
09/03/2020    Review submitted online

“I had been having trouble hearing in church, restaurants, and my tv programs. Dr McKenna and her students studied, tested, and helped me beyond my expectations. I feel free to call with any questions I might have. They don’t just get you hearing aids they teach you how to use them, clean them and answer all your questions. Each visit was a pleasure.”

Gladess C. of Chapel Hill, NC   
03/09/2019    Review submitted online

“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. ”

Ray W. of Dunn, NC   
09/20/2018    Review submitted online

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Clinic details

Offering exemplary hearing and communication services to the community while providing exceptional clinical education.

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 50 years. 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.

Hearing care 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.


  • 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
(919) 794-5214

Hours of operation

Monday8 am - 4 pm
by appointment
Tuesday8 am - 4 pm
by appointment
Wednesday8 am - 4 pm
by appointment
Thursday8 am - 4 pm
by appointment
Friday8 am - 4 pm
by appointment

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  • Debit
  • Insurance accepted, please call for details
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