Speech & Hearing Science
Faculty in Audiology
Sadie Braun, Au.D. , CCC-A is an American Board of Audiology Fellow. Dr. Braun received her B.A. in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2006. She went on to earn a Doctor of Audiology degree from Purdue University in 2010. While at Purdue, Dr. Braun held a Graduate Assistantship in the M.D. Steer Audiology Clinic and received three different graduate scholarships. She has more than 10 years of experience as an audiologist providing services to individuals across the lifespan. Dr. Braun’s previous experience includes ABR assessments, hearing aid and cochlear implant fitting, VNG assessment and interpretation, and marketing to increase clinic utilization.
Dr. Amanda Lawrence found her way to the University of Illinois via the long route. An impassioned pediatric audiologist who has spent more than 15 years building her skill base in the private clinical sector, she seized upon the opportunity to pass on her knowledge to the next generation of audiologists. Clinically, Dr. Lawrence’s focus is on family-centered communication rehabilitation and pediatric diagnostic procedures. As a natural born teacher, her desire is to instill in students a working playbook for patient-centered best-practice clinical care. Dr. Lawrence is an ASHA certified audiologist who received her Master’s Degree from Vanderbilt University and completed her Au.D. at A.T. Still University.