Erin C. Schafer

Dr. Erin C. Schafer is a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Audiology at the University of North Texas, where she has been a faculty member since 2005. She received her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2005. Her research programs focus on the assessment and (re)habilitation of adults and children with hearing loss and auditory disorders.

The challenges of learning during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is requiring children to adapt to new learning situations and pandemic-related accommodations including social distancing, face masks and a strong reliance on technology. A recent study documented the educational challenges faced by children with hearing loss.