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Andrea R. Hillock, Au.D., CCC-A

(615) 936-5272
1215 21st Avenue South
MCE South Tower
Room 8310
Nashville, TN 37232
 
Dr. Hillock received her Bachelors of Science (B.S.) degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Psychology from Syracuse University in 1999 and her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from Northwestern University in 2003. Her graduate research at Northwestern involved analysis of speech-evoked frequency following responses in individuals with Auditory Neuropathy/Dys-synchrony (AN/AD). Her primary research interests include AN/AD, central auditory system development and plasticity, auditory evoked potentials and efferent auditory system effects. 
 
She is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Audiology, American Speech Language Hearing Association and Association for Research in Otolaryngology. She is also an associate member of the National Association of Future Doctors of Audiology for which she served on the Board of Directors as the Government Relations Committee chairperson from 2005-2006. 
 
Erin S. Maloff, M.S., CCC-A
(615) 936-8330
Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center
1215 21st Avenue South, suite 10239
Medical Center East, South Tower
Nashville, TN 37232-8025
 
Ms. Maloff received her Bachelors of Science (B.S.) degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Arizona State University in 2000 and her Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders-Audiology (M.S.) degree from Arizona State University in 2002. Her graduate research at Arizona State University involved investigating the aspects of speech perception by patients fit with cochlear implants and by normal-hearing subjects listening to simulations of cochlear implants. Ms. Maloff was employed at House Ear Institute from 2004-2006 where she was involved in Stacked ABR and cochlear hydrops analysis research. Her primary research interests include Meniere’s disease/cochlear hydrops, auditory and vestibular evoked potentials, and cortical development and plasticity.   
 
She is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Audiology, American Speech Language Hearing Association, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, American Auditory Society, International Evoked Response Audiometry Study Group, and the National Association of Future Doctors of Audiology.  
 
Christopher Spankovich, Au.D., M.P.H.
(615) 936-6920
Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center
1215 21st Avenue South, suite 10239
Medical Center East, South Tower
Nashville, TN 37232-8025
 
Christopher Spankovich, Au.D., M.P.H. is a graduate student in the Hearing and Speech Sciences Department at Vanderbilt University. Christopher received his masters of public health degree (M.P.H.) from Emory University and a doctor of audiology (Au.D.) from Rush University. His primary research and clinical interests are in auditory physiology, more specifically pathological mechanisms and intervention strategies, auditory physiological responses, and hereditary hearing loss.
 
Dr. Spankovich is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, student member of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology and American Auditory Society, and past vice-president of the National Association for Future Doctors of Audiology.
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