Dr. Sarah Wakefield arrived in South Florida in 2004, when she began her doctoral studies in Audiology at Nova Southeastern University. During that time, she developed a passion for helping children and adults with auditory processing difficulties and other impairments of hearing. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Dr. Wakefield received a B.S. in Communications Sciences and Disorders at Penn State University where she first discovered her interest in the study of neurological based auditory disorders in children. Besides her work with children, Dr. Wakefield has an interest in the treatment of adults with hearing loss. She uses a unique blend of her knowledge about how the brain processes sound and conventional treatments, such as hearing aids, to help better counsel and treat adults with hearing impairments. Her love for helping others isn’t confined to the office, Dr. Wakefield has participated in several humanitarian trips to Central America and the Caribbean to help individuals with hearing loss by fitting them with hearing aids.
In June 2011, Dr. Wakefield returned to Nova Southeastern University as an adjunct faculty member prior to accepting a full-time faculty position in January 2012. As an assistant professor, Dr. Wakefield has instructed the following courses: Diagnostic II (auditory processing modules), Advanced Amplification, Aging of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems, and is slated to teach Auditory Intervention in the Fall semester of 2012. Dr. Wakefield is also on staff at the NSU Hearing and Balance Clinic, where she works with both the pediatric and geriatric populations.