Nova Southeastern University Department of Audiology
Patricia Gaffney, AuD is currently an associate professor at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Ft Lauderdale, FL. She earned her bachelor's degree from The George Washington University in Washington, DC and her Doctor of Audiology (AuD) from the University of Pittsburgh. She joined the audiology department at NSU in 2007. She is also the director of the NSU United Kingdom Doctor of Audiology program. Her specialty is vestibular diagnostics and treatment. At NSU she teaches the introductory vestibular class, vestibular lab, the advanced vestibular class, and a vestibular specialty course designed for advanced students who wish to specialize in vestibular diagnostics and treatment. She also teaches geriatric audiology, amplification I and II and accompanying labs. In addition to teaching, she sees patients in the NSU Audiology clinic with students seeing a mixture of vestibular and hearing aid patients. She also is the director for the NSU interprofessional fall prevention clinic. Dr Gaffney has presented at various national and state meetings on various topics including vestibular, amplification, and professional issues. Dr Gaffney also maintains memberships in several organizations, volunteers for various committees, and has previously served on the American Academy of Audiology Board of Directors. She is currently on the board of trustees for the American Academy of Audiology Foundation and the board of directors for the Audiology Practice Standards Organization.