Audiology Graduate Student
University of Pittsburgh
Rebecca Peñaranda is currently a third-year audiology student at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a dual minor in Linguistic and Deaf Studies. She is currently a Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellow where she co-leads the program Hearing Education and Resources for Underserved Population (HEAR-UP). The HEAR-UP program offers free audiologic services at two clinics in Pittsburgh that address underserved populations such a Nepali and Spanish Refugees and the homeless. These services include evaluation, diagnostics and treatment in the form of hearings. Rebecca is also a co-investigator on updating and validating the 1999 version of Developmental Index of Audition and Listening. Rebecca is excited to be starting her externship May 2019 at Jefferson Balance and Hearing Center in Philadelphia.