Colleen Sheahan received her bachelor degree in Speech Language Pathology & Audiology and Deaf Studies from Towson University in 2015. She is currently a fourth-year audiology doctorate student at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, completing her clinical residency at Chesapeake Hearing Centers.
Ms. Sheahan has completed clinical rotations at the Center for Hearing and Balance at Bloomsburg University, Valley ENT, ENT Surgical Group and Select Medical Audiology. She has completed hearing screenings for students in the Central Columbia School District in Pennsylvania and at the Pennsylvania Special Olympics Summer Games.
During her undergraduate studies, she utilized American Sign Language (ASL) and written English to teach deaf adults literacy skills through her internship at an adult literacy organization in Baltimore. Ms. Sheahan has a special interest in diagnostic testing and vestibular disorders — she co-presented on vestibular dark cells at the Tenth Annual Meeting of the American Balance Society in 2018.
Ms. Sheahan served as the President of the Audiology Doctoral Student Association at Bloomsburg University where she coordinated service projects and community outreach promoting hearing health. She is currently a student member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology and American Auditory Society. Interested in current research, Ms. Sheahan has attended multiple conferences and training sessions, including the Third Annual Audiology Conference held at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, and Starkey University.
The ability to help patients hear so they can enjoy the many sounds of life is what drew Ms. Sheahan to the field of audiology. When not working clinically, Ms. Sheahan enjoys spending time on her family’s small farm in Delaware, reading a good book, and walking her rescue dog, Dudley.