Faculty in Audiology
Lou Echols Chambers serves as the Audiology Clinic Coordinator. She has over 29 years of experience in the field of audiology and is certified through the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association (ASHA). She received her Master's of Science degree in audiology from Purdue University. Ms. Chambers has been employed in university and hospital settings. Her primary areas of interest include adult and pediatric aural rehabilitation, hearing aids, and hearing conservation procedures. She supervises and mentors students enrolled in the Doctor of Audiology program. In addition, she teaches a graduate diagnostic audiology laboratory course and a course in professional, ethical and legal issues. Ms. Chambers coordinates all external placements for graduate audiology students and arranges for undergraduate students to observe in the Audiology Clinic. She is an ASHA Fellow and a member of the American Academy of Audiology. She is licensed as an audiologist and hearing aid dispenser in the state of Illinois.
Brittney Reidy, AuD joined University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign as a Clinical Assistant Professor in August 2018. Dr. Reidy received her Master’s Degree from Illinois State University in 2005 and her Doctorate of Audiology from A.T. Still University in 2012. She specializes in pediatric diagnostics, Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing, hearing aid evaluations and fittings, pediatric BAHA evaluations and fittings and cochlear implant evaluations and programming in both pediatrics and adults. She provides aural rehabilitation and counseling to children and adults. Dr. Reidy is a provider with the Division of Specialized Care for Children and Early Intervention throughout the state of Illinois.
Dr. Amanda Lawrence found her way to the University of Illinois via the long route. An impassioned pediatric audiologist who has spent more than 15 years building her skill base in the private clinical sector to seize this present opportunity to pass on the knowledge gleaned to the next generation of audiologists. Clinically, Dr. Lawrence’s focus is on family-centered communication rehabilitation and pediatric diagnostic procedures. As a natural born teacher, her desire is to instill in students a working playbook for patient-centered best-practice clinical care. Dr. Lawrence is an ASHA certified audiologist who received her Master’s Degree from Vanderbilt University and completed her Au.D. at A.T. Still University.