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CSD Student Receives USF Graduate Student Latina Award

CSD Student Receives USF Graduate Student Latina Award

Yunet Holmes, a third year doctoral student in audiology, received the USF Graduate Student Latina Award for her doctoral project. The Office of Graduate Studies wanted to highlight a graduate student during the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, which takes place every year from September 15 to October 15. Holmes was born in Cuba and moved to Florida when she was eight years old.

Holmes helps Hispanic patients with their hearing difficulties in different clinical settings in the Tampa Bay Area. Her Audiology Doctoral Project involved working with the University of Arizona to implement an aural rehabilitation program, in order to educate Hispanic adults who have a hearing loss and who have difficulty accessing hearing health care due to limited information available in the Spanish language. Holmes hopes to continue raising awareness in the Hispanic community about negative psychological and social effects of hearing loss and increase their access to hearing healthcare.