Dr. Shumaker earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from Auburn University and her master’s degree in Audiology from the University of South Alabama. She completed her clinical externship at the VA Medical Center in Birmingham, AL with the completion of her doctoral degree from Salus University. Dr. Shumaker gained experience working in ENT and family practice clinics prior to opening a private practice, Hearing Associates of Dothan, LLC, with Robyn Wilkes, Au.D., in 2009. Dr. Shumaker and her husband reside in Dothan, Alabama.




    I had such an amazing experience while in South Africa! Due to spotty internet conntection we were only able to blog sporadically, so I wanted to submit another blog with summarizing some of my though..Read more

  • AUGUST 7, 2010

    We had another great day at Xanthia. We started the morning with the students participating in a group discussion about the differences in audiology in the US and South Africa. Following that discus..Read more

  • AUGUST 6, 2010

    Another early start, but it was an amazing day! I feel so blessed to have had to the opportunity to take part in this trip and being able to see the clinic at Xanthia and work there was just so humbli..Read more

  • AUGUST 5, 2010

    Wow what a day!!!  We started out very early...leaving the farm at 6am to get on the road to Hazyview.  We were informed that it could take 6-7 hours by microbus to get there, so we wanted to get an..Read more

  • AUGUST 4, 2010

    Another busy day! Again we tested over 100 children today!  We had another great day testing in various preschools.  We also enjoyed interacted with the children and Julie had the opportunity to t..Read more

  • AUGUST 3, 2010

    VERY BUSY DAY!!! We visited 6 preschools today and tested over 100 children! We were greeted at each preschool by the excited children. The schools had various conditions; some of with dirt floors and..Read more

  • AUGUST 2, 2010

    We had another great day.  It started early as we had to be up and ready to leave by 7:15 am to head out to several preschools to complete otoscopy, cerumen management, tympanometry, otoacoustic ems..Read more

  • AUGUST 1, 2010

    We had a great day at Senior Home where we were able to work with several adults.  We performed otoscopy, cerumen management, tympanometry, hearing screenings, and hearing aid fittings.  Fortunate..Read more

  • JULY 31, 2010

    We had a very exciting day!  It started with a great breakfast of fresh fruit, eggs, bacon, and tea at the Outlook Lodge.  We then left the lodge to meet up with the rest of the team, only to find t..Read more

  • JULY 30, 2010

    After a 15 hour flight, I arrived safely in Johannesburg!  I was greeted at the airport by someone from our lodge.  After exchanging US dollars for SA Rand, I was ready to go, and my driver took me ..Read more


    Eight days to go until I fly out to South Africa to officially meet the rest of the team! I can not believe it is almost here! I have been praying for several years for the opportunity to take part in..Read more