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Shannon Van Hyfte

Clinical Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical Education in Audiology
  • Clinical Service Provision in Diagnostic and Habilitative/Re-Habilitative Audiology
  • Cochlear Implants

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Developmental Health and Wellness
  • Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity


Shannon Van Hyfte, AuD, CCC-A, is a clinical professor in the department of speech, language, and hearing sciences at Purdue University. She received her BS in Communication Disorders from Indiana State University and her AuD from Ball State University. She gained experience in both private practice and an ear, nose, and throat clinic prior to coming to Purdue University Audiology Clinic. Her primary responsibilities include her role as Director of Clinical Education in Audiology and in clinical education of first through third year AuD students in pediatric through adult diagnostic evaluations as well as providing habilitation/rehabilitation services. In addition, she is course instructor of the Practice Management AuD course, first and second year clinical seminars, and arranges externship placements for third year AuD students.


  • AuD, 2003, Ball State University
  • BS, 1999, Indiana State University
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence - Audiology, ASHA, 2003
  • Audiology License, State of Indiana, 2004
  • First Steps Certification, State of Indiana, 2006


Current Courses

  • SLHS 65900 001 - Practice Management
  • SLHS 57900-I - Clinical Practicum in Audiology Seminar - First Year
  • SLHS 57900-II - Clinical Practicum in Audiology Seminar - Second Year
  • SLHS 57900 - Audiology Clinical Practicum

Selected Publications

  • Van Hyfte, S. & Gritt, A. (2020). Pediatric Partnership: Supporting a Young Child with CIs. The Hearing Journal, 73(11), 38, 39. doi: 10.1097/01.HJ.0000722516.00118.66
  • Van Hyfte, S. (2020, April 1). AuD Externships: Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Hearing Journal. Online Only. Retrieved from:
  • Van Hyfte, S. (2019). AuD Externships: Building, Managing Successful Experiences. The Hearing Journal, 72(8), 28,30. doi: 10.1097/01.HJ.0000579580.83291.b4
  • Krishnan, L., Van Hyfte, S., Richards, K. (2019). Newborn hearing screening: Early education = More satisfied mothers. American Journal of Audiology, 1-11.
  • Van Hyfte, S. (2018). Pediatric CI care and student learning in a university clinic. The Hearing Journal, 71(8), 30-31. doi: 10.1097/01.HJ.0000544484.95762.1e

Selected Honors/Awards

  • Exceptional Teaching and Instructional Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Co-Coordinator/Awarded to Clinical Faculty in Audiology of MD Steer Clinic/Purdue University - 2021
  • Professional Achievement Award/Indiana Speech-Language Hearing Association - April 2020
  • Purdue Focus Award - Faculty Recipient/Purdue University - 2020
  • Certificate of Outstanding Dedication of Cochlear Implant Patients/Advanced Bionics - 2019

Professional Affiliations

  • Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • Midwest Clinic Director Group
  • Indiana Speech Language Hearing Association
  • Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Advisory Board