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Edie R. Hapner, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

Edie R. Hapner Instructor Bio:

Edie R. Hapner is professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, codirector of the UAB Voice Center, and director of speech and hearing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Among her honors, Dr. Hapner was named the George W. Barber Jr., Foundation Endowed Professor in 2021, ASHA Fellow in 2019, Associate Fellow of the American Laryngological Association, and Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Hapner has also received the GSHA's Clinician of the Year, The University of Missouri's Education Program Alumnae of the Year, and the Clinical Scholar designation of the AAO-HNS.

Dr. Hapner served on the ASHA Board of Directors from 2014 to 2016. She was the ASHA Convention cochair in 2020 and will serve in that position again for the ASHA Convention in 2022. She is a member of the Voice Committee of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, and she served on the Coordinating Committee of Special Interest Group 3, Voice and Voice Disorders from 2006 to 2013. Dr. Hapner is an ASHA-appointed member of the National Advisory Committee to the Educational Testing Service. She served as the ASHA-appointed member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology's committee for the development of evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of dysphonia.

Dr. Hapner has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and six book chapters on voice and voice disorders, and she is the coeditor of Voice Therapy: Clinical Case Studies. She is the author of Training and Interpretation of FEES in Adults, a DVD training program for clinicians. She is the codeveloper of phonation resistance training exercises, PhoRTE, a systematic program of respiratory and phonatory overload to treat the aging voice. Dr. Hapner is the co-planner for the Voice Therapy Conference, the only conference dedicated solely to assessment and treatment of voice disorders by speech-language pathologists.

Dr. Hapner has served as a consultant to MedBridge since 2013, and in addition to being an instructor of multiple courses, she is the developer of the upcoming Voice Certificate for MedBridge.

Edie R. Hapner's Continuing Education Courses

The Aging Voice Part 3: Using Voice Therapy to Treat Presbyphonia

The Aging Voice Part 3: Using Voice Therapy to Treat Presbyphonia

This course, with Edie Hapner, outlines evidence-based interventions for persons experiencing presbyphonia. The course begins by providing an overview of a treatment modality framework that includes both non-invasive and more invasive…

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The Aging Voice Part 1: The Impact, Causes, and Treatment for Presbyphonia

The Aging Voice Part 1: The Impact, Causes, and Treatment for Presbyphonia

This course, with Edie Hapner, introduces students to the prevalence of presbyphonia, and discusses it's impact on an aging population in the United States and around the world. The course begins by explaining why presbyphonia matters,…

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The Aging Voice Part 2: A Vocal Capabilities Battery for Presbyphonia

The Aging Voice Part 2: A Vocal Capabilities Battery for Presbyphonia

This course, with Edie Hapner, provides detailed instruction in instrumental and non-instrumental techniques for evaluating aging voice. The course begins by instructing participants to rule out other diagnoses through the laryngeal…

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Laryngeal Videostroboscopy: Part One

Laryngeal Videostroboscopy: Part One

This course presents an in depth tutorial in the role of laryngeal videostrobscopy in the comprehensive evaluation of voice disorders. Examination begins with a discussion of the differences between diagnostic flexible laryngoscopy and…

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Laryngeal Videostroboscopy: Part Two

Laryngeal Videostroboscopy: Part Two

Participants will be guided through a tutorial in common laryngeal pathologies often seen ion the examination, their likely causes and treatments. The course then introduces the clinician to the use of this information to plan therapy…

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The It Factor: Strategies for Developing the Therapeutic Alliance

The It Factor: Strategies for Developing the Therapeutic Alliance

Video Runtime: 89 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 34 Minutes

Although many speech-language pathologists (SLPs) take a seminar in voice disorders, training in the application of effective intervention strategies for use in… Read Morearrow_right

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Introduction to Dysphonia

Introduction to Dysphonia

Video Runtime: 89 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 28 Minutes

This introduction to working with people who are dysphonic challenges the clinician to look at the evaluation and treatment of dysphonia from a physiological perspective.… Read Morearrow_right

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