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Dr. Jason Wigand

Chief Audiologist at Beach Eye Care & Audiology

Jason P. Wigand, AuD is the chief audiologist with Beach Eye Care & Audiology. He is board-certified in audiology and has held positions in various private practice and nonprofit settings, including serving as faculty, clinical director of the cochlear implant program, and clinical preceptor for the graduate program at the University of South Carolina in the Arnold School of Public Health in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. He currently serves on South Carolina’s licensure Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology. He is past president and continuing board member for the South Carolina Academy of Audiology and serves as treasurer for the South Carolina chapter of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired.

Dr. Wigand completed undergraduate work at the University of Kentucky and received his clinical doctorate in audiology from The Ohio State University. His research and clinical expertise include cochlear and auditory implants, speech perception and psychoacoustics, early intervention in hearing loss, hearing aids and amplification treatment options, and aural rehabilitation and communication strategies.

As a researcher, clinical audiologist, and late-deafened adult and bilateral cochlear implant recipient, Dr. Wigand is passionate about serving both adult and pediatric populations challenged by hearing loss. He is continually engaged in contributing to the professional and consumer education and collaboration needed to forward the practice and profession of audiology as the primary provider of care for individuals with hearing and communication challenges.