Dr. Shoup received her BS in Speech-Pathology and Audiology, her MS in Communication Disorders and her PhD in Human Development and Communication Disorders from UT Dallas.

As Director of the Division of Communicative & Vestibular Disorders, Dr. Shoup provides administrative oversight for a group of audiologists offering state-of-the art services at the Aston Ambulatory Care Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital Outpatient ENT Clinic, Parkland Memorial Hospital Newborn Nursery Hearing Screening Program, Children’s Medical Center and three pediatric clinics in Irving-Coppell, Mesquite, and Plano. Speech-language pathologists from her Division provide services at University Hospital-Zale Lipshy and the Aston Ambulatory Care Center, while a physical therapist treats patients at the Aston Clinic. Dr. Shoup is an Adjunct Professor at UT Dallas where she lectures in the AuD program.

Dr. Shoup has published articles and textbook chapters on audiologic procedures and implantable hearing aids. She has been an invited speaker and presented research findings at national and international meetings. Her research interests include implementation of universal newborn hearing screening programs, developmental issues in audition, auditory electrophysiology, diagnostic assessment for auditory and vestibular disorders, hearing aids and cochlear implants.


Undergraduate School
University of Texas at Dallas (1989), Speech-language Pathology
Other Post Graduate Training
University of Texas at Dallas (1992)
Graduate School
University of Texas at Dallas (1992), Communication Disorders
Medical School
University of Texas at Dallas (1994)
Other Post Graduate Training
University of Texas at Dallas (1994)
Graduate School
University of Texas at Dallas (1994), Human Development and Communication Sciences

Research Interest

  • Auditory electrophysiology
  • Cochlear implants
  • Development of auditory perception
  • Evaluation of Auditory and Vestibular Disorders
  • Hearing aids


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Reliability of a rating scale used to distinguish direction of eye movement using infrared/video ENG recordings during repositioning maneuvers
Blau P, Shoup A International J Audiol 2007 46 427-32
Etanercept treatment for autoimmune inner ear disease: results of a pilot placebo-controlled study
Cohen S, Shoup A, Weisman MH, Harris J Otology Neurotology 2005 26 903-07
Dichotic speech recognition by bilateral cochlear implant users
Mani A, Loizou PC, Shoup A, Roland P, Kruger P RT Miyamoto (Ed), Cochlear Implants: Proceedings of the VIII International Cochlear Implant Conference March 2004 466-469
Electrocochleography and intranasal allergen challenge as investigational tools in patients with inhalant allergy and Menieres disease
Eaton, DA, Roland PS, Mabry RL, Shoup AG Laryngoscope 2003 113 33-36
Inhalant allergy and Menieres disease: Use of electrocochleography and intranasal allergen challenge as investigational tools
Noell CA, Roland PS, Mabry RL, Shoup AG Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery 2001 125(4) 346-50

Honors & Awards

  • Texas Hospital Association and Texas House of Representatives
    Flag Flown at the capital on August 23, 2000 in honor of outstanding service to the children of Texas (2000)
  • Chair's Outstanding Faculty Award, Texas Tech University School of Allied Health, Dept. of Communication Disorders
    Excellence in Teaching and Research (1996)
  • Research Enhancement Award from Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Allied Health
    Development of a computer based system for objective behavioral assessment of newborn auditory perception (1996)
  • Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
    President's Research Award (1996)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Audiology
  • American Auditory Society
  • American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
  • Association for Research in Otolaryngology
  • Texas Academy of Audiology: 2005-President-elect; 2006-President; 2007-Past President