The Speech Perception Laboratory is part of the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Florida. We can be reached at We are located in the Dental Science Building (D2-055) of the UF Health Science Center at 1395 Center Drive in Gainesville, Florida (see campus map). For detailed, set-by-step instructions on how to get to the lab (including information on parking), please see Research Participant Resources.

Research Participants

If you are signed up for a study in our lab and have any questions about the study you are participating in, you can contact us at

Research Opportunities for Students and Trainees

UF undergraduates and graduates students interested in becoming research assistants or conducting an honors thesis or capstone project should contact Dr. Sheffield at

Dr. Sheffield is actively recruiting for multiple RAs to begin in the fall of 2020 and for a doctoral student to begin in 2021; he accepts students through the SLHS program and RSD PhD program for the College of Public Health and Health Professions. He is committed to mentoring and working together with students with both clinical professional and academic research goals. The Speech Perception Lab is committed to celebrate all diversity with a collaborative and supportive research and learning environment.