Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences Archives
Evaluation of hearing brochures
Jun. 21, 2022—Most brochures given to parents about newborn hearing screening results need to be modified to make them more understandable, Vanderbilt hearing researchers found.
Chancellor Faculty Fellows announced
Jun. 15, 2022—Several highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise have been selected for the 2022 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows.
Hearing and Speech Sciences celebrates 70 years of service
Apr. 13, 2022—The Vanderbilt Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences is celebrating 70 years of serving people with hearing, speech, language and related disorders.
Christmas Village celebrates 60 years of tireless support
Feb. 10, 2022—by Emily Stembridge The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences recently received a $385,000 check from Christmas Village representatives. The donation is the latest derived from a 60-year partnership between the department and Christmas Village, which has seen $9.3 million raised for the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center. Christmas Village is organized and operated solely through...
Three honored by American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Jan. 6, 2022—Three faculty members in Vanderbilt's Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences have been honored by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) for their contributions to the professions of speech-language pathology, audiology and speech and hearing science.
Translational Research Forum honors scientific excellence
Nov. 11, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s strength in translational research, which helps “translate” scientific discovery into medical practice, was celebrated recently during the Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum
Initiative helps patients with communication disorders
Oct. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt's Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences is working to educate clinicians about augmentative and alternative communication methods for patients with communication disorders.
Research explores how people with traumatic brain injury have adapted to the pandemic
May. 13, 2021—The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences has conducted research to better understand how individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers think the findings may apply to many disability populations in future crises.
American Academy of Audiology honors Gifford, Roberts
May. 6, 2021—Two faculty members from the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences — René Gifford, PhD, and Richard Roberts, PhD — were recognized for their work in the field at the 2021 American Academy of Audiology (AAA) convention.
Special Olympics honors Wilkerson Center, Hearing and Speech Sciences
Jan. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Bill Wilkerson Center, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, has been awarded the Special Olympics’ Golisano Health Leadership Award for Tennessee. The award is the highest honor health partners can receive from the Special Olympics.
New bone anchored hearing implant enhances patient’s life
Dec. 2, 2020—Although Elisabeth Mouw, 23, knew she would benefit from having a bone-anchored hearing implant, she put off getting one for several years. Aside from being concerned about the aesthetic of wearing an external hearing device, she was worried it would interfere with her ability to play sports.
Global recommendations for cochlear implants outlined
Sep. 10, 2020—More than 432 million adults across the globe live with a disabling hearing loss, but of those who are candidates for cochlear implants, only 4-5% receive one.