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Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences Archives

Researchers in I HEAR lab recruit patients for donepezil and neuroplasticity study

Jul. 31, 2023—Researchers in Vanderbilt's Implantables, Hearing Enhancement and Amplification Research Laboratory have launched a study of neuroplasticity, or the brain’s ability to adapt to new information, in cochlear implant outcomes.

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Rare case: brain injury stirs creativity, synesthesia

Jul. 20, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers report on a musician who acquired synesthesia — a merging of sensations — and improved creativity following a traumatic brain injury.

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Study uses statistical and population-based methods to understand comorbidities of developmental language disorder

Jul. 14, 2023—A recent Vanderbilt study is one of the first to use statistical and population-based methods to understand comorbidities associated with developmental language disorder at a population level.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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