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Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences Archives

New audiology clinic makes debut in Green Hills

Aug. 2, 2018—Adult patients now have a convenient new option for hearing evaluations, hearing aid consultations and fittings and other services with the opening of a new audiology clinic in Green Hills.

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Remote microphone system helps increase vocabulary of children with hearing loss

Apr. 26, 2018—Children with hearing loss who use remote microphone systems (RMS) at home have access to about 42 percent more words each day, providing a critical boost to vocabulary and language learning, a Vanderbilt study has found.

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Ohde remembered as consummate teacher, researcher

Feb. 15, 2018—Ralph Ohde, PhD, professor emeritus of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, died Jan. 8. He was 73.

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New technique measures intricacies of movement, gestures

Oct. 12, 2017—A Vanderbilt researcher has developed a new technique to measure body movement that can be employed in fields that study gestures.

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Study reveals how brain processes spatial hearing information

Sep. 7, 2017—Scientists have known that the brain detects where sound comes from based on a couple of major cues — when the sound hits each ear (interaural time difference) and what the sound level is when it does (interaural level difference.) Less is known, however, about where and how that spatial hearing information is processed in the brain.

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Male adults needed for hearing study

May. 22, 2017—The Vanderbilt Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences is seeking male adults to participate in a research study. The study will explore how the brain processes linguistic sounds.

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Children 8–11 with normal hearing needed for study

May. 12, 2017—The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences is looking for research subjects to better understand how children listen in background noise.

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Children who do and do not stutter needed for a research study

Dec. 1, 2016—Boys and girls age 4 to 6—those who stutter and those who do not—are needed for a research study, "Emotional Processing in Children Who Do and Do Not Stutter."

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Camarata named to NIDCD review committee

Oct. 27, 2016—Stephen Camarata, Ph.D., professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been invited to serve a four-year term on the Communication Disorders Review Committee (CDRC) of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

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Chalk Fest

Sep. 29, 2016—Professional artists, hobbyists and art enthusiasts from around the country created sidewalk chalk art in Hillsboro Village Sept. 24-25 during the second annual Nashville Chalk Fest, which benefits the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, specifically the Preschool for Children with Autism and the Mama Lere Hearing School.

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VKC presents April lectures about autism, mentoring and LGBTI issues

Mar. 10, 2016—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) will host three events the first week of April covering the topics of ethical considerations of mentoring through differences, translational research in autism spectrum disorder, and conversations at the intersection of disability and LGBTI issues.

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American Academy of Audiology honors Tharpe, Grantham

Mar. 10, 2016—Two faculty members of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center are receiving awards from the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) this year, representing two of eight total recipients nationwide.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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