Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences

Tharpe, Woynaroski honored by speech sciences association

Two faculty members from Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences have been recognized with annual awards from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), VUMC’s credentialing organization.

Technology upgrades, signal sharing enhance hearing aid capabilities

Vanderbilt’s hearing aid services provide patients with a variety of unique resources.

Defective transporter linked to autism

A first-of-its-kind mouse model may help reveal mechanistic underpinnings for the altered behaviors of autism spectrum disorder.

Facility dog helps rehabilitate patients with neurologic diagnoses

The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences’ newest employee is a physical therapist — but he also has a wet nose and wagging tail.

Rene Gifford, PhD, works with patient Davy Hillis to program his cochlear implant.

Study takes personal approach to cochlear implant programming

Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently received a $3.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve outcomes for children with significant hearing loss by providing individualized, prescription-like programming for their cochlear implants.

Dominique Herrington, MS, left, assists Aphasia Group member Alex Pearson in preparing for the day’s large-group discussions.

Aphasia Group helps patients build communication skills

For Dominique Herrington, MS, assistant manager of Rehab Services for the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences’ Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute, Thursdays are the best days to come to work.

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