Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center Archives
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...
Eavey to step down from Otolaryngology leadership roles
Nov. 12, 2020—Roland “Ron” Eavey, MD, SM, Guy M. Maness Professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, will be stepping down from his position as the department’s leader at the end of the academic year.
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.
Team to create customizable cochlear implant programming
Aug. 6, 2020—A team of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers has received a $3.1 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop advanced, patient-specific cochlear implant stimulation models for customized implant programming.
Preschools for autism and hearing loss adapt to virtual learning
May. 21, 2020—As social distancing mandates have been implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many teachers have relied on creativity to continue providing educational opportunities for their students.
Study to explore TBI’s impact on language processing
Apr. 1, 2020—Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University have been awarded more than $3.8 million to study the impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on one’s ability to process language in everyday settings.
Gelbard’s airway disease efforts honored by Triological Society
Feb. 27, 2020—Alexander Gelbard, MD, associate professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, was recently awarded The Edmund Prince Fowler Award for his candidate thesis to the Triological Society.
Study finds noise levels unsafe in local honky-tonks
Feb. 26, 2020—Noise levels inside downtown Nashville’s “honky-tonk” venues may surpass safe listening levels, a new study by VUMC researchers reports.
It takes a village
Feb. 20, 2020—The 59th annual Christmas Village, a three-day November shopping extravaganza organized by the Nashville Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club, raised $530,600 to benefit the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center and other Pi Beta Phi philanthropies.
Same-day cochlear implant surgeries reduce travel burden, wait times
Jan. 9, 2020—VUMC is testing an optimized cochlear implant delivery model that offers patients hearing tests, radiologic scans, surgical consultation, device selection and outpatient surgery all on the day of their initial visit.
Grants bolster scholarships for students studying autism, pediatric hearing loss
Dec. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences has received three new grants from the U.S. Department of Education to train graduate students to work with children with autism and hearing loss.