Our goal is to improve speech, language, and hearing.
Our award-winning faculty achieve this through:
- Research innovation
- Clinical Services
- Community outreach
- Training the next generation of clinicians and researchers
And through active collaborations across the campus.
Our hearing clinic offers ongoing audiological services to Riderwood retirement community residents in Silver Spring, Maryland. Services include hearing screenings, counseling services, and demonstrations of hearing aids and hearing assistive technology. Our mission is to educate residents on strategies for managing hearing loss, provide hearing screenings and evaluations, and offer aural rehabilitation therapy. Improved access to sound through hearing aids and assistive technology can greatly improve quality of life.
Our Aphasia Research Center and Hearing and Speech Clinic recently hosted another workshop for communication partners of persons with aphasia. This workshop was designed to help friends and family learn more about aphasia and the strategies we can use to better communicate with loved ones who have aphasia. Better communication leads to fewer feelings of isolation and better emotional health for persons with aphasia and their families. We will be hosting another workshop in June!
Karin E. Young (M.A. HESP ’89) passed away suddenly on January 17, 2015. Karin and her family are long-standing members of the Terrapin family. To honor and remember Karin, her family has established Karin E. Young Memorial Endowment for Hearing and Speech Sciences, which will provide scholarships for undergraduate students in Hearing and Speech Sciences who are interested in pursuing a career in audiology. We offer our deepest condolences to the Young family, and are honored to remember Karin through the awarding of this scholarship in perpetuity.
“Aphasia” is the true story of actor Carl McIntyre who, after suffering a massive stroke and losing his ability to read, write, and talk, struggles against overwhelming odds to redefine his life.
On Saturday, March 7th, our department had the pleasure of hosting Carl McIntyre for a movie screening, live talk, and meet & greet. Thanks to everyone from the community and campus who came out to this wonderful event!