The mission of the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences is to provide the highest level of education, research, and service in communication sciences and disorders. Our award-winning faculty achieve this through:
This year, the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) at UMD will participate in the Walk 4 Hearing, hosted by the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). SAA will walk to increase awareness about hearing loss, help to end the stigma associated with it, and raise funds to provide information and support for people with hearing loss.
The walk will take place on Saturday, October 20 at the National Harbor at 149 National Plaza, Oxon Hill, MD. Please join us or consider donating to this great cause! To join our team or donate, click here.
The MCICE Cochlear Implant Summer Camp was a big success! Six students participated in a literacy-based, oral language focused cirriculum interwoven with fun summer activities. These students worked with both speech-language pathology and audiolgoy students to build auditory, speech, and language skills while enjoying new social opportunities with their peers. Read more in Terp Magazine, as Annie Dankelson covered the summer program in their article "Learning to Listen."
The HESP department is thrilled to announce that Dr. Eric Hoover and Eliza Thompson will be joining the department this fall!
Eric Hoover's goal is to develop technologies that remove barriers to communication by applying our understanding of how the auditory system represents complex acoustic environments. He will be joining HESP as an Assistant Professor in Audiology.
Eliza Thompson is a bilingual SLP who decided to pursue a career in academia is to help instill the love and passion she has for the field of communication disorders in future generations of speech pathologists and educators. She will be joining HESP as a Clinical Supervisor in SLP.
Introducing a new blog where clinicians and researchers in Communication Sciences and Disorder (CSD) share their interests, curiosities and questions. Brought to you by HESP faculty, this blog seeks to bring a wide range of perspectives and insights into the currents state of hearing, language and speech science. We hope to raise questions and inspire the field to seek new ideas and innovative answers. We hope you will join the conversation! Check out the blog.
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