ODU Speech and Hearing Clinic
The Old Dominion University Speech and Hearing Clinic provides diagnostic and therapy services for adults and children with speech, language, and hearing disorders. The ODU Speech and Hearing Clinic is part of the Communication Sciences & Disorders graduate degree program which is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA). The clinic staff maintains high standards in the provision of comprehensive assessment and intervention services. Services are provided by students in the graduate program under direct supervision of speech-pathology and audiology faculty certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing-Association (ASHA) and licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The most common types of speech/language disorders treated at ODU Speech and Hearing Clinic include:
- Language, including pragmatics
- Phonological disorders
- Language-based reading deficits
- Aural habilitation and rehabilitation
- Accent reduction
Hearing services are also available:
- Diagnostic Services
- Hearing Testing
- Hearing Loss Prevention
- Rehabilitation Services
- Hearing Aids
- Assistive Listening Devices
Audiologic assessments include evaluation of hearing sensitivity for tones, speech comprehension, and assessment of middle ear function. Evaluations for hearing aids and assistive listening devices are performed, as well as consultation for hearing aid selection and fitting. For prevention of hearing loss, custom-made hearing protection devices are available. The Old Dominion University Speech and Hearing Clinic offers rehabilitation services that help new hearing aid users adjust to the their devices as well as learn various coping strategies for dealing with different types of hearing disabilities.
· Clinical Director
Eileen Abrahamsen, PhD
· Clinical Instructors
Martha Bountress, MS, CCC-SLP
Chila Nicholson, MS, CCC-SLP
Lynn Adams, MS, CCC-SLP
Kathryn S. Schwartz, PhD, CCC-A
It is the policy of the ODU Speech and Hearing Clinic to provide services to individuals without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, or sexual orientation.