Undergraduate Catalog

Hearing and Speech Center

Sorenson Language and Communication Center, Room 2200

Web: hsc.gallaudet.edu

Email: GUHSC@gallaudet.edu

The Gallaudet University Hearing and Speech Center provides a full range of audiological services, communication therapy services, and speech-language services to both the Gallaudet community and to the DC/Maryland/Virginia communities. GUHSC accepts many major medical insurance plans. Please contact your insurance provider to determine whether a medical referral is required and for details on services covered, co-pays and deductibles specific to your plan. If your insurance provider is not currently accepted or you are uninsured, you can still receive services through GUHSC.

Audiological services include hearing assessment, hearing aid evaluations and checks, central auditory tests, counseling and assistive devices consultations/ demonstrations/evaluations. The HSC offers cochlear implant services that include mapping, troubleshooting and repairs. Hearing aids and molds may also be purchased. The HSC conducts walk-in service for hearing aid troubleshooting, ear mold fitting/adjustment, hearing aid repairs, and loaner hearing aids. Aural rehabilitation/communication therapy services are offered to students who want to improve their communication skills in one or more of the following areas: speech, voice, understanding English idioms/vocabulary, writing for communication, auditory training for cochlear implants/hearing aids, speech reading and communication strategies training. Services are offered in individual sessions (small group services are available on a limited basis).

The HSC also provides a full range of speech-language pathology services to hearing adults and children including assessment and treatment in the areas of articulation, stuttering, language delay/disorders, adult neurologic, voice, spoken language development of children with hearing loss, spoken language of bilingual children, including CODAs.