A research-active department

The mission of our department is to serve the community by advancing innovative basic and applied research in communication sciences and disorders for the purpose of knowledge acquisition, student education, professional training, and clinical practice.

Our department is highly regarded within the profession for its research profile. This is documented by means of grants attained, national honors received, editorial appointments undertaken, NIH review participation, and other objective measures. Various evaluations, such as those from U.S. News & World Report and The Chronicle of Higher Education, have consistently placed our department in the top 20 of its kind nationally.

Research highlights

Conference presentations

At the recent Acoustical Society of America conference, research was presented from four labs in the department.

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Leading-edge research

Dr. Larry Humes discusses the results of the first-ever placebo-controlled double-blind randomized clinical trial of hearing aid outcomes in this video for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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