Communicative Disorders & Audiology

Communicative Disorders & Audiology

The Communicative Disorders and Audiology Division provides clinical diagnostic and treatment services in the areas of audiology and speech pathology. Clinical offerings include:

  • A comprehensive Tinnitus Clinic (one of 30 in the United States) that bases its treatment on the internationally recognized model originated by Dr. Pawel Jastreboff.
  • Noise generator fitting to produce "white noise."
  • Neonatal hearing screening - a major new program being introduced in hospitals across the country.
  • Electrophysiology testing.
  • Brain/response testing.
  • Otoacoustic emission testing.
  • Screening IC units for hearing loss - also a new program, it will screen newborns and patients in IC units for potential damage to hearing caused by medications.
  • Treatment for hyperacusis (loud sounds) and phonophobia.
    The Communicative Disorders and Audiology Division also provides a uniquely strong interface program with community school systems throughout Virginia and elsewhere. The treatment of tinnitus, for example, requires extensive patient education, and programs to treat deafness in young people are often enhanced by including the support of parents and teachers in recovery.


Faculty specialists include: