Free Speech & Hearing Screenings


Free Speech and Hearing Screenings are offered in the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic twice annually as a community service. A screening of speech, language, voice, resonance, fluency, and hearing is provided for adults and children ages 3 years and older. Screenings are conducted by graduate students who are earning a master’s degree in speech-language pathology and are closely supervised by state-licensed and nationally certified audiologists and speech-language pathologists.

Our next free screenings will be:

November 2014 (date to be announced)

593 Aderhold Hall, College of Education

Please call 706.542.4598 to schedule an appointment or for more information.


Aural Rehabilitation Group

Classes for new and experienced users are available to improve the benefit from your hearing aid.
  • Spouse, friend, or family members are encouraged to attend
  • Four, one-hour sessions will be offered.
  • Classes are offered as a community service at no charge.

Please call 706-542-4598 for information on our Aural Rehabilitation Group schedule or click here for a brochure.

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month Proclamation

Proclamation- group with mayor of AthensAthens-Clarke County Mayor Nancy Denson (C) proclaimed May as Better Hearing and Speech Month in a presentation at City Hall on May 7. She is pictured with 19 audiologists and speech-language pathologists from the Athens community, including the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic, who gathered with the Mayor to raise awareness about communication disorders.

Representing the UGA Speech & Hearing Clinic were Nancy Dellaria, Carol Ann Raymond, Alisa Schultz, Ingrid Hinkley, Kay Crabb, Holly Kaplan, Alice Sanderson and Kellie Bauer.

NSSLHA Contributes $3,677 to the Speech and Hearing Clinic

The University of Georgia’s National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) presented a check for $3,677 from their annual fundraising efforts to the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic at their banquet on April 26, 2012.

The UGA chapter of the NSSLHA traditionally holds several philanthropy events and fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for the clinic. This year, the group set their fundraising goal at $1,000. However, with the help of the officers, members, percentage nights, and the spring 2012 Walk/Run READY, SET, SPEAK! 5K race, they raised nearly three times that amount!

These funds, all donated to the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic, go to help children who need therapy services but are not able to afford them.

The NSSLHA is an organization for undergraduate and graduate students interested in the study of human communication, both normal and disordered. The UGA chapter is one of about 300 on college and university campuses across the country.

Adapted from coeNews, May 10, 2012

Special Olympics – Healthy Hearing

The UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic provides hearing screenings for the Georgia Special Olympics Winter Games in January every year.  Holly Kaplan, PhD, CCC-A, UGA Clinical Audiologist, serves as the Healthy Hearing Coordinator for Georgia. Hearing screenings, consisting of otoscopic checks, tympanometry, otoacoustic emissions, and puretone testing, are available as part of a total health screening program entitled “Healthy Athletes.”   Screenings are provided for vision, dental, and hearing with results being given to each athlete and medical referrals being made as necessary. Funding for the program is provided from a variety of national and international grant sources and in-kind contributions from audiometric equipment manufacturers.  For more information contact The UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic at 706-542-4598.