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Speech and Hearing Clinic

About

The UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic is a clinical training site for graduate students earning a master’s degree in speech-language pathology. Here, students get hands-on training from experienced faculty and professionals, while providing comprehensive prevention, evaluation, and treatment of hearing, swallowing, and communication disorders and differences. Graduate students work under the supervision of state-licensed and nationally certified audiologists and speech-language pathologists.

At the same time, the clinic provides a valuable service to the community. Serving members of the community of all ages, its services are on the forefront of current practices, based on latest research. The clinic has served the Athens area and surrounding community for more than 60 years.


Speech and Hearing Clinic Services

Audiology Services

Testing:
  • Comprehensive hearing evaluations
  • Hearing aid evaluations
  • Auditory brainstem response testing
  • Auditory processing disorders evaluations
  • Infant hearing testing
  • Hearing screenings
Services:
  • Hearing aid dispensing
  • Hearing aid repairs
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Custom swim molds
  • Custom hearing protection molds/musician’s and hunter’s ear plugs
  • Aural rehabilitation for hearing aid users and caregivers

Speech-Language Pathology Services

Evaluation and treatment for:
  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia and dysarthria
  • Articulation/phonology/speech sound disorders
  • Auditory processing disorders
  • Augmentative and alternative communication
  • Cognitive-communication disorders
  • Language disorders (receptive and expressive)
  • Literacy/reading/written language disorders
  • Stuttering
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Voice and resonance disorders, including videostroboscopy

Speech and language 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.

Free screenings are listed in our upcoming events and announced on our Facebook page. You can also contact the clinic for the next screening date.

Additional services:

  • Accent or dialect reduction/modification
  • Free monthly aphasia group for individuals with aphasia and their caregivers

If you are having problems with hearing, swallowing, or communication or have concerns that a family member or friend may be having difficulty, please contact our clinic for more information at 706-542-4598.

Non-discrimination

The UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran.

Additional Information

The UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic is a fee-for-service, self-supporting clinic. With the fees collected, the clinic purchases needed supplies and pays for all or portions of clinical faculty and staff salaries. Assistance is available for clients with financial needs.

Insurance coverage is accepted for some services, as follows:

  • We are a Medicaid (Amerigroup CMO only) and Medicare provider for audiology services. We are unable to bill Medicaid for speech-language pathology services.

  • Our audiologists are network providers for Georgia Blue Cross Blue Shield. Clients should check with their insurance company regarding benefits for other insurance plans or services.

  • A co-payment will be collected, if required by your insurance company.

Communication and Swallowing Disorders Information


Outreach Programs

Clinic faculty and graduate students provide this enrichment service to pre-k children at the University Childcare Center on the UGA campus. Language and literacy skills are targeted through evidenced-based practices, based on the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards for communication, language and literacy. The program incorporates small and large group instruction as well as teacher collaboration to develop literacy and language skills through hands-on and motivating activities.


Contact

The Speech and Hearing Clinic
Room 593
Aderhold Hall
110 Carlton St
Athens, GA 30602

Clinic phone number: 706-542-4598
Email the clinic

The Communication Sciences and Special Education Department
Room 570E
Aderhold Hall
110 Carlton St
Athens, GA 30602

Directions

Parking: A valid UGA parking services permit is required for parking in the gated lot behind Aderhold. Aderhold clinic clients may park in the patient parking area with a current clinic-issued parking permit displayed in the windshield.

Visitors may park in the pay decks within walking distance of Aderhold. See campus parking map or call UGA parking services at 706-542-7275 for more information.

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