Teaching Labs:

The Speech and Hearing Lab in Room 012 Davison Hall includes an audiometric sound booth and audiometer for conducting hearing testing, and a tympanometer for evaluating the function of the middle ear. Students learn about the sound booth, audiometer, and tympanometer in undergraduate and graduate courses in both speech-language pathology and audiology. The lab houses the Pentax Medical Computerized Speech Lab (CSL™), which is considered to be the “gold standard” hardware/software package for capturing and playing back acoustic signals of speech and voice production. Students use the CSL to evaluate voice and resonance disorders with samples from such programs as the CSL Multidimensional Voice Program and Database. They learn to evaluate their own speech and voice output to compare to individuals with cleft lip/palate disorders and vocal pathologies. The CSL can also display critical information for individuals with articulation disorders including apraxia of speech. Additionally, students learn to use Praat software for spectrographic analysis of speech and voice. For coursework in resonance disorders, the lab includes the KayPentax Nasometer for measurements and assessment of nasalance and abnormal resonance in cleft palate and velopharyngeal insufficiency.

For graduate students in audiology, the Speech and Hearing Lab II in Room 011 Davison Hall contains state-of-the-art equipment for evaluating balance disorders related to the vestibular system/inner ear. This equipment allows students to practice the assessments of Videonystagmography (VNG) and Electronystagmography (ENG). The lab also includes a rotary chair that allows students to make assessments of clients in a seated or supine position.

The Anatomage Lab is a 3D anatomy system of a real human. Students can use the digital cadaver lab in their undergraduate and graduate studies.

Research Labs

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Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic offers diagnostic and treatment services to children and adults for a variety of communication disorders. All clinical services are supervised by professional speech-language pathologists and audiologists who hold certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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Hear-Ring Lab

The Hear-Ring Lab is a research facility located in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. Research at the lab focuses on investigating the effectiveness of physiological and psycho-acoustic approaches for the assessment and management of tinnitus in different populations.

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The Neurocognition of Speech Lab

The Neurocognition of Speech Lab is a research facility located in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. Research in the lab focuses on investigating language and cognitive changes in acquired neurological disorders (e.g., aphasia) and progressive diseases (e.g., dementia). Behavioral and objective measurements are used to assess various neurogenic disorders with treatment implications.

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Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Davison Hall Research and Teaching Labs


Main Floor:
The Stuttering Research Lab (Davidow), Room 100A Davison Hall
The Child Language and Literacy Lab (Roberts), Room 100C Davison Hall
The Case Speech Production Lab (Case), Room 100C Davison Hall
The Language Cognition Lab (Schroeder), Room 103 Davison Hall
The Neurocognition Lab (DeMetropolis), Room 103 Davison Hall

The Speech and Hearing Lab, Room 012 Davison Hall
The Hear-Ring Lab (Deshpande), Room 012 Davison Hall
(Bonaventura), Room 012 Davison Hall
Speech and Hearing Lab II, Room 011 Davison Hall