What's special about the Memphis Speech and Hearing Center

The Memphis Speech and Hearing Center was established in 1947 by its Board of Directors to provide a full range of clinical services to individuals with communication disorders. Since 1967, the Center has been affiliated with The University of Memphis. It's also the site of the UofM's School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. State-of-the-art research laboratories and a graduate education program, combined with the Center's well-respected clinical program, make it one of the premier speech and hearing facilities in the nation.

The Center's professional staff provides speech, language, and hearing evaluations and offers treatment programs tailored to individual needs. A wide array of diagnostic equipment and materials makes it possible to evaluate communication problems experienced by clients of any age, from infants to adults. Based on evaluation results, clinicians work with clients, parents, and families to develop appropriate, functional treatment plans.

About our Clinical Faculty

The clinical faculty of the Memphis Speech and Hearing Center are certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) in speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP) or audiology (CCC-A).  They are licensed by the State of Tennessee. All audiologists are licensed to dispense hearing aids and some have special board certification/recognition in other areas such as, cochlear implants. Some of the speech-language pathologists hold specialty board certification/recognition in areas available (Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences, Special Interest Divisions with ASHA). All individuals hold clinical faculty appointments with the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Client services are provided by graduate students under the supervision of certified, licensed audiologists and speech-language pathologists. In addition to seeing clients and providing clinical instruction for graduate clinicians, the speech-language pathologists and audiologists also conduct research and participate in prevention and early identification programs. These specialists provide consultations and work closely with other professionals in health education.