Memphis Speech and Hearing Center

The Memphis Speech and Hearing Center (MSHC) is one of the oldest centers of its kind in the United States and has been providing communication healthcare in the Memphis are since 1947. MSHC has served the Memphis area as part of the University of Memphis since 1967. Recently MSHC became part of the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare team in 2016, working closely with partners at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. We also work closely with the UTHSC Otolaryngology group.

The licensed clinicians and their graduate clinician trainees diagnose and treat speech, language, cognitive, and hearing and balance problems that affect communication in children and adults. Our excellent clinical service providers see more than 5,000 patients and clients per year.

Memphis Speech and Hearing Center Mission statement: To provide high-quality innovative services in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of communication disorders to residents of all ages in Memphis and surrounding areas, to provide educational and training opportunities to both clients and their families, and to provide clinical education opportunities for future professionals working with communication disorders.

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 MSHC, Inc. Board of Directors established the Client Assistance Program which provides financial support to qualifying clients/patients and their families. In the 2020 fiscal year, the CAP program contributed over $57,000 on services and devices.

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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.


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Experienced Care

The Memphis Speech and Hearing Center is part of the nationally recognized School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, which houses a State of Tennessee Center of Excellence: The Center for Research Initiatives and Strategies for the Communicatively Impaired (CRISCI). Let our more than 70 years of experience work for you.

Compassionate Care

The clinicians and MSHC staff care about your health and your potential, but most of all, we care about you. We provide individualized care in a safe and modern facility. We will help you understand the jargon and work toward your goals for better communication.

Quality Care

Our licensed clinicians offer several specialty clinics and programs that can be found nowhere else in the Memphis area. MSHC works closely with you, your family, and other members of your healthcare or educational team to provide current, evidence-based services.


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