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Speech Pathology and Audiology

Read about a wide range of communication, swallowing, and hearing disorders -- and the services that Duke speech pathologists and audiologists offer to children and adults.

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When Your Loved One has Aphasia
When Your Loved One has Aphasia

Aphasia is a language disorder that can impact comprehension and communication, and it can be a sign of something serious. Learning to communicate with someone ...

Tracheoesophageal Puncture (TEP) Surgery and Tracheoesophageal Voice Prosthesis Help People Speak After Total Laryngectomy
Tracheoesophageal Puncture (TEP) Surgery and Tracheoesophageal Voice Prosthesis Help People Speak After Total Laryngectomy

People with throat or voice box cancers who lose their ability to speak following the removal of of their larynx (voice box) can learn to produce near natural- ...

Social Distancing Can Be Hard on People with Hearing Loss
Social Distancing Can Be Hard on People with Hearing Loss

Social distancing is impacting everyone, but it can be particularly hard on people who have hearing loss. These tips and resources from Duke audiologists will ...

More People Eligible for Cochlear Implants Thanks to Expanded Criteria
More People Eligible for Cochlear Implants Thanks to Expanded Criteria

People with severe hearing loss in just one ear may now be eligible to receive cochlear implants. These surgically implanted devices not only improve a person’ ...

Hearing Aids vs. Cochlear Implants
Hearing Aids vs. Cochlear Implants

Both hearing aids and cochlear implants help people with hearing loss to communicate better. Hearing aids do not require surgery and are best suited for people ...

Living a normal life with tinnitus
Living a normal life with tinnitus

Tinnitus tormented Debbie Bowe, but neither her family doctor, nor her ear, nose, and throat specialists (ENTs) could help. A customized treatment plan develop ...

When Hearing Aids Aren’t Enough
When Hearing Aids Aren’t Enough

Hearing aids may be the first step toward improved hearing, however, there is more to communicating than just hearing sounds. According to Duke audiologist Hol ...

Speech Therapy Improves Communication, Quality of Life
Speech Therapy Improves Communication, Quality of Life

Being able to communicate is important to Nancy Johnson of Fayetteville, whose movement disorder makes it difficult for her to speak clearly and be understood. ...