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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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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 h ...

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’s ...

Scientist Gets an Assist with Hearing Loss
Scientist Gets an Assist with Hearing Loss

Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD, had trouble hearing questions in large lecture halls -- until he tried today’s hearing aids.

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 develope ...

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 Holl ...

When Your Accent Makes Communication Difficult
When Your Accent Makes Communication Difficult

A strong accent can make it difficult to be understood, and that can hold you back socially and professionally. Duke’s accent modification program can help. The ...

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. ...

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

Aphasia is a language disorder that can impact comprehension and communication. Learning to communicate with someone who has aphasia – which can occur following ...