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USC Speech and Hearing Research Center News

At the USC Speech and Hearing Research Center, patients and their families work with clinicians and researchers to tackle a range of communication problems using the latest evidenced-based research—often from our very own Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders where the Center is housed. Check our News feed regularly for updates and information about the Center's many specialty areas, programs, and patient success stories.

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Harrison Love

Center client joins program to become role model for youth in SC

A gifted artist, Harrison Love has won numerous awards throughout high school. He plans to apply his talents at Lander University this fall, where he will pursue a degree in art education through the Call Me MISTER program. 

Kristie Kannaley

Advocating improved communication and care for advanced dementia patients

Master of Speech Pathology student Kristie Kannaley, who gained clinical experience at the Center, believes that speech-language pathologists can lead the way in changing perceptions about what can and should be done for dementia patients.

PreK Screening

Preschool Speech-Language-Hearing Screening Program marks 20 years

Offered to children ages 2-5 in Richland, Lexington and surrounding counties, this program works with preschools/childcare centers and families to identify and address communication and hearing impairments that may impede a child’s school and daily activities.

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Growing literacy expertise

Over the past five years, the department has grown its literacy core by increasing to four core literacy and language faculty members. Center patients benefit from their presence as well. 

Jason Wigand

Cochlear Implant Program director wins audiology award

Jason Wigand has received the inaugural Bright Beginnings Award from South Carolina Academy of Audiology for providing excellent clinical care, participating in advocacy, and volunteering his time. 

Juliana Miller

Students learn through clinical placement program

Placements include clinician-supervised rotations at 600 external sites as well as the USC Speech and Hearing Research Center, which plays a critical role in the preparation of MSP students.  

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Using complementary assistive technology for better outcomes

The Center is on the forefront of treatment for patients with hearing impairments, leading in this emerging field of technology to optimize primary hearing devices.

Judy Martin

Honoring influential leaders

The COMD department has relied on the contributions of many influential individuals over its 48-year history. Beginning in the early 2000s, COMD began paying tribute to these leaders through commissioning portraits of them.

Cochlear Implant

Cochlear implant team helps patients of all ages enhance communication abilities

COMD’s USC Speech and Hearing Research Center is home to one of only two cochlear implant/auditory-verbal therapy programs in the state, helping patients through their team's specialized services.

Hearing Aid

Center offers discount on hearing aids for USC employees

We help individuals with the world’s second most prevalent health issue: hearingloss. Now they offer a 10 percent discount on hearing aids for USC employees.

Sarah Scarborough

Treating Parkinson's disease with new interventions

In addition to difficulties with walking and writing, Parkinson’s patients often experience speech challenges. COMD’s USC Speech and Hearing Research Center helps them with a unique therapy program.

Angela McLeod

Providing expertise on selective mutism

The Center provides treatment for patients with common (e.g., language delays) and rare communication disorders, such as selective mutism.

Charley Adams

How to help those who stutter

Charley Adams, a clinical assistant professor in COMD’s USC Speech and Hearing Research Center, reveals how they treat patients who stutter and how we can too.