Department of Speech and Hearing Science

Using speech to communicate requires the ability to produce speech, the ability to appropriately process language and the ability to hear the sounds of speech. 

In the Department of Speech and Hearing Science, we investigate the science of speech, language and hearing and train PhD scholars who will make tomorrow’s discoveries. We also educate clinical speech-language pathologists and clinical audiologists who will go on to treat many of the millions of people challenged with speech, language, and hearing disorders and diseases.

Our vibrant undergraduate program has up-to-date, well-equipped clinics and has forged strong community partnerships to advancing our clinical-training mission. We also administer the American Sign Language (ASL) program at Arizona State University, offer a Certificate for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants, and staff a humanitarian program, Hearing for Humanity, which provides clinical experiences and training in Africa.