As a master clinician, how do you advance Callier’s three-part mission? TREATMENT I provide speech-language therapy and feeding therapy to infants and children. In 2005, I started Supportive Treatment of Eating in Preschoolers (STEPS), a small group program for children ages 2 to 5 with feeding disorders and their parents. Under my supervision, graduate students…
How did you become interested in audiology? My uncle has a severe hearing loss. He wears a hearing aid and a cochlear implant. Also, my grandfather fought in World War II and as a result, wore hearing aids for many years. So, I grew up around family with hearing loss, but I didn’t realize it…
How did you become interested in research that combines speech, language and music? I was a guitar kid growing up in Seoul, South Korea. In college, I played in a rock band while majoring in biology. As my passion for music grew, I decided to work in the music industry. I got a job at…
Dr. Kenneth Altshuler, who died Jan. 6 at the age of 91, and his wife, Ruth, provided the inspiration and initial gift to start the Callier Care Fund, which is used to assist patients who experience financial barriers to accessing needed speech and hearing services.
Dr. Lisa Goffman, the Nelle C. Johnston Chair in Communication Disorders in Children, is pursuing answers that could lead to earlier diagnosis and enhanced treatment of developmental language disorder, which affects approximately 7% of 5-year-old children.
Waterproof smartphone cases can make it more difficult for people with hearing loss to hear phone conversations, according to Dr. Linda Thibodeau and Sarah Fray AuD’19.
It is with great sadness to share that our beloved Dr. Ken Altshuler passed away on January 6 at the age of 91.
Dr. Issa Panahi and his team have created smartphone-based apps, including a recent one that uses artificial intelligence, to remove background noise and improve speech perception.
“It’s always been my dream that the Callier Center has enough endowments and gifts to ensure that everyone in need receives care. Someday, I hope that is achieved.”
–– Dr. Thomas F. Campbell
“I like out-of-the-box thinking, and the Social Communication Mentoring Program is just this.”
–– Jean Ann Brock