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
“I know how impactful it is for people to get help for their education. It makes a difference between being able to follow a path or not. I want to open that path for others.”
–– Karen Toliver
“Now that he has hearing aids, he can actually hear himself.”
–– LaShunta Evans
“The more you give, the more you get out of it. It’s not an obligation; it’s a gift.”
–– Larry Lacerte