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.
As Callier Center executive director from 2006 to 2020, Dr. Thomas Campbell led the center through an era of expansion that advanced Callier’s treatment, training and research mission, furthering Callier’s capacity and ability to transform the lives of those with communication disorders.
Thanks to a generous gift from Callier advocate Jean Ann Brock, Callier launched the Social Communication Mentoring Program, an innovative initiative charged with implementing and managing Callier’s research participant registry.
Karen Toliver honors her late father, Allen Rupert, a pioneer in hearing research and one of UT Dallas’ founding professors, by establishing a fellowship to help students earn their education and become audiologists.
The Oberkotter Foundation has awarded nearly $400,000 in grant funding to support Callier’s Early Intervention for Infant Hearing Loss Project. Through this project, Callier aims to put hearing aids on babies before 6 months of age.
Three of the Lacertes’ grandchildren have received speech-language services at the Callier Center. The Lacertes’ experience led them to establish the Joyce and Larry Lacerte Pediatric Patient Care Endowment.