Speech Pathology and Audiology

  • A woman conducting a hearing test on another woman.
  • Students and professor collaborating around a computer.
  • Students and instructor hooking a test dummy up to equipment.
  • A professor lectures a class with a visual aid.
  • Photo of a man hooked up to a computer with electronic leads.

The faculty and staff of Western Michigan University's Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology are committed to educating the next generation of speech, language and hearing professionals through unique academic, research and clinical opportunities. Through this program, students enhance their knowledge and develop essential skills and competencies in evaluation, diagnosis, rehabilitation and prevention, as well as research, education and administration. Our graduates are maximally effective in providing clinical services to individuals of all ages with speech, language and hearing impairments.

News and announcements

Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology forms alumni board
With the leadership of Donna Oas ’66, the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology has recently formed an alumni board. Emeritae Mary Ida Hunt and Karen Seelig, alumna Logan Brown, and current faculty member Kathy Hillenbrand served with Oas on a planning committee, which met to develop goals and procedures for the board.

2014 Van Riper Lecture Series
Oct. 9 and 10, 2014

2014 Graduate Student Visit Days
October 10, 2014
November 7, 2014
December 12, 2014

Whistles may harm hearing, study shows
A study by audiology graduate student Nathan Williams and Professor Gregory Flamme shows that referees were much more likely to report symptoms of ringing in the ears and trouble hearing than people of the same age in the general population. The study, "Sports Officials’ Hearing Status: Whistle Use as a Factor Contributing to Hearing Trouble," was published in January in The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 

Summer 2013 eNewsletter
Please check out the latest issues of our eNewsletter.

View news archive

Employment opportunities