The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Western Michigan University is pleased to share accomplishments and updates on its faculty, staff, students and alumni.
A Fall 2014 issue of the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology Network News is available.
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
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.
Professor Hyter honored as American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Fellow
Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology Professor Yvette D. Hyter was honored as a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association at the association’s 2013 convention in November.