UT Speech and Hearing Center Holds Grand Reopening Nov. 6, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas -- Nov. 4, 2015 –– The Moody College of Communication Speech and Hearing Center will celebrate its reopening Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 from 2 - 6 p.m. There will be an open house, a research talk, an opening ceremony and reception.  

UT Speech and Hearing Center began in 1941 as the first speech and hearing clinic in the state of Texas and was located in the UT Tower. Now, located on Whitis Avenue the center is reopening its doors for students and the Austin community. The center provides services to individuals in the community as early as infants all the way to seniors with speech, language and hearing disorders and works on a sliding fee scale. This allows the staff at the clinic to treat all clients and act as a resource to the community who otherwise couldn’t afford care.

The Speech and Hearing Center also serves as a training site for students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Students participate in clinical evaluations, treatments and research through their course assignments and internships. Included in the center are labs with space and equipment for specialized work in clinical audiology, speech science and electrophysiology. As well as videotaping rooms for child language development research.

Referrals and screenings are available and accepted, call 512-471-3841 for more information.

Schedule of events for the grand reopening:

·         2 – 6 p.m. open house at UT Speech and Hearing Center

·         3 – 4 p.m. Research Talks featuring Adam Jacks, associate professor at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Ashley Harkrider, professor and Chair at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

·         4 – 5 p.m. featuring James Booth, Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Lisa Rukovena, education specialist, Amy Gensler audiologist and certified auditory-verbal therapist, Paola Huerta, president of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association and Jay Bernhardt, interim Dean of the Moody College of Communication.

·         5 – 6 p.m. reception in the Belo Center for New Media on the second floor lobby with light refreshments and snacks.

WHEN: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

WHERE: UT Speech and Hearing Clinic, 2504 Whitis Avenue Austin, Texas 78712                                                           

About The University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication

One of the nation's foremost institutions for the study of advertising and public relations, communication sciences and disorders, communication studies, journalism and radio-TV-film, The University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication is preparing students to thrive in an era of media convergence. Serving more than 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students, the Moody College is nationally recognized for its faculty members, research and student media. For more information about the Moody College, visit http://moody.utexas.edu.

CONTACTS: Amy Booth, 512-232-5668; Lauren Phillips, 512-471-2182

Lauren Phillips
Public Affairs Representative