Normal speech communication is a very complex process. Many disorders disrupt communication and cause serious problems.
Our staff members include speech-language pathologists certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensed by the state of Iowa. They work closely with physicians and other health care professionals to provide effective management of speech, language, voice and swallowing disorders.
Our hearing specialists diagnose and treat a full array of hearing conditions, using a wealth of state-of-the-art procedures and therapies.
Our speech pathologists and physicians specialize in treating patients with speech or language disorders. They work together to learn the cause of the problem and offer the best treatment plan. The speech and swallowing staff are experienced physicians and speech pathologists who offer speech, language, and swallowing management, counseling, and therapy.
Speech and language clinics include:
Hearing loss affects how a child talks. A baby learns to talk by listening to others. If hearing loss occurs at birth or in the first few years of life, it can have negative effects on a child's ability to learn to talk or learn language through the hearing sense.
Our clinical services for hearing include:
The University of Iowa has long been recognized as a pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of speech and hearing disorders. World-renowned faculty and staff in UI Health Care treat patients who come from around the globe. Innovations in cochlear implants that grew out of research conducted at the UI have benefited uncountable numbers of patients. Psychologist Wendell Johnson was one of the earliest and most influential researchers and clinicians focusing on stuttering. The UI's speech and hearing center bears his name.