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.
- We were the first hospital in the United States to implant a multichannel cochlear implant that
helps deaf patients hear sounds that can be interpreted as speech.
- The University of Iowa is home to the world's largest NIH-funded center devoted to cochlear implant
clinical research and the only NIH clinical center for the study of cochlear
- We were the first hospital in the world to implant a multichannel cochlear implant in a
congenitally deaf child.
- We developed a new type of cochlear
implant that combines residual acoustic hearing with cochlear implant technology
that provides improved word understanding and near-normal appreciation of music.
- We developed an implantable, artificial inner ear for treatment of deafness in
- We led the nation's largest clinical trial for
tinnitus (ringing in the ears) ever funded by the government.
Physicians from Speech and Hearing Disorders listed among America's Best Doctors
Academic Departments that Provide Speech and Hearing Disorder Care