Affiliated Programs and Centers on the UNC-CH Campus

UNC Hospitals (UNCH)

Our graduate program has a long history of successful collaboration with UNC Hospitals' Center for Speech and Hearing in the Division of Otolaryngology. Several UNCH audiologists are actively involved in graduate-level teaching and supervision of clinical practicum. Students in the Au.D. program will participate extensively in clinical practicum at UNCH.

UNC Center for Study of Development and Learning (CDL)

Our faculty audiologists have provided the clinical audiology services at the CDL for over ten years. A member of our faculty is appointed Section Head for Audiology and actively participates in service delivery to pediatric patients seen for team evaluations at that center. The collaboration between our faculty and CDL has resulted in sharing of instrumentation and facilities. The CDL provides an outstanding environment for Au.D. students, not only in the clinical practice of pediatric audiology but through active participation in an interdisciplinary team diagnostic facility.

The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center (FPG)

Graduate students in audiology have long been involved in clinical practicum and special projects at the FPG Center. The Center has had continuous federal funding for research in otitis media for over 10 years, and our faculty have been involved as collaborators and co-investigators. This has created numerous opportunities for graduate students in audiology to participate in research and clinical practica. The FPG Center will remain a key site for the education of Au.D. students in the area of pediatric audiology.

Carolina Children's Communicative Disorders Program

This Center, which is located within the UNC Department of Otolaryngology, is one of the largest pediatric cochlear implant programs in the southeastern United States. Graduate students in audiology have the opportunity to see and participate in the pre-selection process as well as fitting and mapping of cochlear implants in children. A preschool for deaf children served by the CCCDP began in the fall, 2001.

UNC Hearing and Communication Center

Hearing and Communication Center (HCC). Located four miles from campus near Interstate 40, the HCC provides comprehensive clinical audiology services to the Chapel Hill and Durham communities. Faculty and students from the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences provide diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology services that include selection and fitting of hearing aids and assistive listening devices. Individual and small group therapy is provided for hearing aid and cochlear implant users, focused on the development of improved speech and language skills through audition.