Faculty members and students are involved in various types of collaborative and interdisciplinary research across the lifespan. The broad scope of research endeavors address oral, written, and augmentative communication and communication disorders including autism, communication development in multicultural populations, hearing and psychoacoustics, literacy, and neurologic communication disorders in adults. Our research efforts align with the division’s mission to advance the study of human communication processes through prevention, diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, and hearing disorders.

Our program includes:

  • Nationally/internationally recognized faculty at a world-acclaimed university
  • Strong research focus across our MS, AuD, and PhD programs
  • Outstanding clinical and internship sites
  • Experienced clinical preceptors
  • Located in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park


Program partnerships

Speech and Hearing Sciences partners with several programs including Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND), Program for Early Autism Research, Leadership, and Service (PEARLS), and UNC Center for Aphasia and Related Disorders (CARD).