Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences

Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences offers programs in speech-language pathology and audiology, each with a clinical orientation. Both graduate programs are accredited by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

As part of the training program, the department also houses the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Clinic, which provides a variety of diagnostic and rehabilitative services to individuals of any age with speech, language, and/or hearing difficulties.

The undergraduate program offers a pre-professional bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology and audiology. At the graduate level, both the speech and audiology programs are designed to prepare students to become professional practitioners in their field. Training focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, hearing and balance disorders in both children and adults.

Student Spotlight

  • Saï Rajopadhye, 1st year SLP graduate student, was awarded the Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Elizabeth G. Jancosek Graduate Student Scholarship, June 2016
  • Alyssa Lerner, AuD, was awarded a Graduate Dean’s Citation of Excellence Award and a Graduate Dean’s Award for Outstanding Capstone at the UNC Graduate Student Spring 2016 Commencement ceremony, May 6, 2016
  • Jordan Sanders, AuD, was awarded a Graduate Dean’s Citation of Excellence Award at the UNC Graduate Student Spring 2016 Commencement ceremony, May 6, 2016
  • Shannon Wise, 4th year AuD student, was awarded a James Jerger Award for Excellence in Student Research at the American Academy of Audiology conference in Phoenix, AZ, April 14, 2016.
  • Emilie Scharf, Senior in the ASLS bachelor of science degree program, was awarded best Undergraduate Oral Presentation for the College of Natural and Health Sciences at UNC Research Day, April 7, 2016
  • Kristen Benjaminson, 3rd year AuD student, was awarded best Graduate Poster Presentation for the College of Natural and Health Sciences at UNC Research Day, April 7, 2016
  • Meredith Jameson and Allyson Montgomery, 1st year SLP graduate students, were awarded second place for best Graduate Poster Presentation, April 7, 2016
  • Kelli Lingen, 4th year AuD student, was a Research Excellence Award finalist, April 7, 2016

UNC Audiologist to Present at World Health Organization Headquarters

University of Northern Colorado Professor Deanna Meinke has been invited to speak for a second time this year at World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Meinke will present Oct. 1-2 during the WHO-ITU (International Telecommunication Union) Joint Stakeholders' Consultation. Participants will explore initiatives to reduce exposure to unsafe sound levels during recreational listening and raise awareness of safe listening practices among manufacturers of personal audio devices.

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