Proper diagnosis of auditory difficulties does more than allow you to enjoy the sounds of your environment; it enhances your full range of communication. Whether you have trouble using the telephone, are constantly experiencing the side effects you'd have on an airplane or after a rock concert, or have a child who doesn't seem to be reacting to sound as he or she should, we can serve you. The audiology services offered through the Margaret A. McManus Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic at the Loyola Clinical Centers is devoted to helping people diagnose and treat their hearing difficulties, as part of an effort to help individuals lead fulfilling, active lives.
With a 30-year history of providing respected clinical service to the Baltimore community, the Loyola Clinical Centers provides state-of-the-art audiology and hearing services, and hosts a full line of digital hearing instruments that provide aid services to patients, from infancy to adulthood. The audiology and hearing services provided by Speech-Language Pathology graduate student practitioners and professional clinicians at the Loyola Clinical Centers help restore proper hearing—the first step to communication, engagement, and everything else that follows.
Audiology services available include:
- Diagnostic hearing evaluations
- Central Auditory Processing evaluations
- Middle ear assessments
- Hearing instrument provision and repair
- Aural rehabilitation services
- Speechreading groups
- Community hearing screenings
The Margaret A. McManus Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic is fully accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Offered as part of Loyola's Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, the audiology services provided are supervised by faculty fully licensed by the Maryland Department of Health and Hygiene and certified by ASHA.
As a clinician or Speech-Language Pathology graduate student practitioner at the Margaret A. McManus Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic, you will have the opportunity to help others discover their potential as they regain an important aspect of effective communication. Here, all diagnostic evaluations and therapy sessions are provided through the direct collaboration of a professional licensed audiologist and a Speech-Language Pathology student clinician. As their skills develop, student practitioners have the opportunity to acquire more client-contact responsibilities and expand their clinical experience.
Additionally, clinicians have a unique opportunity to pursue their own advanced scholarly research. With the support of the University, not to mention a cohort of talented graduate students eager to assist them in their work, clinicians have the support and resources available to prepare significant scholarly contribution for peer review and advance knowledge in the field.
The community environment of the Loyola Clinical Centers reflects Loyola's devotion to education and service—proving that integrated service can truly benefit the community, students, and experts at once.
Kara Tignor, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathology & Audiology
First-grader Garcia improved his reading skills 300% in the Literacy Clinic.