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Audiologist Touts Benefits of Hearing Checks on Health

amy-myers

Untreated healing loss really starts to take away from society, it can lead to depression. Untreated hearing loss can lead to more falls, which can lead to more health concerns. It’s linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cognitive decline. Dr. Amy Myers, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders


WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN SCIENCE AT HHS 

Women in Science 2024

Women in science are celebrated internationally on Feb. 11, but at the UNCG School of Health and Human Sciences, women are involved in significant science and scientific leadership year-round. This research includes lab work, field work, independent study, interdisciplinary projects, and community partners.   


LISA FOX-THOMAS DISCUSSES Misophonia

Misophonia: Symptoms, Triggers And Treatments

The noises that trigger someone with misophonia don’t have to be loud, according to Lisa Fox-Thomas, Ph.D., a professor of audiology and assistant director at the University of North Carolina Greensboro Speech and Hearing Center, who treats people with misophonia. In fact, they can be as quiet as someone chewing … Continued


Alumna Debuts Documentary on Understudied Brain Disorder

Jamila Minga

Speech problems usually follow from strokes that occur on the left side of the brain. Because of that, Communication Sciences & Disorders alumna (’14) Dr. Jamilia Mijnga explained, clinical education, practice, and research have been on the overt communication impairments from left hemisphere stroke, leaving a whole other half of the brain and population under identified and underserved.


Camp helps kids, grad students, to grow

A camper smiles at an adult volunteer

Emily Hamuka, a clinical educator in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at UNC Greensboro, was once asked what she would do if she could design any summer camp. From that question – the Sports and Language Camp was formed.


Speaking Science

Dr. Lucia Mendez demonstrating her Bilingualtek project.

Bilingualtek project integrates language and science learning. “Language is so important for science learning because in order to even think about science concepts, you also need the words.” Sitting criss-cross in a circle, five preschoolers reach out to touch pieces of fabric their teacher spreads in front of them.


Speech and Hearing Center Now Offers Cochlear Implant Services

Cochlear Implants

The Speech and Hearing Center now offers cochlear implant services for clients. This includes an assessment to determine if a client needs the service, referral to a doctor to implant the device, activation, programming, follow-up care and maintenance and troubleshooting through the life of the device.


Helping Clients Find Their Voice

Client participating in voice therapy

Sena Crutchley didn’t set out to become a specialist in gender affirming voice work. When she joined UNC Greensboro’s Communication Sciences and Disorders Department (CSD) in 2007, the University already had an established program housed within the Speech and Hearing Center.