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Speech and hearing services on campus

The Eckelmann-Taylor Speech and Hearing Clinic is a division of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). The clinic is located in the Fairchild Hall/Rachel Cooper building.

The Speech and Hearing Clinic is a nonprofit organization. It provides services and products at reasonable rates. Illinois State students receive a 50 percent discount on all clinic services. Additionally, audiology and speech services provided in the clinic are covered by Student Health Insurance. The clinic also works with third-party insurers.

Examples of services include the following; for a full list of services, visit the clinic’s website. The clinic is excited to announce that it will be able to provide cochlear implant mapping services in spring 2019.

The clinic is excited to announce that it will be able to provide cochlear implant mapping services in spring 2019.

Audiology

  • Comprehensive hearing exams assess the integrity of the auditory system, measure hearing sensitivity, and identify the presence of hearing loss.
  • Hearing aid services include consultations, fittings, and adjustments.
  • Walk-in Clinic for hearing aid repairs are held each Friday from noon–3 p.m. Appointments are not required for the Walk-in Clinic; patients are seen first come, first serve.
  • Assistive listening devices include FM systems, infrared systems, pocket talkers, amplified phones, alarm systems, and applications for the Illinois Telecommunications Access Corp. (iTAC).
  • Custom hearing protection helps keep your ears safe while working out, attending sporting events and concerts, mowing the lawn, recreational shooting, and more. Noise protection can result in an improved listening experience with less distortion and fatigue and protect your ears from noise-induced hearing loss.
    • Musician plugs offer attenuation options to help musicians hear the characteristics of music more accurately.
    • Sleep plugs are manufactured with a soft material to reduce surrounding noise and allow for a comfortable and peaceful night of sleeping.

Speech and Language

  • Accent modification services can be provided to those who desire to address this component of speech.
  • Stuttering services use fluency-generating techniques that help patients produce smooth, less effortful speech.
  • Gender affirming communication services help bring people closer to the goal of having verbal output that matches their inner identity.
  • Cognitive communication disorders can be addressed by providing intervention services and resources.

If you have a question about the clinic’s services or would like to schedule an appointment, contact speechhearingclinic@IllinoisState.edu or (309) 438-8641.

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