Hearing and Speech
The WFBH department of Hearing and Speech provides comprehensive diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitation services for patients with hearing loss and communication disorders from birth through adulthood on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
Specialty programs in audiology include: hearing aid dispensing, a cochlear implant team consisting of audiologists, Speech-language pathologists, and Otolaryngologists, vestibular balance testing, and newborn hearing screenings.
Specialty programs in speech-language pathology include: the acute hospital team, an inpatient rehabilitation program in the Sticht Center on Aging, the outpatient Neuro-Rehab program, the Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders (Otolaryngology), the Pediatric Therapy program, the Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate clinic, and the Augmentative Communication clinic.
The Hearing and Speech staff includes 26 clinicians, all of whom are licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology and hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.