Speech and Hearing Clinic

SPA Clinic EntranceFor over 60 years, Miami University’s Speech & Hearing Clinic has met the speech and audiology needs of tri-state residents with state-of-the-art technology and personalized care. All of our providers are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and committed to providing effective and individualized assessment and treatment for communication disorders in individuals of all ages. At the Miami Speech & Hearing Clinic, we consider the best available evidence, clinical expertise, and client and family needs in order to support and improve the communication of each of our clients.

Clinic Mission Statement

Speaking, hearing, and understanding are essential to human communication. A communication disorder can affect the way a person interacts with others – often interfering with social, vocational, and educational success. Our mission at the Miami University Speech & Hearing Clinic is to serve the speech, language, and hearing needs of individuals by enhancing the quality of their communication skills. We are committed to providing cost-effective services that meet the unique needs of all individuals and their families, and to promoting excellence in the clinical training of future speech-language-hearing professionals.

Good Faith Estimate

Under the law, effective 1/1/22, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes medical, dental, and behavioral health services.
  • Your health care provider is required to give you a Good Faith Estimate in writing or electronically before your medical service or item if you schedule your appointment for service at least 3 days in advance. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
  • Your health care provider is not required to provide a Good Faith Estimate if you are a “walk-in” patient for any service provided (medical, dental, behavioral health)
  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.

Services Provided by the Clinic

Speech and Language

  • Articulation/Phonological Disorders – characterized by omitting a sound, substituting one sound for another, distorting a sound, or overall poor intelligibility of speech
  • Acquired or Congenital Language Disorders – caused by neurological impairments affecting comprehension, verbal abilities, reading, and writing
  • Delayed Language - characterized by slow-developing vocabulary and/or grammar skills
  • Apraxia of Speech – characterized by difficulty with the sequential motor patterns necessary for speech/language
  • Stuttering/Fluency disorders – characterized by inappropriate rate and rhythm patterns of speech
  • English as a Second Language - accent modification

Voice Disorders

  • Note: A Physician's referral is required in order to make an appointment
  • Vocal nodules
  • Recurrent laryngitis
  • Progressive voice disorders related to Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological conditions
  • Services for individuals wishing to reduce vocal strain or fatigue and improve general vocal quality or voice production

Hearing Disorders

  • Educational and industrial hearing screenings
  • Diagnostic testing of hearing and balance using behavioral and electrophysiological measures, including auditory brainstem response (ABR) and otoacoustic emissions (OAE)
  • Assessment of listening skills and central auditory functions
  • Hearing aid dispensing featuring the most sophisticated digital, programmable, and conventional technology
  • Support services to ensure success during hearing aid fitting and follow-up

Cognitive Disorders

  • Attention and memory deficits
  • Delayed information processing
  • Problem-solving difficulties

Feeding and Swallowing Disorders

  • Note: A physician's referral is required in order to make an appointment
  • Choking on food or liquid
  • Failure to thrive
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Weaning from tube feeds

Our Facilities

 Dr. Gottliebson and student clinicianThe Miami University Speech and Hearing Clinic consists of twelve individual therapy rooms with observation rooms for family members, audiological suites and equipment for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with adults and children, as well as real-ear hearing aid analysis and fitting equipment; a voice and speech science laboratory providing equipment for specialized testing, such as laryngeal videostroboscopy, respiratory function, as well as nasometric, acoustical, and transglottal airflow measurements; a large room for group sessions; a language nursery for play-based interventions and infant/toddler language groups; and, a video room for observation and recording. The clinic sees patients of all ages with a diversity of articulation, language, hearing, feeding, and voice therapy needs.

Diagnostic and treatment services are provided by graduate student clinicians under the supervision of experienced, licensed, and certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Supervision is carried out in accordance with the guidelines mandated by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the State of Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

Our Privacy Policy

HIPAA Compliance Officer
Cheryl M. Stewart, M.A., CCC-SLP
stewarcm@MiamiOH.edu

This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully. You will be asked to sign a receipt of this policy each calendar year.

Read the Policy Here