A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
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HSLS Coordinator:Dr. Karen Garrido-Nag, Ph.D.
Au.D. Program Director:Dr. Chizuko Tamaki, Au.D., Ph.D.
Speech-Language Pathology Program Director:Dr. James McCann, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Program Director:Dr. Kara Hawthorne, Ph.D.
Contact:Ms. Daun Duvall
Sorenson Language and Communication Center (SLCC) 3110
(202) 568-8766 (videophone)(202) 651-5327 (voice)(202) 448-7144 (fax)
The Department of Hearing, Language, and Speech Sciences at Gallaudet University conducts extensive research on communication access for deaf and hard of hearing people. The department has a long history of external research supports from federal agencies and private foundations including Department of Education and National Institutes of Health. Each faculty member is conducting one or more research projects.There are ample opportunities for students to be involved in research projects. AuD students (and SLP students who choose the thesis option) conduct a research project under the guidance of a faculty advisor and fulfill the research capstone requirement for graduation. PhD students typically complete a thorough, in-depth research project and are encouraged to take an opportunity to present their research outcomes in a nationally recognizable conference or publish in a peer-reviewed journal, before competing the dissertation.Students have an opportunity to work with faculty members as a research assistant, typically up to 10 hours/week (for SLP/AuD students) or 20 hours/week (for PhD students). Ongoing Externally Funded Project Deaf/Hard of Hearing Technology Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC): Improving the Accessibility, Usability, and Performance of Technology for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. HSLS Investigators: David Thornton, Claire Bernstein.
Faculty Research Labs and Projects
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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