The Nazareth College Audiology Clinic provides diagnostic testing for both hearing loss and auditory processing disorders (listening problems not related to loss of hearing sensitivity).
Children and adults experiencing difficulties attending to speech, understanding speech, remembering what has been heard, and/or tolerating noise may benefit from hearing and auditory processing testing.
Testing is available during Nazareth's fall and spring semesters and during the early summer session.
Schedules are typically filled by the start of each semester. If the schedule is full, you can be put on a waiting list for a future semester.
The basic hearing test protocol involves a one- to two-hour test session that includes an intake interview, testing, and a counseling session about the test results. A detailed report, including recommendations, is provided.
The auditory processing test protocol involves a minimum of two, two-hour test sessions several days apart that include an intake interview, basic hearing testing, general and specific auditory processing testing, and a counseling session about the test results. A detailed report of the findings and appropriate recommendations is then generated. Children must be at least 7 years old for auditory processing testing.
Services are provided by graduate students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders department under direct supervision by a faculty member holding the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) and the New York State License in Audiology.
Eligibility and Fees
The clinic offers affordable services. Please contact the clinic for the current fees. A sliding fee scale is available.
The audiology clinic is on the Nazareth campus in the Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute. The clinic space is accessible to people with disabilities.
Coordinator of Operations in Communication Sciences & Disorders