Audiology - NIU - Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic


Diagnostic testing is available for individuals across the lifespan. Students are involved in service delivery each semester in the Speech-Language-Hearing-Clinic providing both standard and advanced testing procedures. Additional experiences at off-campus placements are also provided throughout the program of study.

Pediatric and Adult Testing

  • CSpeech Language Hearing Clinic imageomprehensive hearing assessment for adults
  • Comprehensive hearing assessment for children including play conditioning audiometry, visual reinforcement audiometry (VRA)
  • Speech audiometry procedures including speech recognition threshold, speech detection threshold, and speech recognition testing in quiet and in noise
  • Immittance testing including high frequency tympanometry for infants
  • Transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAE)
  • Distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE)
  • Electrophysiological assessment
  • Assessment for auditory processing disorders
  • Newborn hearing screening

Pediatric and Adult Hearing Treatment

Speech Language Hearing Clinic imageComprehensive aural rehabilitation services are available for individuals across the lifespan including complete follow-up services for infants referred from the newborn hearing screening program

A full range of amplification options are offered featuring the latest in technology.

  • Aural (re)habilitation
  • Amplification
  • Hearing aid evaluation, selection and dispensing
  • Conventional and advanced technology
  • Fitting strategies for pediatric and adult populations
  • Hearing aid verification, including real ear measurements
  • Assistive listening device demonstration and dispensing

Hearing Aid Walk-In Clinic

Hearing aid repairs are offered on the following days/times:

Monday 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Before bringing a hearing aid in for repair, call the clinic office at (815) 753-1481.