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Au.D Student's Article Published in Audiology Today!

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FREE Hearing Evaluations and Auditory Brainstem Response Testing

Wayne State’s Audiology Clinic offers free complete hearing evaluations and ABR testing to people of all ages. The clinic is conveniently located on campus in the Rackham Building. Want more information or want to schedule an appointment? Call (313) 577-3339 or email cl2975@wayne.edu today!


CSD Faculty Member Receives NSF Grant

Jinsheng Zhang, Ph.D., associate professor and associate research director of Otolaryngology at the School of Medicine and associate professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Yong Xu, Ph.D., associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, have received a $330,000 grsant from the National Science Foundation. Their research is in the area of tinnitus, a neurological disorder that affects more than 250 million people worldwide. They are working on the development of an implantable device that will suppress tinnitus.


Dr. Li Hsieh Partners with Toyota on safety research

Two Wayne State University research groups have teamed up with the Toyota Technical Center, a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), to work on projects for TEMA's safety research center -- the Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC). Of the 10 projects announced yesterday, Wayne State University will lead two projects. The first, led by Richard Young, research professor of psychiatry in WSU's School of Medicine, and Li Hsieh, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders in WSU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will focus on in-depth research and analysis of a driver's cognitive interaction with in-vehicle technologies. The second, led by King-Hay Yang, director of the Bioengineering Center and professor of biomedical and mechanical engineering in WSU's College of Engineering along with Haojie Mao, and Xin Jin, post-doc fellows in WSU's Department of Biomedical Engineering, will develop software models of a 10-year-old child and an elderly female human body for crash simulation purposes. Hilary Ratner, vice president for research at Wayne State University, is quoted in the story.

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Dr. Anthony Cacace invited  to join a scientific panel on Blast-related Tinnitus

Dr. Anthony Cacace from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has been invited by the U.S. Department of Defense to join a scientific panel on Blast-related Tinnitus, with other national and international experts on tinnitus. Information on the DoD's Blast Injury Research Program is available at https://blastinjuryresearch.amedd.army.mil


Upcoming Brown Bag Presentations

See Upcoming Brown Bags under the Events Menu for additional information.


New Audiology Clinic Opens!

The Wayne State University Audiology Clinic opened on February 7, 2011.

The clinic will offer complete audiologic evaluations for both adult and pediatric patients at no cost to the patients.

Appointments are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


March 2011 WSSLHA Newsletter

Wayne State's Speech Language Hearing Association for students has just released its quarterly newsletter. Please check it out under the Newsletters menu option!



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