The Speech & Hearing Center at Munroe
This center is staffed by our licensed and certified speech language pathologists and audiologists.
They are experts in caring for patients of all ages that need diagnosis and/or treatment for disorders associated with:
- Speech intelligibility
- Stuttering problems
- Developmental language delay
- Hearing problems
- Acquired disabilities resulting from stroke, head injuries and progressive neurological diseases
Munroe's AuD, Doctor of Audiology, fits and dispenses the most technologically advanced hearing aids.
The Speech & Hearing Center also offers VitalStim Therapy, a safe and effective treatment for patients suffering with difficulty swallowing or dysphagia. This non-invasive, external electrical stimulation therapy was developed in response to the 15 million Americans living with dysphagia today.
The therapy uses specifically designed electrodes applied to the muscles of the throat to promote proper swallowing. No other NMES therapy or electrode carries FDA clearance for the treatment of dysphagia.
In fiscal year 2010, the Speech & Hearing staff treated approximately 1200 patients. The staff has been trained in the use of Alternative Augmentative Communication devices.
Pediatric services at Speech & Hearing Center also include a specially trained pediatric swallowing specialist.