Social Studies

Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences

We enable students to better understand the complexities of human communication across the life span.

'Voice banks' step in to keep chronically ill patients from falling silent

University of Minnesota speech pathologists use new voice database technology to help restore the voices of those suffering from neurodegenerative illnesses.

A Scholar of the Senses

A volunteer experience in college helped determine the course of Peggy Nelson’s career: working with deaf children and children who were hard of hearing, she was moved and challenged. “Seeing that those kids had major gaps in their ability to connect with even their close family members,” she says. “It made me want to learn more about their experiences.”