Audiology Clinic Programs 

We currently offer the following programs:

 

Adult Diagnostics Clinic 

Comprehensive diagnostic hearing evaluations are provided for adults with hearing difficulties. Evaluations include 1) a thorough case history to understand each individuals’ communication needs and medical history, 2) diagnostic testing to accurately identify ear and hearing disorders, 3) counseling regarding the assessment results, 4) appropriate referrals as needed, and 5) collaborative creation of an individualized treatment plan to improve communication if needed. Specialized assessment techniques are available to evaluate ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and to monitor hearing for individuals undergoing certain treatments that may affect hearing such as chemotherapy.

Audiologists/Clinical Educators:

Jillian Hubertz, AuD, CCC-A
Lata A. Krishnan, PhD, CCC-A
Melissa Newell, AuD, CCC-A
Jennifer M. Simpson, AuD, CCC-A
Anne Sommer, AuD, CCC-A 
Shannon Van Hyfte, AuD, CCC-A

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Adult Hearing Loss Intervention Clinic 

Services provided include the selection, evaluation, fitting, and ongoing monitoring of amplification devices. Amplification options are recommended based on a thorough review of each individual’s communication needs and goals, in conjunction with accurate diagnostic evaluation of hearing. Device fittings include hearing aids, Bluetooth accessories (e.g. remote microphones, TV devices), hearing assistive technology (e.g. FM systems), and bone-anchored hearing devices. Extensive counseling is provided regarding device use and management to obtain maximum benefit.

Audiologists/Clinical Educators:

Jillian Hubertz, AuD, CCC-A
Lata A. Krishnan, PhD, CCC-A
Melissa Newell, AuD, CCC-A
Jennifer M. Simpson, AuD, CCC-A
Anne Sommer, AuD, CCC-A 
Shannon Van Hyfte, AuD, CCC-A

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Aural Rehabilitation for Children and Adults 

Assessment and intervention services are provided in conjunction with speech-language pathologists for individuals with hearing loss from infancy through adulthood. Individual and/or group intervention focuses on optimizing amplification with hearing aids and/or cochlear implants and other assistive technology. In addition, comprehensive treatment to improve or develop auditory perception and comprehension skills, vocabulary and expressive communication skills, as well as effective participation in a variety of interactive situations is provided.

Clinical Educators:

Anne Gritt, MS, CCC-SLP
Jillian Hubertz, AuD, CCC-A
Jeanette Leonard, MA, CCC-SLP/A
Lata A. Krishnan, PhD, CCC-A
Melissa Newell, AuD, CCC-A
Jennifer M. Simpson, AuD, CCC-A
Anne Sommer, AuD, CCC-A 
Shannon Van Hyfte, AuD, CCC-A

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Cochlear Implant Clinic 

Comprehensive services related to cochlear implants are provided for pediatric and adult patients, including evaluation for cochlear implant candidacy, extensive counseling, and use of a collaborative team approach to determine the optimal cochlear implant to meet the individual’s needs. After surgery for implantation, services provided include initial activation of the implant, follow-up mapping sessions, and troubleshooting of the devices.

Audiologists/Clinical Educators:

Jillian Hubertz, AuD, CCC-A
Shannon Van Hyfte, AuD, CCC-A

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Hearing Conservation Clinic 

The Hearing Conservation Clinic provides baseline and annual monitoring of hearing including a thorough case history to understand the individuals’ noise exposure history on and off the job, medical history, specific job tasks, as well as communication needs at work. Additionally, the program provides education regarding the prevention of hearing loss, and selection, fitting, and evaluation of hearing protection device (HPD) effectiveness in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR 1910.95 Hearing Conservation Amendment standard. Hearing protection devices dispensed include foam and pre-molded earplugs, musician’s plugs, earmuffs, custom earplugs, and active level-dependent hearing protection options. Specialized testing is conducted to verify that the HPD is providing appropriate hearing protection.

Audiologist/Clinical Educator:

Anne Sommer, AuD, CCC-A 

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Pediatric Diagnostics Clinic 

Comprehensive diagnostic hearing assessments are provided for children of all ages from birth to 18 years. Appropriate assessment procedures are selected based on the age and abilities of each child, and families are counseled regarding the outcomes of the assessment and provided with individualized recommendations and referrals as needed.  Self-referrals, as well as referrals from area hospitals, physicians, First Steps, the Greater Lafayette Area Special Services (GLASS), and other school corporations, are accepted.

Audiologists/Clinical Educators:

Jillian Hubertz, AuD, CCC-A
Lata A. Krishnan, PhD, CCC-A
Melissa Newell, AuD, CCC-A
Jennifer M. Simpson, AuD, CCC-A
Anne Sommer, AuD, CCC-A 
Shannon Van Hyfte, AuD, CCC-A

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Pediatric Hearing Loss Intervention Clinic 

Children identified as hard-of-hearing or Deaf are provided with comprehensive individualized follow-up and management services including extensive counseling regarding next steps and communication options; device fitting including hearing aids, accessory devices, and hearing assistive technology; close follow-up and monitoring; and communication with other service providers as needed (therapists, physicians, school teachers, etc.) to ensure that each child receives optimal care and services to be successful.

Audiologists/Clinical Educators:

Jillian Hubertz, AuD, CCC-A
Lata A. Krishnan, PhD, CCC-A
Melissa Newell, AuD, CCC-A
Jennifer M. Simpson, AuD, CCC-A
Anne Sommer, AuD, CCC-A 
Shannon Van Hyfte, AuD, CCC-A

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Vestibular Clinic 

Comprehensive diagnostic assessments are provided for adult patients with dizziness and balance disorders. Assessment needs are determined via a triage system coupling clinician expertise with each patients’ reported symptoms. Patients are counseled regarding the outcomes of the assessment and referred to appropriate medical providers for treatment (ear, nose, and throat physicians, neurologists, physical therapists, etc.). Assessment results assist physicians and therapists in developing customized treatment plans. 

Audiologist/Clinical Educator:

Melissa Newell, AuD, CCC-A

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Wellness Clinics 

Free hearing screenings are offered for adults on advertised days throughout the year. Counseling is provided regarding prevention of hearing loss and next steps for a comprehensive assessment if an individual does not pass the screening.

Audiologists/Clinical Educators:

Jillian Hubertz, AuD, CCC-A
Lata A. Krishnan, PhD, CCC-A
Melissa Newell, AuD, CCC-A
Jennifer M. Simpson, AuD, CCC-A
Anne Sommer, AuD, CCC-A 
Shannon Van Hyfte, AuD, CCC-A

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