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Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing

The Augustana Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing is in the Brodahl Building, 851 34th St., Rock Island.

Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building.

The center offers speech-language and audiology services.

It is the on-campus internship site for undergraduate students majoring in communication sciences and disorders. Faculty and student interns provide assessment and intervention services to people with a variety of disorders.

Hearing services

The Audiology Clinic provides many hearing services, including:

• Hearing testing for all ages

• Hearing aid fittings

• Assessment of Auditory Processing Disorders

• Newborn hearing screening

• Fitting of hearing protection and custom earmolds

• Assistive listening device demonstration and dispensing

• Aural rehabilitation

• Tinnitus evaluation and management

We accept self-referrals and referrals from physicians, health care professionals, teachers and speech-language pathologists.

All diagnostic, intervention, and counseling ervices are provided by academic and clinical faculty members, all of whom possess a professional degree, hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and maintain State of Illinois licensure in audiology.

We are committed to improving communication abilities for individuals of any age, and of any means. We work to provide Augustana College students with learning opportunities in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and maintain a patient-centered approach to care.

For an appointment, contact Dori Garro, 309-794-7358.

Cost and hours

The fee for hearing services depends on the nature of the appointment. The clinic accepts Medicare and Illinois Medicaid insurance, as well as credit card, cash, or check for private pay clients. The Audiology Clinic operates year round with weekday hours. For more information, contact Dori Garro, 309-794-7358.

Speech services

Services offered include assessment and intervention for speech, language, fluency, tongue thrust, voice disorders, and dialect variations. In addition, intervention for language-based reading disabilities is provided. Both individual and group sessions are available.

Assessment services are provided by academic and clinical faculty members, all of whom possess master's or doctoral degrees in speech-language pathology, hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and maintain a State of Illinois license in speech-language pathology.

The majority of intervention is provided by juniors and seniors majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders under the supervision of faculty. Intervention also can be provided by faculty members.

Assessment and intervention services are obtained through self-referral or referral from a physician or another professional.

Cost and hours

For an individual session the cost is $305 per term for supervised student clinicians and $570 per term for clinical faculty members.

For a group session the cost is $165 per term for supervised student clinicians.

Three terms are offered during the school year. A term includes eight hours of intervention plus a final conference.

Assessment services are provided by academic and clinical faculty members. Please call the clinic coordinator, Karen Sheraden at 309-794-7350 for assessment cost.

Hours vary Monday-Friday.

Summer services

A six-week summer program is provided by clinical faculty. If you have questions or desire additional information, you may contact the clinic coordinator, Karen Sheraden, (309) 794-7350, or the center director, Allison Haskill at 309-794-7388.

The mailing address is Augustana Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing, 639 38th St., Rock Island, Ill., 61201. Call 309-794-7350 for more information.

Notice of nondiscrimination

Augustana College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, disability or age in its educational programs and work environment.

Complaints of discrimination in the Augustana Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing can be made to Dr. Allison Haskill, center director, who can be reached at 309-794-7388 or via email at

Complaints also can be forwarded to the college’s Title IX Chief Officer and Director of Human Resources Laura Ford, who has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies. She can be reached at 309-794-7452 or via email at

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The Augustana College Board of Trustees has approved a $3.75 million expansion of the Brodahl Building to accommodate the college’s new master’s degree program in speech-language pathology.

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A critical nationwide need for speech-language pathologists has emerged in the last decade, and Augustana is ready to fill the gap. Starting in 2020, students can begin work on their master’s degree in speech-language pathology.

Ann Perreau, CSD

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Ann Perreau, assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders, talks about challenges and rewards in her two professional roles: professor and audiologist.

Tinnitus group session

Tinnitus is the perception of a sound when no external sound is present. There is no cure, but this group session will present treatment options.