UA Researchers: Speech, Gestures Impact Political Debate Perceptions

In the first 2012 presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, Obama was perceived to have lost the debate based on snap polls and post-debate polling. The national media said Obama lost because he was fatigued, but Dr. Anthony Buhr, an assistant professor of communicative disorders at The University of Alabama, believes there […]

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CD Faculty, Staff Offer Free Hearing Exams with “Hear Here Alabama” truck

The University of Alabama’s department of communicative disorders provided free hearing screenings to students, faculty, and staff on Oct. 13. From 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., the Hear Here Alabama truck was parked behind Gorgas Library. Dr. Marcia Hay-McCutcheon, an auditory expert at UA and associate professor of communicative disorders, said that each screening lasted about 30 seconds. “We put headphones […]

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A Helpful Roll

When Dr. Marcia Hay-McCutcheon moved to Alabama to work with people who have cochlear implants – an implantable hearing aid – she had, at the most, 15 people in her studies. Fifteen people doesn’t make a research project. “So, I started to think, ‘why am I not getting larger groups of people?’” says Hay-McCutcheon, an […]

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Volunteer Opportunities for Students

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Volunteer opportunities are now available for undergraduate students majoring in communicative disorders. Volunteers will be accepted based on clinic demands  If you are interested in being a volunteer, complete the application form and return it to the Speech and Hearing Center. If volunteer opportunities are available, you will be contacted by the Clinic […]

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