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Pre-Speech & Hearing Club

The Pre-Speech & Hearing Club is supported and housed by the University of Michigan Department of Linguistics. Students of all majors and disciplines are welcomed.

The Pre-Speech & Hearing Club (PSHC) at the University of Michigan will provide members with resources, information, and opportunities regarding graduate school requirements, related course work, and professional options in the field of speech and hearing sciences. PSHC will strive to be a valuable resource for all students interested in speech and hearing sciences; an academic community that shares knowledge, advice and experiences; and an opportunity for students to hear from and question current professors, advisors, and clinicians within the field. 

The Pre-Speech & Hearing Club holds meetings twice a month, and invites guest speakers once a month to share in their area of expertise. The PSHC aims to get members connected not only with students who share in their academic interests, but also with opportunities existing on campus.

What is Speech-Language Pathology? 

A Speech-Language Pathologist is a clinician who evaluates and treats patients with speech, language, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders. Their clients include individuals of all ages. Speech Pathologists can work in a variety of settings including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, private practices, or in the school system. If you love working with people, and are interested in language, therapy, and/or psychology and linguistics, Speech Pathology may just be the field for you. 

What is Audiology? 

An Audiologist is a clinician who is certified to provide a variety of professional services related to the prevention of hearing loss, and the identification, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of impairments of the auditory and vestibular systems. They can work in a variety of settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, private practices, and in the school system. If you are interested in servicing people and working with exciting speech and hearing technology including hearing aids and cochlear implants, Audiology may just be the field for you. 

If you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology, consider getting connected with the PSHC at the University of Michigan by contacting