Hearing and Speech Center

Welcome to the Hearing & Speech Center

The University of Tennessee Hearing and Speech Center was founded in 1953 to meet the needs of children and adults with speech, language, and hearing problems. The Center functions as an educational facility as well as a service provider within the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology.

The Hearing and Speech Center provides diagnostic and treatment services for children, adolescents, and adults who have problems with communication skills. The clinical services are provided by students-in-training under the supervision of highly qualified clinical supervisors who hold certification awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

If you have concerns about the communication skills of a family member or, if you are a physician or health care provider and have concerns about a patient or client, please contact us today for further information.


The Silverstein-Luper Building is named in memory of Dr. Bernard Silverstein and Dr. Harold Luper. Dr. Silverstein was the founding director of the Center in 1953 and was a distinguished professor of speech pathology at UT for many years. Dr. Luper followed Dr. Silverstein as director of the clinical program, and headed the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology with distinction for 23 years.

Our program gratefully acknowledges and commemorates the contributions of Drs. Silverstein and Luper which formed and shaped the program as it exists today.

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Contact Information

UT Hearing and Speech Center
University of Tennessee
1600 Peyton Manning Pass
Knoxville, TN 37996-2500
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Speech-Language Services
Phone: 865-974-5451
Fax: 865-974-4639

Audiology Services
Phone: 865-974-5453
Fax: 865-974-1792