Welcome to Communication Disorders
The Department of Communication Disorders serves New Zealand and the world through excellence and innovation in scholarship, teaching and public service. Students are educated and challenged to excel in professional practice and disciplinary research related to disorders of hearing, speech, language, and swallowing.
Communication Disorders, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140
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Where Are My Keys? Effective Strategies for Persons with Memory Loss Concerns
Free Public Lecture by visiting Erskine Fellow Professor Michelle Bourgeois. A3 Lecture Theatre, Thursday 30 May 2013, 8 pm. Click here for info.
Research shows challenges in normal ageing process
Research by Associate Professor Megan McAuliffe shows normal healthy ageing results in a number of detrimental effects to hearing and speech.
Link between strokes and pneumonia
Around 6000 New Zealanders suffer strokes each year and PhD student Sarah Davies from Dr Maggie-Lee Huckabee's lab is trying to find out why many of them develop life-threatening pneumonia.
Improving understanding of speech in noise
Dr. Don Sinex recently gave a radio interview about his work on systems to separate speech from background noise, and which may one day be used to improve hearing aids.