Jan 20, 2006 -
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro will host a U.S. Representative who has supported one of the university’s most important clinics. U.S. Rep. Howard Coble. (R-6th District) will visit the UNCGHearingCenter, which is run by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the School of Health and Human Performance, at Jan. 27. Chancellor Patricia Sullivan will also be present for the tour. Coble was instrumental in securing funding to establish the UNCG Tinnitus Clinic, which was founded in 2002 and is part of the Speech and HearingCenter. He ensured that UNCG, CSD and the clinic received the Congressional Earmark Grant that supports tinnitus clinic services. Severe tinnitus is a condition that is manifested by constant ringing in the ears and that affects some 50 million Americans. The clinic not only serves the community with services such as Tinnitus Retraining Therapy, but also provides a training ground for students who are receiving their education at UNCG. The Speech and HearingCenter, in operation since 1967, provides diagnostic and therapy services for children and adults in the greater Greensboro community. The Speech and HearingCenter is on the third floor of the FergusonBuilding. For a map of campus, visit www.uncg.edu/online_map. For more information on the center, the Tinnitus Clinic, or the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, visit www.uncg.edu/csd. If you are a member of the media, and would like to attend the tour with Mr. Coble and Chancellor Sullivan, please call 336-334-3890.