Gruber Seminar Series on Communication Disorders

Seminar Background

The Gruber Seminar Series is named in honor of Lamar University faculty member Dr. Frederick A. Gruber of the Department of Communication Disorders and Deaf Studies, now the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. Dr. Gruber earned a Ph.D. in communicative disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997 and taught at Lamar only a short time before his death in 1999. Though his tenure at LU was brief, his dedicated work in the field of communication disorders is carried on through the series that bears his name.


2018 Seminars

Mechanisms of Tinnitus and its Audiologic Management

Presenter: Marc A. Fagelson, Professor of Audiology, East Tennessee State University, Tennessee, USA

Date: April 2


Treatment of Vocal Hyperfunction with Flow Phonation

Presenter: Balaji Rangarathnam, Assistant Professor / Voice and Swallowing Research Lab, East Carolina University 

Date: April 16


Cleft-Related Speech and Resonance

Presenter: Ms. Kim-Loan Luu, Speech Language Pathologist, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital Texas Cleft and Craniofacial Team 

Date: April 20


Alaryngeal Speech: Laryngectomy

Presenter: Ms. Jodi Knott, Clinical Coordinator of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas & M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Date: April 20


Pediatric Swallowing & Feeding: Simple to Complex, Let's Figure it Out

Presenter: Joan Arvedson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, B-NCD, BRS-S, ASHA Fellow, is a Program Coordinator of Feeding Services at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Date: June 8

Previous Seminars

Evidence‐based assessment and treatment for neurogenic dysphagia and vocal hyperfunction


Presenter:


Balaji Rangarathnam, Ph.D., CCC‐SLP
Assistant Professor / Voice and Swallowing Research Lab, East Carolina University

 


Otoacoustic Emissions: Probing the Inner Ear


Presenter:



Prof. Sumitrajit (Sumit) Dhar, PhD
Professor & Chair Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, United States


Cognitive Auditory Evoked Potentials: advances and insights in neuroaudiology


Presenter:



Prof. David Tome, PhD
Professor / Department of Audiology, Polytechnic Institute of Porto , Portugal

Tinnitus and the Internet


Presenter:


Prof. Gerhard Andersson
Professor,Linkoping University, Sweden


The Sky is Rising: How Hearables can be Integrated into Patient-centric Care


Presenter:

Brian Taylor, AuD
Senior Director Clinical Affairs, Turtle Beach Corporation, San Diego, California

Outcome Measures in Hearing Aid Assessment: Why Bother?


Presenter:

Ruth Bentler, PhD
Professor / Department Executive Officer, Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Iowa, Iowa City

Harmonic Spectral Changes and Speech Intelligibility Before and After Voice Treatment in Parkinson’s Disease


Presenter:

Michael P. Cannito, PhD
Hawthorne / BORSF Distinguished Professor, Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Louisiana at Lafayatte, Louisiana

Scientific Truth in Audiology: The Process


Presenter:

Ross J. Roeser, PhD
Professor, Callier Center Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas

Cleft‐Related Speech and Resonance


Presenter:

Kim-Loan Luu, M.A., CCC/SLP
Children’ Memorial Hermann Hospital, University of Texas–Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas

Global perspectives on aging, communication disorders, and access to care in underserved regions of the world


Presenter:

Brooke Hallowell, PhD
Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Ohio University, Ohio

Issues in Cognition, Audiology and Amplification


Presenter:

Douglas Beck, AuD
Director of Professional Relations, Otiocon Inc., USA

The challenges to Interdisciplinary Health Research


Presenter:

Berth Danermark, PhD
Professor of Sociology, The Swedish Institute for Disability Research, Orebro University, Orebro, Sweden

Do I need a Hearing Aid? Outcomes of Group Audiologic Rehabilitation for Unaided Adults with Hearing Impairment and Their Significant Others


Presenter:

Rebecca Kelly-Campbell, PhD
Department of Communication Disorders, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Advanced Signal Processing Features in Hearing Aids: Why Some Do Not Work As Well As Others?


Presenter:

Ayasakanta Rout, PhD
Director of Audiology, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, James Madison University, Virginia

Talk 1: Falls, presbyequilibrium and quality of life among older adults residing in an institutional setting and efficacy of guided and self training
Talk 2: Individual susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss


Presenter:

Prof. Ilmari Pyykko
Department of Otolaryngology, Hearing and Balance Research Unit, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

Talk 1: Applications of wide-band reflectance in diagnosis of middle ear disorders
Talk 2: Audiology in China


Presenter:

Fei Zhao, MD, PhD
Centre for Speech Language Therapy and Hearing, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, UK

Talk 1: Attitude towards loss of hearing in individuals with unilateral hearing loss
Talk 2: Audiology in Singapore


Presenter:

Naresh Durisala (AuD)
Audiology Clinic, ENT Department, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Previous Seminars Archive

2015-16