School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Hearing Assistive Technology

Hearing Assistive Technology

Virginia Wilson Assistive Listening Device Center

By combining caring professionalism with advanced technology, the Virginia E. Wilson Assistive Listening Device Center at the University of Akron is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people who are hearing impaired. The Center has state-of-the art assistive listening devices displayed in a home-like setting so that individuals with hearing impairments can experiment with their usage. This Center is also the site of the Hearing Aid Orientation Programs which are offered by the Audiology Clinic.

The Wilson Center is highly regarded as a community and educational asset for patients who are hearing impaired as well as for the Doctor of Audiology students and licensed faculty who work with them. The facility is located within the Polsky Building, a downtown Akron landmark. It is a component of the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology within the College of Health Professions.

The Audiology and Speech Center

181 Polsky Building
225 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44325-3001


To make an appointment, call 330-972-6035.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Some limited early evening hours are available.


The Polsky Building
Room 181, First Floor
225 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44325-3001

  • Enter on High Street
  • Take the elevator down to the first floor
  • Room 181 will be on your left

Directions and Parking

Polsky Parking Deck
275 South High Street
Akron, OH 44325

Parking passes for the Polsky Deck may be obtained from our Center Office when an appointment is made.

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  • Payment for services is expected at the time of service.
  • Some third-party payments are accepted.
  • Fee adjustments can be made based on family income; application is required.
  • Products must be paid for at the time of dispensing.


The University of Akron

Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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