School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Hearing Evaluations

Hearing Evaluations

  • Tests to identify type and degree of hearing loss.
  • Tests to evaluate receptive communication abilities (speech understanding in quiet and in difficult listening conditions).
  • Tests to evaluate auditory processing abilities (how the central nervous system (CNS) uses auditory information).
  • Tests to evaluate tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and hyperacusis (sensitivity to loud sounds including types and degree of annoyance).
  • Audiologic treatment recommendations (hearing aids, tinnitus aids, assistive listening devices and systems, computerized and non-computerized auditory training programs; tinnitus/hyperacusis desensitization programs)
  • Referral recommendations (medical specialists; non-medical specialists; special educators).

Call The University of Akron Audiology and Speech Center for an appointment at 330-972-6035.

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.


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Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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