School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Hearing Aid Orientation Program (HOP)

Hearing Aid Orientations Programs (HOP) are offered at the Audiology and Speech Center on a regular basis. Designed for individuals with hearing impairments and their significant others,important information, suggestions, and ideas for coping with hearing impairments are provided.

The Hearing Orientation Program (HOP) is open to anyone whose life has been touched by hearing loss. We welcome people who have experienced hearing loss, their family members, friends, and neighbors to a series of classes designed to inform, entertain, and support the participants. The group is run by doctoral students in the Au.D. program and an audiologist faculty preceptor.

Topics include:

  • Session I Hearing Aids-Use, Function, and What's New
  • Session II Hearing and Hearing Loss, Understanding Your Audiogram
  • Session III Assistive Listening Devices- Demonstration and Hands-on Experience
  • Session IV Tips for Listeners, Friends, and Family-How to Make the Most of Listening with a Hearing Loss



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 a.m. to 5 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.

Driving Directions
Campus Map


  • 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
Contact us
Send mail & deliveries to UA