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VA Boston Healthcare System

 

Speech and Audiology

 

Audiology and Speech Pathology Service provides evaluation and treatment of disorders of hearing, balance, language, voice, speech, and swallowing which affect communication and daily function.A woman in a lab coat uses an instrument to check the ear canal of a man

• Diagnostic hearing evaluations
• Vestibular/ balance assessment
• Compensation and Pension exams
• Progressive Tinnitus Management (PTM)
• Auditory evoked potential testing
• Hearing aid evaluation,
selection, and fitting
• Hearing aid repairs and reprogramming
• Real Ear hearing aid verification
• Assistive listening device assessments
including FM and Bluetooth technology
• Auditory rehabilitation
• Auditory processing evaluations

The Audiology department is open Monday through Friday for scheduled appointments.A man points to a monitor while having a conversation with a women

For Veterans with VA issued hearing aids, there is a walk-in clinic for hearing aid problems/repairs on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Speech Pathology services include:

• Dysphagia evaluation, including modified
barium swallow (video swallow) and fiberoptic endoscopy
• Aphasia and other language evaluation
• Voice evaluation including instrumental assessment
• Motor Speech evaluation
• Care of special populations in palliative care,
neurogenic communication, head and neck cancer,
spinal cord injury
• Fluency evaluation
• Cognitive evaluation and rehabilitation
• Evaluation of speech, swallowing and
cognitive prosthetics
• Assessment of augmentative alternative
communication devices

Appointments for outpatients are by appointment only.

Helpful Links

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) - www.asha.org
National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) - www.ncrar.research.va.gov/index.asp
American Academy of Audiology - www.audiology.org
American Tinnitus Association - www.ata.org 

Contact Info

Location

  • West Roxbury, Brockton, Jamaica Plain

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-865-3384

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday
    8 am - 4 pm