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The University of Texas at Dallas

Adult Programs and Services

As the population of older adults rises, so does the incidence of acquired hearing loss. More than half of people over the age of 60 are hard of hearing or deaf. 

At the UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders, we diagnose and help individuals manage hearing loss. 

Experiencing hearing loss should not deter you from fully participating in society and enjoying a high quality of life.

Making Sense of Your Hearing Loss

The Audiology Department offers a series of four, one-hour classes for adult patients and their families in a group setting. Spouses and families are encouraged to attend so that everyone in the family will understand the effects of hearing loss on good communication. 

The classes are designed to provide useful information about hearing aids, communication, and the problems people with permanent hearing loss face in their everyday life.  Since the classes rotate throughout the year, they can be taken in any order. Classes are free to individuals who have obtained hearing aids through our clinic.

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) is a program of the Texas Department of State Health Services. 

Adults with hearing loss who need help obtaining devices that will help them communicate better for employment and educational purposes may apply to DARS for assistance. The Callier Center accepts referrals from DARS for audiological evaluation and hearing aid fitting.