• Man receiving hearing examination

    Comprehensive hearing testing for adults

    Professional audiologists provide a full range of hearing evaluation services for people of all ages.

  • Audiologist teaching patient hearing aid use

    Hearing aid services for infants through adults

    An audiologist will program, fit and teach you how to use your hearing aids.

The Van Riper Language, Speech and Hearing Clinic is operated by the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Western Michigan University. Audiologic services are provided by faculty members or by student clinicians under the direct supervision of faculty members. All faculty members who provide or supervise audiologic services hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.


  • Acoustic reflex measurements.
  • Activation and mapping of cochlear implants.
  • Advocacy services and collaboration with educational and vocational agencies.
  • Assistive listening devices/wireless remote technology.
  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR testing).
  • Auditory rehabilitation for families, children and adults.
  • Collaboration with speech language pathologists.
  • Comprehensive hearing testing for adults.
  • Comprehensive testing for cochlear implant candidacy.
  • Hearing aid selection and fitting for infants through adults.
  • Hearing loss prevention services.
  • Hearing testing, diagnosis and treatment of infants and children.
  • Newborn hearing screenings.
  • Otoacoustic emission testing.
  • Real ear measurements of hearing aid performance for infants, children and adults.
  • Tympanometry.

Meeting your needs

Infants, children and adults can benefit if there is:

  • A hearing problem that would affect one’s ability to do what one needs or wants to do.
  • A need for audiological diagnosis or monitoring to assist a physician with medical diagnosis or management.
  • A need for hearing aids or information about hearing aids or other assistive devices.
  • A need to document hearing status for educational, employment or other purposes.
  • Difficulty with receptive or expressive communication.
  • Possible hearing loss.

Getting started

Schedule an appointment with an audiologist today by calling (269) 387-8047.