The Hearing and Speech Center (HSC) provides hearing, balance, and speech and language services using client-centered and evidence-based care. The center provides our Doctor of Audiology (AuD) and Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) students with rich experience in clinical practices and care. To meet the communication needs of all of our clients, our team uses American Sign Language (ASL) in addition to spoken English and Spanish.

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Speech Services

Audiology Walk-in Schedule - SUMMER 2024

Walk-In CANCELLED Monday, July 22nd
Walk-in will resume on Tuesday, July 23rd at 1030am.

    May 20th – August 16th, 2024

Mondays 1 – 2 pm
Tuesdays 10:30 – 11:30 am
Thursdays 10:30 – 11:30 am
Fridays 1 – 2 pm

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Our mission is to provide comprehensive and innovative hearing, speech, language, and balance services to the Gallaudet University and the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. We are committed to offering the best possible hearing, speech, and language related care.

As a university-based clinic, we are able to leverage state-of-the-science solutions for individuals of all ages, while providing supervised, clinical training opportunities for students in the Audiology and Speech & Language Pathology programs of advanced study.



Our center offers a comprehensive set of audiology services including hearing evaluations, hearing aid and device assessment and fitting, as well as assessments for central auditory processing. Our clinicians offer comprehensive evaluations to assess hearing sensitivity, conducted in a soundproof booth, along with a non-invasive...

Speech and Language

Our team offers ASL, English and Spanish speech and language diagnostic and therapeutic services for pediatric and adult clients, as well as a range of community and group sessions, auditory (re)habilitation and communication therapies. Auditory (re)habilitation (AR) encompasses a wide range of practices aimed at...

Meet the Team

Florence Espiritu

Director, Gallaudet University Hearing and Speech Center

Martha French

Clinical Manager (Speech Language Pathologist)

Anthony Duvall

Clinic Financial Specialist

Barbara Teeter


Khera Allen

Senior Clinic Services Specialist

Danielle Previ

Senior Psychology Clinic Manager

Melissa Choy-Yuen

Clinical Educator (Speech Language Pathologist)

Margarita Perez

Clinical Educator (Speech Language Pathologist)

Mary Griffin

Clinical Educator (Speech Language Pathologist)

Erica Short

Clinical Educator



Services and Support

Gallaudet University Hearing and Speech Center (GUHSC) currently accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare, TRICARE, Medicaid and Medicare.
You can still receive services at Gallaudet University Hearing and Speech Center (GUHSC) if you don’t have any healthcare insurance. You will be charged on a sliding scale based on what you can afford to pay.
Gallaudet University Hearing and Speech Center (GUHSC) will need your VR counselor’s full name and contact information including address, phone number and/or email address.
Because of the regulations attached to accepting insurance payments, we are unable to offer special pricing for employees. However, GUHSC is working to provide the best possible value to all of its patients who purchase hearing aids and expect our prices to be highly competitive.
Yes, you can obtain services. At the time of your visit, you will need to pay for the cost of services up front. Gallaudet University Hearing and Speech Center (GUHSC) will provide you with the necessary receipt and documentation you will need to apply for reimbursement from your provider.
Contact the Gallaudet University Hearing and Speech Center (GUHSC) by coming in to speak with an administrator, call, or reach out through our online contact form.
Since the opening of the Gallaudet University Hearing and Speech Center (GUHSC) in the Sorenson Language and Communication Center in 2008, the intent is to offer audiological and related services to the larger D.C. community. To do that, GUHSC is now accepting third party insurance coverage to maintain the affordable services for patients. Once GUHSC began accepting Medicaid, Medicare, and other third party insurance coverage it was required to comply with regulatory mandates and guidelines that specify that all patients provide third party insurance information, if available.
GUHSC started to accept third-party insurance information on the 31st of May 2011.
Contact the Gallaudet University Hearing and Speech Center (GUHSC) front desk administrator by email, by walking into the office, or reach out through our online contact form.
One form of government-issued identification, such as a driver’s license, passport, and your insurance card.
GUHSC invites you to visit our front desk to speak with an administrator, call us, or use the online form to contact us.

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Hearing and Speech Center

Sorenson Language and Communication Center 2200

(202) 250-2119

(202) 651-5328

9:00 am-4:30 pm
9:00 am-4:30 pm
9:00 am-4:30 pm
9:00 am-4:30 pm
9:00 am-4:30 pm

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