Southern Connecticut State University Center for Communication Disorders

"Pursuing Excellence, Fostering Leadership, Empowering Communities"
Call: (203) 836-2788
501 Crescent St Davis Hall B12 New Haven, CT 06515

Clinic staff

James Dempsey


Professor James Dempsey, PhD, is the Chairperson of the Department of Audiology and the Audiology Clinic Coordinator, overseeing a team of highly-educated and skilledaudiologists. His specialities include amplification systems, aural rehabilitation and diagnostic audiology.

Michele Abrams


Dr. Michele Abrams, AuD, is the Clinical Supervisor and Audiology Coordinator, Hearing Aid Dispensing Program. Her specialties include adult and pediatric diagnostic audiology, amplification systems and aural rehabilitation.


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About this clinic

The Southern Connecticut University Center for Communication Disorders provides a variety of family-inclusive speech, language, hearing and advocacy services for people of all ages in the communities of the Greater New Haven area and its surrounding counties.

The Center is staffed by academic faculty and clinical instructors from the Southern Connecticut State University Department of Communication Disorders. All are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in speech-language pathology and/or audiology, and are licensed by the Connecticut State Department of Health Services.

Clinical instructors are responsible for case planning, management and supervision of all treatment and evaluation provided by graduate student clinicians of the Department of Communication Disorders.

Clinic services

Services include evaluation and treatment of hearing disorders and needs including:

  • Audiological (hearing) testing
  • Hearing aid prescription and dispensing
  • Aural rehabilitation

The Center charges a modest fee for all services; a sliding scale is available for those who qualify.  We are unable to accept Medicare, Medicaid, and other insurances.

Southern Connecticut State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, disability, race, color, national origin, or sexual orientation in admission to, access to, employment in, and treatment in its programs and activities.

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(203) 836-2788

Hours of operation

Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday Open by appt.

Accepted forms of payment

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  • Discover
  • Cash
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