Established more than a century ago, the Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery program was one of the first of its kind in the country. The first full-fledged academic unit in Ophthalmology, Otology and Laryngology was established in 1907 making the University of Louisville among the first American medical schools with a full-time academic unit in Otolaryngology. Our rich heritage is further complemented by our contemporary change and growth. This growth has expanded our educational offerings to students and residents, enhanced our clinical capability and increased both the quality and quantity of our research.


The Audiology program at the University of Louisville developed and implemented one of the first Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree programs in the country. The program has received national attention, both because of its early inception, as well as the medical and business model used as the basis for instruction. Clinically, the program continues to set the community standard in the provision of hearing and balance care services, particularly in the areas of new technologies and pediatric services. The inclusion of the doctoral students in the clinical environment is an integral part of the program. Our faculty members continue to be leaders on a national level in the development of the effective classroom and clinical teaching models through involvement in national committees and programs.

Speech-Language Pathology

The Speech-Language Pathology program at the University of Louisville is a well-established program that provides challenging academic coursework and clinical experience to Master's degree candidates. The mission of the Speech-Language Pathology program is to provide the highest quality academic education, facilitate student access to a variety of clinical populations and settings, expand the scientific base of speech-language pathology through basic and applied research and maintain student diversity and community partnerships.