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Hearing and Speech

The Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center has served Middle Tennessee and beyond since 1951. We diagnose and treat hearing, speech, language and cognitive problems that affect communication in adults and children. Our team of more than 100 experts includes audiologists, speech-language pathologists, teachers of the deaf, occupational therapists, physical therapists and social workers. We offer every patient compassionate, personalized care. Additionally, Bill Wilkerson is a teaching site for deaf educators, audiologists, speech-language pathologists and physical therapists.

Conditions We Treat

  • Augmentative communication needs
  • Autism
  • Balance disorders
  • Brain injury
  • Communication issues
  • Feeding and swallowing disorders
  • Hearing loss

Why Choose Hearing and Speech at Vanderbilt

  • medical chart, clipboard, cross, Knowledge and experience
    Knowledge and experience

    Bill Wilkerson Center was one of the first centers in the country to treat communication disorders. This makes us uniquely qualified to evaluate your hearing and communication problems and prescribe treatment options.

  • physician, doctor, stethoscope, Skilled clinicians
    Skilled clinicians

    Our audiologists and speech-language pathologists are board certified and hold certificates of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). As leading experts, they work with you, your primary care provider and other specialists to integrate and coordinate your care, including referrals.

  • diploma, award, ribbon, Recognized care, quality
    Recognized care

    Vanderbilt is consistently ranked among the nation’s best by leading authorities on health care quality. People from throughout the Southeast and across the country rely on us for the best and most innovative care possible. 


1215 21st Ave. S., Floors 6-10
Nashville, TN 37232
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Nashville, TN 37215
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Franklin, TN 37064
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Nashville, TN 37232
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Franklin, TN 37067
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