Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Deaf Education and Hearing Science

Welcome to The Master of Deaf Education and Hearing Science (MDEHS) Program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. This program, nationally certified by the Council on Education of the Deaf, was created in the School of Health Professions in 2002 in order to provide graduate students in deaf education and medicine the opportunity to build the relationships needed to provide quality services to children with hearing loss. In September 2011, the program joined the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery in the School of Medicine.

This program is one of only a handful in the country that provides intensive training in how to help children with hearing loss develop spoken language through the use of residual hearing, high-powered hearing aids and modern surgical procedures such as cochlear implants. Certified teachers for children with hearing loss are in high demand. Every year positions across the nation go unfilled because of the lack of qualified professionals. In Texas alone, 20-30 teacher vacancies go unfilled annually. If you have an interest in children, language and communication, and a bachelor’s degree already, the Master of Deaf Education and Hearing Science could be the next step in your career. There are generous tuition scholarships available.

Dr. Blane Trautwein
Associate Professor and Program Director

Deaf Education and Hearing Science
8300 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
Phone: 210.450.0716
Fax: 210.562.9374