Containing more than two dozen rooms when constructed, Hoople’s floor plan included two special sound-proof “rooms within a room” that are used for hearing research, evaluation, and hearing aid testing. At the time they were built, Hoople was one of only six centers in the country with these facilities specially designed to reduce noise entering from outside. Some of the classrooms, therapy rooms and play rooms had one-way mirrors or windows through which a class or member of the department might observe children without being seen or heard. The Gordon D. Hoople Hearing and Speech Center, located in the building, was dedicated at the same time as the building itself.
In 1972, a new wing was constructed to house the Gebbie Clinic. The clinic is a diagnostic screening and referral center created to serve persons with learning and/or communication difficulties, and to provide aid and support to their families. It includes classrooms, a children’s playroom, interviewing and counseling rooms, a suite of four soundproof audiology chambers used for hearing evaluations, and a lounge and reception area for patients and parents.
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