WMU News

Employees, retirees offered free hearing screenings

May 13, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- In keeping with May being Better Hearing and Speech Month, free hearing screenings and hearing aid consultations are being offered to WMU faculty, staff and retirees and Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies physicians and nurses.

The screenings are being offered by the Charles Van Riper Language, Speech and Hearing Clinic, part of the College of Health and Human Services. The screenings are being provided pending availability of appointment times.

Hearing screening tests separate people into two groups: those who have no apparent hearing loss and those who need further evaluation. Hearing aid consultations provide an opportunity to discuss the possible need for hearing aids or other hearing aid issues.

Screenings will be conducted in the Audiology Clinic on the fourth floor of the WMU Unified Clinics at 1000 Oakland Drive. Half-hour appointments are now available between 2:30 and 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays through June 19.

Testing is conducted by or under the supervision of an audiologist, who holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

For an appointment, WMU faculty, staff and retirees and KCMS physicians and nurses should call 387-8047 and ask to schedule a free hearing screening or hearing aid consultation.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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