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Augustana offers low- and no-cost hearing tests

February  05, 2014

The Augustana College Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing is offering hearing testing at reduced or no cost for individuals with limited financial resources.

Thanks to a gift from the Melvin McKay Trust, the center will offer a limited number of fully covered and partial-pay hearing tests. Spots will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. In the past, the funds have been used to assist adults and children in the Quad-Cities community.

“This is a great opportunity to reach out to the Quad-Cities community to provide hearing tests to individuals who might otherwise not receive these services,” said Dr. Ann Perreau, professor of communication sciences and disorders. “It also is a great opportunity for Augustana students to observe and interact with clients.”

Hearing tests provided in the on-campus center are performed by two licensed clinicians, while communication sciences and disorders (CSD) majors often observe. CSD majors at Augustana have at least three terms of clinical work with faculty supervisors before they graduate. Between 95 and 100 percent of the graduating seniors in Augustana’s CSD program enroll in graduate school every year.

For more information or to find out about arranging a hearing test, please contact Karen Sheraden, clinic coordinator, at (309) 794-7350.

Sam Schlouch
Senior Communication Director
(309) 794-7833