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MSU students give free hearing screenings on World Hearing Day

To commemorate World Hearing Day (March 3), Minot State University’s Department of Communication Disorders in conjunction with the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association and CD 513 Assessment students will provide free hearing screenings to MSU students, staff and faculty and the public. The hearing screenings will be conducted between 10 a.m. and noon in the MSU Communication Disorders Clinic (Memorial Hall, first floor). Everyone may feel free to drop in for a screening.

“World Hearing Day 2017’s theme of ‘Action for hearing loss: make a sound investment’ draws attention to the economic impact of hearing loss,” said Lesley Magnus, communication disorders professor. “Unaddressed hearing loss poses a high cost for the economy globally and significantly impacts the lives of those affected. Interventions to address hearing loss are available and are cost-effective.”

Strategies to mitigate hearing loss and its consequences include prevention, screening for early identification, rehabilitation through hearing devices, captioning and sign language education. World Hearing Day 2017 highlights actions which can be undertaken by decision-makers to address hearing loss.

For additional information, contact Donna Ziegler, communications disorders coordinator, at donna.ziegler@minotstateu.edu or 858-3030. Free parking is available on the north side of Memorial Hall in clinic parking.

 

Published: 02/25/17



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