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Hearing tests offered at a reduced fee

February  01, 2013

In honor of Better Speech and Hearing Month in May, the Augustana College Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing will be offering hearing testing at reduced fees for individuals with limited financial resources beginning in February.

Thanks to a gift from the Melvin McKay Trust there will be eight free hearing tests offered and eight at a reduced rate. Spots are limited, and will be offered at a first-come, first-served basis.

Dr. Kathy Jakielski, professor of communication science and disorders, said, “As a church-related institution with stakeholders who value civic engagement in our students and faculty, we believe that reaching out to clients in need is simply the right thing to do. We have the facilities, equipment, personnel, and support to do this.”

Hearing tests provided in the on-campus center offer a benefit to both the community and the students who learn by providing the service. CSD majors at Augustana have at least three terms of clinical work with faculty supervisors before they graduate. Between 95 and 100 percent of Augustana CSD majors 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
Director, Public Relations and Arts Promotion
(309) 794-7833
samschlouch@augustana.edu