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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month - Schedule a Free Screening

Free hearing screenings are available on Thursdays (11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) and Fridays (8-9 a.m.) for UTMB employees throughout the month of May in the Audiology Clinic, UHC 7th floor.  Appointments are required.

Have you noticed that speech is not as clear as it used to be?
Have you noticed that you are missing information when someone speaks softly or too fast?  Have you noticed that listening when a speaker is at a distance, in the presence of background noise, or when they aren't looking at you has become more difficult?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could benefit from a hearing screening.
 
What is a hearing screening?
A hearing screening is a preliminary step in which an individual's hearing is checked to see if further evaluation is required.
 
Why should I get a hearing screening?
While more than 30% of people over the age of 65 have some type of hearing loss, hearing loss can be found in younger populations.  Approximately 14% of those 45-64 years old have hearing loss, and close to 8 million people 18-44 years old have hearing loss.  Regular hearing screenings should be a part of an individual's wellness plan.
 
Please email Phyllis Archie (parchie@utmb.edu) and schedule your hearing screening with a UTMB Audiologist.  Note:  Screenings are not intended for those with known or documented hearing loss or those with a history of middle ear disease.



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