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Communicative Disorders offers hearing screenings to UWSP employees

Posted by UWSPcps - January 26, 2012 - Academics, Communicative Disorders, Faculty & Staff, Featured, On Campus

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First-year audiology graduate student Fulwah AlHargan administers a hearing screening to School of Education Head Pat Shaw.

Nearly 30 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point faculty and staff took advantage of free hearing screenings offered for UWSP employees by the School of Communicative Disorders in January.

Supervised by faculty, audiology graduate students conducted the 20-minute screenings. The screenings began with questions about the individual’s medical and hearing history. Then an otoscopic exam was preformed, looking in each ear canal and obtaining hearing thresholds. Individuals were given a copy of their audiogram which lists their thresholds. If the client had significant hearing loss or other concerns, the students recommended additional testing which can be done in the clinic or with other audiologists in this area.

The Center for Communicative Disorders is a clinical training facility with a reputation for excellence in serving UWSP and the Central Wisconsin area by providing clinical services as part of the professional preparation of students. Services, including evaluation, treatment and consultation, are available to those of all ages, from infants to the elderly, and are provided by undergraduate and graduate students under the supervision of nationally certified, state licensed audiologists and speech-language pathologists.

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