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Need to get your hearing checked? Free screenings offered at Idaho State University-Meridian

By: - February 13, 2023 4:25 am
A patient goes through a hearing screening

According to its website, Idaho State University’s Speech and Language Clinic offers evaluation and treatment of children and adults in the following areas: Articulation, Receptive and Expressive Language, Voice, Fluency/Stuttering, Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC), Pragmatic (social skills), and Accent Reduction Communication difficulties following stroke or traumatic brain injuries. (Courtesy of Idaho State University)

Idahoans can get their hearing checked for free at an upcoming Idaho State University-Meridian event.

The free screenings will be held from 3-6 p.m. Feb. 16 at the university’s Speech and Language Clinic, 1311 E. Central Drive in Meridian.

No appointment is necessary, and clinicians will see adults, teens and children as young as 3 years old, according to an ISU press release. Speech-language pathology graduate students, under the supervision of licensed speech-language pathologists, will conduct the screenings.

Participants will receive their results immediately, including referrals if further evaluation is needed, according to organizers.

“These hearing screenings provide a valuable service to individuals in the greater ISU community as well as foundational experiences for ISU graduate students as they complete their training as speech-language pathologists,” said Megan Izzo, speech-language pathology graduate student and a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

For information, call 208-373-1725.


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Christina Lords
Christina Lords

Christina Lords is the editor-in-chief of the Idaho Capital Sun and has been a professional journalist covering local and state government since graduating from the University of Idaho in 2009. A Pocatello native, Lords is a fifth-generation Idahoan who served as a reporter at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and the Post Register in Idaho Falls and served as assistant editor for the Idaho Press in Nampa. She also led the Idaho Statesman in Boise for two years before turning to nonprofit journalism.