Free hearing, speech and language screenings to be held at Purdue

October 20, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's M.D. Steer Audiology and Speech-Language Clinics are offering free hearing, speech and language screenings on Nov. 15.

The screenings will be from 9 -11:30 a.m. in Heavilon Hall, Room B-11. They are free and open to adults over the age of 18. Appointments can be made by calling 765-494-3789.

The 15-minute screenings are performed by clinical instructors and graduate students from the M.D. Steer Audiology and Speech-Language Clinics. The sessions will include a hearing screening, during which the person will respond to sounds, and speech and language screenings with the clinician analyzing the person’s voice, fluency and articulation, and asking questions about swallowing.

The M.D. Steer Audiology and Speech-Language Clinics are home to a variety of professional diagnostic and rehabilitative services. A referral is not required for access to these services. All of the students in the accredited clinical programs gain clinical experience while working with patients seen at the clinics under the direct supervision of clinical faculty mentors.

The clinics are part of the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, which is housed in the College of Health and Human Sciences.

Writer: Rebekah Piotrowicz, 765-496-3006, rpiotrow@purdue.edu

Source: Lata Krishnan, clinical professor, 765-494-3789, krishnal@purdue.edu