Hearing Tests Offered Until Semester’s End

The Speech-Language Hearing Clinic in Waldron Hall is offering free hearing tests until the end of the semester.

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Photo by Mark Paton: Students and staff are required to follow COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines at each appointment.

By Kylee Walling | kewalling@radford.edu

This semester, the Radford University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has free hearing screenings available. Students, faculty, and staff can make appointments for Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. for the remainder of the semester at the Speech-Language Hearing Clinic in Waldron Hall.

Students and staff are required to follow COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines at each appointment. Individuals must wear a mask for the duration of the appointment, have the RU Symptom Tracker receipt available, and consent to a further screening upon arrival.

Traveling outside of the New River or Roanoke Valley can affect appointment times.

[epq-quote align=”align-left”]According to an email sent to RU students, appointments at the Speech-Language Hearing Clinic last for about 10 minutes and serve as a “shortened form of an evaluation,” according to an email sent to RU students.[/epq-quote]

According to an email sent to RU students, appointments at the Speech-Language Hearing Clinic last for about 10 minutes and serve as a “shortened form of an evaluation,” according to an email sent to RU students.

“[Tests] can determine the potential presence of hearing loss, they do not quantify the severity of any hearing impairment,” said the Speech-Language Hearing Clinic in their email.

These hearing screenings also support student clinicians in completing mandatory hours as a part of their future licensure in speech-language pathology.

Appointments can be scheduled by contacting the audiology clinic at 540-831-7166. More information is also available at that number.