Ossian Clinic offers free hearing screening

Released: 06/09/16

Winneshiek Medical Center (WMC) Ossian Clinic will offer a free hearing screening on Tuesday, June 21 from 7:30 to 10am at the Ossian Clinic. The free screening is for adults and children age 5 and older who are not currently being treated for hearing issues.

Appointments are necessary and interested people should call WMC at 563-382-2911 to arrange a time.

According to the American Academy of Audiology, hearing loss currently affects more than 36 million Americans today. Although hearing problems are commonly associated with the normal aging process, more than half of all hearing-impaired persons are younger than 65. With the increased use of personal music players (MP3s) and ear buds, the number of Americans experiencing hearing loss at a younger age is growing.

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Cynthia See, Au.D.., Mayo Clinic Health System audiologist at Winneshiek Medical Center.

On average, most Americans consider hearing loss a condition that is simply associated with aging, and don’t know how to recognize the condition or who is qualified to diagnose and treat the condition. In an effort to raise public awareness for the growing number of people suffering from hearing loss, and as part of Better Speech and Hearing month education, Winneshiek Medical Center invites you to participate in this free hearing screening.

Learn more about WMC audiology services at www.winmedical.org/audiology or to make an appointment with Dr. See, call 563-382-2911 or visit us online at www.winmedical.org/make-an-appointment.

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