CD Faculty, Staff Offer Free Hearing Exams with “Hear Here Alabama” truck

The University of Alabama’s department of communicative disorders provided free hearing screenings to students, faculty, and staff on Oct. 13.

From 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., the Hear Here Alabama truck was parked behind Gorgas Library. Dr. Marcia Hay-McCutcheon, an auditory expert at UA and associate professor of communicative disorders, said that each screening lasted about 30 seconds.

“We put headphones on the person being tested and ask them to push the button when they hear the sound,” Hay-McCutcheon said. “We screen both the left and the right ear for hearing loss.

“If we find that there’s a hearing loss we recommend that they go get their hearing evaluated further.”

Hay-McCutcheon said UA students can also come to the Speech and Hearing Center at 700 University Blvd. E. on campus for a discounted hearing evaluation.