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Free Hearing Tests
March 24, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
One event on March 30, 2018 at 10:00am
Hearing is one of the most important senses for learning and education. Each year, many children suffer from undetected temporary and permanent hearing loss. The consequences of having hearing loss include speech and language delays, lower academic achievement, emotional distress, frustration, and fatigue because one is unable to hear clearly. The good news is that the negative effects of hearing loss can be reduced and minimized with early detection and early intervention.
Doctor of Audiology students and faculty at Northern Illinois University are conducting a research study to examine and compare the hearing status of children in the United States and in several countries in Asia and South America. They will offer FREE hearing tests to children ages 0 to 18 years at the DeKalb Public Library. Accompanying family members are also welcome. All tests are non-invasive and follow standard hearing procedures offered in hearing clinics around the world. Please come by for a free hearing test. Your participation in the research study is voluntary.