The Auburn University Speech and Hearing Clinic offers screening tests for the public free of charge each semester. This activity is sponsored by the AU chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) and the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA).
- There is no age restriction; however, children under the age of 19 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Individuals participating in the NSSLHA/SAA activity can be screened for hearing, speech (articulation, fluency, and voice) and language (expressive and receptive) abilities.
- The hearing screening tests are provided by nationally certified and state licensed audiologists and Doctor of Audiology graduate students.
- The speech and language screening tests are provided by nationally certified and state licensed speech/language pathologists and graduate students.
Contact the AU Speech and Hearing Clinic at (334) 844-9600 for the next scheduled NSSLHA community screening.
Audiological assessments include otoscopy, pure tone audiometry, speech audiometry, tympanometry, middle ear muscle reflex testing, otoacoustic emissions testing, auditory evoked potentials, auditory processing evaluations, and balance assessment.
Auditory and balance treatment include hearing instrument evaluation and selection, hearing device dispensing and verification, hearing assistive technology, auditory rehabilitation, hearing conservation, balance treatment, and fall prevention.
According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), approximately 153 (37 million) of adults have some degree of hearing loss. The incidence of hearing loss increases as a person ages (503 of adults 75 years and older have hearing loss). The NIDCD estimates that approximately 26 million Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 have some degree of high frequency hearing loss due to noise exposure from work or recreational activities. Two to three of every 1000 children born in the United States have a detectable level of hearing loss in one or both ears.
Last Updated: April 27, 2016