Video: MUW Hosting Hearing and Speech Screenings

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – With school scheduled to begin in just days, audiologists at MUW want to make sure students can hear their teachers.

The MUW Speech and Hearing Center offered free hearing screenings today to children between the ages of 3 and 18.

Carrie Smith says they want to make sure the students are hearing within a normal level for the speech frequency.

We always want to be sure that children are hearing within normal limits especially in a classroom setting so that we know that they are hearing the teacher as well as they can, that environmental noises are not impeding, the classroom acoustics aren’t impeding their learning environment.”

This is the first time in nearly 10 years that the MUW Hearing and Speech Center has offered the free screenings.

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