University of Vermont

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Eleanor M. Luse Center for Communication to Hold Free Hearing Screenings Monday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 14

Elizabeth Adams
Elizabeth Adams, audiologist and clinical associate professor in UVM’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, holds a digital hearing aid. (Photo: Sally McCay)

A new generation of digital hearing aids bears little resemblance to its bulky, squawky predecessors.

The new hearing aids are not only much less visible than the older analog variety, they can be programmed for each user’s individual hearing needs and are able to dynamically adapt their settings to different sound environments throughout the day. 

The new technology and the growing prevalence of hearing loss as America’s population ages are erasing age old stigmas associated with hearing aids.

The Eleanor M. Luse Center for Communication will hold free hearing screenings on Monday, March 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, March 14 from 9 a.m. to noon. Hearing screenings will be conducted in a sound-treated booth by students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department, supervised by clinical faculty who are licensed audiologists. Results and preliminary recommendations will be shared during the screening session. 

For an appointment, call (802) 656-3861. The free screenings are available to those aged seven and older.

The Eleanor M. Luse Center for Communication is located in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department in Pomeroy Hall at 489 Main Street. Parking is available in the adjoining lot.