Undergraduate Students Provide Hearing Screenings at Local Elementary Schools
On September 28, 2017, 11 volunteers from the UF chapter of NSSLHA (The National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association) provided screened hearing for children at Wiles Elementary School. Volunteers tested hearing for a variety of students, from Kindergarten, First Grade, and ESE classes. NSSLHA has seven more hearing screening events planned for this semester at various Alachua County elementary schools. The group will send up to 19 volunteers to each school. Hearing Awareness Chairs, Kailey Introcaso and Kathryn McAllister, had this to say about the first week of screenings, “The first two events were a success! Many of our members enjoyed interacting with the young kids, and, for those who are Juniors, they had the awesome experience of learning how to use the hearing test equipment. This is a great opportunity to get exposed to one of the environments we could be working in in the future!” NSSLHA hopes to continue volunteering with Alachua County Public School Hearing Screenings in the future.