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Free Hearing Screenings at Easter Seals
Adults are invited to free hearing screenings as part of an open house of the new Elgin location of Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region from 4 - 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at The Jayne Shover Center, 799 S. McLean Blvd., Elgin. The screenings will occur on a first come first served basis.
Because hearing loss in adults generally will decrease gradually over the course of many years, it can be difficult for a person to recognize the communication problems they are experiencing as what they really are - hearing loss.
“In order to identify an early decrease in hearing, adults should have their hearing screened every 10 years through age 50, and then every three years thereafter,” said Deborah Smith, M.S., FAAA, audiologist. “A simple 10 minute free hearing screening is an easy way to check for early hearing loss in adults.”
Easter Seals has experienced and qualified adult and pediatric audiologists who serve all family members from newborns needing follow-up hearing testing, to older adults who have gradually lost their hearing and are now in need of hearing aids. Audiology services are provided at both the Villa Park and Elgin locations of Easter Seals.
“We are happy to invite adults to have their hearing screened at no cost,” said Theresa Forthofer, president and CEO, Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region. “At the same time, people can have a look at our new space. We’re very proud of it.”
The open house will include guided tours, hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and an activity center called the Kid Zone for family-friendly activities.
The new Elgin location features a new bilingual social work program, the first at Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region. Also, the Elgin location has increased space – 7,200 sq ft.; a more open design with spacious halls; warm, natural light; and larger therapy rooms. All improvements create a warm and welcoming ambiance.
Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region has three locations: Elgin, Villa Park and Naperville. It serves nearly 3,200 infants, children, and adults with therapy and audiology services each year. Its mission is to enable infants, children, and adults with disabilities to achieve maximum independence and to provide support for the families who love and care for them.
If people are unable to come to the open house hearing screenings, they can call 847-742-3264 to schedule an appointment for a free hearing screening at a later date.
The open house is free and open to the public. For more information about the event, call Jill Garrett, project manager, at 630-261-6190, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to: http://www.eastersealsdfvr.org.