Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Check Out Your Hearing At The Library Next Week??

The library is usually the place to go to pick up a good book, do some research, meet a favorite author or perhaps join a reading group.

Next week you can have your hearing tested there as well.

Sponsored by the Center for Hearing & Speech, the “Hear Today, Hear Tomorrow!” event runs from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, September 24 at the St. Louis Public Library Central Branch, 1301 Olive Street. It features free hearing screenings for children and adults, plus a presentation followed by a question and answer session led by Dr. Rebecca Frazier, chief audiologist at the Center.  The event will take place in the library’s Training Room. 
“I’m excited to help educate the St. Louis City community about hearing loss, the prevention of hearing loss and overall ear health,” Dr. Frazier said. “We want people to know about the audiology clinic at the Grace Hill Murphy O’Fallon Health Center.” Open since July 2013, it’s located at 1717 Biddle Street in north St. Louis.  The clinic serves clients who can’t access services available at the Center’s main facility in Rock Hill. 
Dr. Frazier will talk about hearing health and maintenance; hearing loss; hearing aids; and financial assistance.  Participants are invited to ask questions both during and after her presentation. “I thrive on that (interaction),” she said.

The free hearing screenings are offered to the first 30 individuals who call and register at the Center for Hearing & Speech at 314-968-4710. 

Founded in 1920, the Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that last year provided approximately $1.5 million in audiology, speech therapy and school screening services to residents in the greater metropolitan St. Louis area and surrounding communities.  Since its inception, its goal is to provide quality of life to children and adults with hearing and speech deficits, regardless of one’s ability to pay.

The Center for Hearing & Speech is a proud member of the United Way, and receives a major portion of its funding from the agency.

For more information about the event, please call us at 314-968-4710, or log on to our website at

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