Winneshiek Medical Center Audiology is celebrating Better Speech and Hearing Month by providing free hearing screenings throughout the month of May.
The screenings will take place from 8 a.m. to noon May 2 at Mabel Clinic in Mabel, Minnesota.; from 8 a.m. to noon May 9 at Ossian Clinic in Ossian; and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 16 at Winneshiek Medical Center Decorah Clinic.
The screenings are for individuals 5 years old or older who are not being treated for hearing loss. The tests take a few minutes and the results are available soon after.
“Early detection of hearing loss is critical to preserving quality of life," Cynthia See, Mayo Clinic Health System audiologist at Winneshiek Medical Center Decorah Clinic, said in a press release. "We encourage anyone who has trouble hearing conversations in noisy environments, is unable to hear people talk without looking at them, or has a constant ringing or pain in the ears, to consider making an appointment for this free screening. It's worth the effort to take advantage of these free screenings.”
To schedule an appointment for any of the locations, call 563-382-2911.