BU Hearing Center, Lion's Club Offer Hearing Aids To Local Community

Oct. 25, 2001

by Judy Long

Baylor University's Speech and Hearing Center and the Waco Lion's Club are renewing a partnership to offer hearing screening and hearing aids to low-income citizens in the local community. Testing, fitting and dispensing of reconditioned hearing aids will take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday on the second floor of Neill Morris Hall on the Baylor campus. The Waco Lion's Club pays for the hearing aids.

The Baylor Speech and Hearing Center recently added an audiologist, Carrie Caviness, to their staff, which enabled them to offer the program once again. "The program is more convenient than ever," Caviness said. "People used to come here for their screening, then go elsewhere to have the hearing aid fitted. Now the entire process is done in our center." Children through adults are welcome at the center.

To find out if you are eligible for the program, call the Waco Lion's Club at 776-5341 or Hope Richardson at the Area Agency on Aging at 752-3240. The Lion's Club also accepts used hearing aids to send to the manufacturer for refurbishing.

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