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WCA Hospital Public Relations & Marketing Department
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WCA Holds Free Screenings in May
Better Hearing and Speech Month


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From left, Melanie Daniels, Speech-Language Pathologist, J.A., CCC-SLP; pediatric patient, Noah Langworthy; Robert Piede, MA, CCC-A, WCA Hospital Director of Speech and Hearing conduct a diagnostic audiological assessment on Noah. WCA Speech and Hearing team will hold free speech, hearing and swallowing screenings on May 18, by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 664-8194.

Jamestown, New York (Monday, May 2, 2016)- In recognition of Better Hearing And Speech Month in May, The WCA Center For Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Speech and Hearing team will offer free speech, hearing and swallowing screenings by appointment only on May 18. The trained professionals at WCA Hospital will offer the free screenings to the public for those who are 2 years of age and older.

Area residents are asked to contact the WCA Hospital Speech and Hearing Department at (716) 664-8194 to schedule an appointment. Limited spaces; call today!

Since 1927, May has been designated Better Hearing And Speech Month-Helping People Communicate, a time to raise public awareness of speech, hearing, and language disorders that affect millions of Americans. “Periodic hearing testing should be a part of everyone’s health program,” said Robert Piede, MA, CCC-A, WCA Hospital Director of Speech and Hearing. “Our screenings are an effective way to identify hearing problems and offer advice on the next steps to improve communication.”

The Speech and Hearing Department at WCA is staffed by Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists licensed by the State of New York and Certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. The Department is an approved New York State Department of Health Diagnostic and Treatment Center for patients with communication disorders.

For more information on WCA Hospital Speech and Hearing Department, visit www.wcahospital.org.

 
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