Speech and Hearing Month: Free Screenings on May 12thPocatello, ID —Hearing loss currently affects more than 36 million Americans today. Although hearing problems are commonly associated with the normal aging process, more than half of all hearing-impaired persons are younger than 65. With the increased use of personal music players (MP3s) and earbuds, the number of Americans experiencing hearing loss at a younger age is growing. In an effort to raise public awareness for the growing number of Americans suffering from hearing loss and speech and language issues, Portneuf Ear, Nose, and Throat in conjunction with Portneuf Speech Therapy are celebrating Better Hearing and Speech Month during the month of May. As part of Better Hearing and Speech Month, we encourage consumers to be more aware of their hearing and speech health. To serve our community, we are offering free speech, language and hearing screenings on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 8am – 1pm in the Bannock Creek Conference Room at Portneuf Medical Center. On this Friday, walk-ins are welcome. For more information, contact Portneuf Therapy Center (208) 239-1490 or Portneuf ENT 208-239-1960. While May 12th is set aside specifically for walk-in free screenings, Portneuf Medical Center’s therapy services department will be offering free speech, language, voice, and hearing screenings for the Southeastern Idaho community at the Portneuf Therapy Center, located at 500 South 11th St, Suite 402, throughout the month of May. We can do hearing screenings on individuals age 2 ½ years old and up and voice, speech and language testing on individuals 12 months of age and older. Testing during the month of May is by appointment only, please call 208-239-1490 to schedule. Our team of trained professionals in therapy services and audiology can help determine the best treatment while using a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach.
# # #Note: Portneuf Medical Center is a regional referral hospital for southern and eastern Idaho and western Wyoming. From our Cancer Center and Level II NICU to our cardiology care and Level II Trauma Center, our dedicated doctors, nurses and staff stand ready to help families in the region.