Illinois (IL)

FREE hearing screening sponsored by Hardscrabble Lions Club of Streator at Streator Family YMCA in Streator, Illinois [#HearingScreening #Streator #StreatorIllinois]

[October 16, 2019]

Hardscrabble Lions Club of Streator will sponsor a FREE hearing screening from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Streator Family YMCA, 710 Oakley Ave., during the annual Senior Expo.

Hearing loss is among the most common chronic disabilities in the United States, occurring nearly 4 times as often as blindness.

There are nearly 720,000 hearing impaired persons in Illinois alone. Of these, 106,000 are deaf; 26,000 people were deaf before the age of 19.

“Since protection of our hearing is so important, we hope that the people of our community will take full advantage of the FREE hearing screenings. The screening takes but a few minutes and persons who fail the screening are referred to hearing professionals for further evaluation and treatment.”
– Mary Sullivan, Lions Club hearing chairwoman

The Mobile Hearing Screening activity is conducted through the Lions of Illinois Foundation and is funded primarily from Candy Day, which takes place statewide the second Friday of each October.

For more information about the screening, call Karen Ranger 815-252-2091.

Lions Clubs offer FREE hearing, eye screenings Oct. 16