Category: Research

New Community Members of the Team

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A big welcome to the newest members of the Hear Here Alabama team. We’re beginning to hire new members, both community health workers and audiologists. Recently, we made a trip to Livingston, AL to get some photos of Ms. Johnnie Sanders, our Community Health Coordinator, and two Community Health Advisors, Ms. Debra Clark and Ms. Loretta Henderson. Really excited to have them part of the project and really looking forward to have them work with us.   Ms. Johnnie Sanders, […]

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We’re still here and doing fine – pretty well, actually…

It’s been almost a year since our last post. As you are all aware, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on all of our lives, affecting our in-person interactions. Dottie hasn’t been on the road seeing people but she has been taking spins each week just to keep her engine running smoothly. We typically take a run down to Fosters to keep her purring – maybe you’ve even seen her travelling down McFarland and out to I-65, heading west? At […]

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American Auditory Society Meeting – We’re There!

Since the summer, we’ve been doing a number of needs assessment discussions with both adults who have hearing loss and community stakeholders in West Central and South Alabama. We’ve put all of our data together and created this poster for the American Auditory Society Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ.  This meeting happens every year at this time and it’s always a great venue to showcase work that we and other researchers have been doing within the past year or so. American […]

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A Brand New Semester…A Brand New Group of Students

The beginning of the fall semester is full of hope. Hope for working together with new friends and colleagues. Hope for helping others with hearing loss in rural communities. And, hope for enjoying ourselves along the way. Oh, how we are looking forward to it! Pictured here are the students for the fall semester. They are (from left to right), Madison Clary, Adrienne Crawford, Emily Forsythe, Emma Brown, Marissa Schubert, Caroline Yuk, Grace Anne Lake and Harper Blount. The two […]

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Every time we land in Camden, AL we have a great day.  Today was no exception.  The people of that small but vibrant little town always come out to get their hearing tested or screened.  And, today we also met Chad Kent, one of the Public Health Area Administrators for Wilcox County.  Thanks, Chad, for supporting our cause!

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Fall Testing Schedule Set!

You will see us out and about on the following dates/places: Friday September 15, 2017:  Speech and Hearing Center in Tuscaloosa Wednesday September 20, 2017: Focus on Seniors Health Fair in Tuscaloosa Friday September 22, 2017: Theo Ratliff Activity Center in Demopolis Friday September 29, 2017: Wilcox County Public Health Department in Camden Wednesday October 4, 2017: UA Employee Health and Wellness Fair in Tuscaloosa Friday October 6, 2017: Perry County Public Health Department in Marion Friday October 13, 2017: […]

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Research Study Begins!

On Friday December 2 we will begin to collect data for our ongoing rural hearing health study.  See below for our advertisement and to learn how to participate. Adult volunteers (18 years or older) needed for a hearing study conducted by the Department of Communicative Disorders at the University of Alabama.  Testing will take place on Friday December 2 from 10:30 to 2:30 at the Wilcox County Public Health Department.  Testing will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.  A $5 […]

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