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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Although we really weren’t that busy today in Selma, we accomplished a lot! Our new students, Millie Threadgill (center) and Grace Anne Lake (left) learned all about consenting study participants and how to administer the tests and questionnaires. All in all another great day on the truck!
Dusty McDanal, the Mayor of Pine Hill, came by for a hearing assessment today. Always great to see him in the lovely town of Pine Hill. He very generously lets us park in the Pine Hill Town Hall parking lot while we are there. He’s shown here with one of our fabulous students, Reagan Sandoz. Always a treat to have her on the bus.
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!
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: […]
We had a great day on Friday August 4th in Pine Hill, AL. Lots of people came to get their hearing tested and to participate in our research project. It might be a small town (population 975) but it’s got lots of heart! We loved meeting everyone and look forward to our next visit! Info about Pine Hill, AL
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 […]