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Loyola audiologists team up with Chicago Bears to provide hearing screenings

MAYWOOD, Ill. (Aug. 14, 2014) – Loyola University Medical Center audiologists recently teamed up with the Chicago Bears to provide hearing screenings to 88 disadvantaged children and their parents.

The Loyola audiologists were members of the EarQ team, which also included audiologists from other centers. In addition to offering free screenings, the audiologists answered questions about hearing health and advanced hearing technology. The EarQ team screened 193 people, including 88 who were screened by Loyola audiologists.

The audiologists performed screenings during a back-to-school health fair held July 26 at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, home of the Bears’ training camp. The health fair was sponsored by Bears Care, the Chicago Bears’ charitable organization.

The Loyola audiology volunteers were Stefanie Allen, MS; Candace Blank, AuD; Ginger Dunsmore, MA; Melissa Welch, AuD; Paige Formsma, AuD; Adriana Russ, AuD, and audiology doctoral students Rebecca Rajasekhar, BS, and Megan Wernsman, MA.

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

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