UWSHC audiologists and Au.D. students are passionate about healthy hearing habits! They have made it their mission to teach people how to have fun AND protect their hearing at noisy events. The group travels to urban and rural settings across Wisconsin. This hearing conservation outreach includes handing out earplugs and concerts, giving talks about health hearing habits to community groups, and even traveling to motosports events such as a tractor pull! UWSHC audiology also works with local music venues to protect the hearing of employees and concert-goers.
UWSHC audiology has handed out over 13,000 pairs of earplugs in recent years. Audiologists and Au.D. students use this outreach as an opportunity to talk with people of all ages about protecting their hearing across all noisy settings.
For more information and to enjoy some of the media attention given to this special initiative, check out:
UW Madison Campus Media
This initiative has been featured in several campus and alumni publications, including a video feature on Big Ten Network.
State & National Publications
The UW Audiology tractor pull outreach has received media attention from state and nation-wide publications.
Seminars & Presentations
Clinical faculty and students from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders travel throughout the community to raise awareness.
By extending hearing healthcare beyond the walls of the traditional audiology clinic, an audiology outreach program demonstrates genuine professional care about the well-being of individuals throughout the state.