Listen Up UW is the UW Madison Doctor of Audiology program’s community outreach on healthy hearing practices in Wisconsin and beyond! Our volunteers have made it their mission to teach others how to protect their hearing while they have fun at loud events. They hand out earplugs at concerts, auto races, and tractor pulls. Volunteers also talk with people of all ages at health fairs, meetings, and science fairs.
Listen Up UW has handed out over 15,000 pairs of earplugs in recent years. That equates to 30,000 ears protected from damage!
It’s a noisy world. Protect your hearing!
Are you interested in having Listen Up UW outreach to your event or organization? Submit an outreach request. We will review all submissions and determine whether the outreach is possible based on availability of volunteers and resources.
Listen Up UW Around the Community!
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.