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NMSU celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month

To celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month, the New Mexico State University College of Education's Communication Disorders Program will offer free hearing evaluations from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, April 25, at the Edgar R. Garrett Speech and Hearing Center.

Students in the program also will have a table on the international mall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day to promote May as Better Hearing and Speech Month. Those who stop by the information table can learn about the services provided by the Edgar R. Garrett Speech and Hearing Center and pizzas will be raffled every 30 minutes throughout the day.

This year the communications disorders students are being supported by members of the NMSU chapter of the Delta Zeta sorority. Nationally, the sorority supports programs related to speech and hearing, including the Starkey Hearing Foundation program to provide hearing aids for children.

Amanda Villa, philanthropy chair for the NMSU chapter of Delta Zeta, said that they are excited to support the NMSU program and they will encourage everyone to get a hearing screening.

Since 1927, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has celebrated Better Hearing and Speech Month each May to raise public awareness of speech and language disorders that affect 14 million Americans. Speech and language disorders can take many forms and can limit academic achievement, social adjustment and career advancement.

For more information, call the Edgar R. Garrett Speech and Hearing Center at 575-646-3906.