Out of Hospital (OOH) Hearing Clinics
Many Amish and Mennonite families in remote areas of Wisconsin do not have access to newborn hearing screenings and other hearing health care due to many barriers including access to health care, language, financial considerations, transportation and more. To address this issue, faculty and students from the Au.D. (audiology program) have established Out of Hospital (OOH) hearing clinics in homes and community buildings in remote areas of Wisconsin. The purpose of the OOH clinics is to provide free newborn hearing screenings and other necessary diagnostic audiology services. Attitudes toward hearing loss, newborn hearing screenings, and who is receiving and not receiving audiological services are also being explored through surveys.