Sixth, final free Herndon Clinic screening from Fort Hays State to be provided in Goodland

HAYS, Kan. -- The last of six free hearing screenings to be held across western Kansas by Fort Hays State University graduate students will be offered in Goodland.

The screening will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 7, at the Goodland Masonic Lodge No. 321, 519 Center Street. No appointment is necessary. Screenings will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Screenings, sponsored by the Kansas Masons, are provided by graduate students from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the FHSU Herndon Clinic.

"The FHSU Herndon Clinic in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is very fortunate to have recently received a grant from the Kansas Masons to support adult speech, language and hearing services in western Kansas," said Marcy Beougher, speech-language pathologist and an instructor in the department.

Each site will have four stations, each station with an FHSU graduate student providing screenings, supervised by Beougher. Screenings will take approximately 15-20 minutes.

"During the previous 5 screenings, we have provided for a total of nearly 200 people, and we hope to take the total past 200 at the Goodland screening," said Beougher.

"These hearing screenings provide an important service to the public and valuable clinical training for our FHSU graduate students," she said.

Beougher and Kori Haberman, a departmental graduate assistant, organized the screenings.

"The generous grant from the Kansas Masons allows us to continue the free hearing screening program, and we will soon begin to set dates and screening sites in more western Kansas communities for the 2017-18 academic year," said Beougher.

For more information, visit or contact the FHSU Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at 785-628-5366.

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