Second free Herndon Clinic screening to be offered in Ulysses

HAYS, Kan. - The second free hearing screening of the semester to be held in western Kansas by Fort Hays State University graduate students will be offered in Ulysses.

The screening will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Grant County Senior Center, 117 E. Grant, Ulysses.

"The first hearing screening this year was held in St. Francis with several community members participating in the free event," said Marcy Beougher, speech-language pathologist and an instructor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

The Ulysses screening, sponsored by Ulysses Masonic Lodge No. 435, will be provided by graduate students from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the FHSU Herndon Clinic.

Appointments may be scheduled ahead of time, but walk-ins will be welcomed on a first-come, first-served basis. Each site will have four stations, with each screening lasting approximately 15-20 minutes. Results and follow-up information will also be provided.

"The FHSU Herndon Clinic in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is very fortunate to have recently received a $250,000 grant from the Kansas Masons to support adult speech, language and hearing services in western Kansas," said Beougher.

Screenings are provided by FHSU graduate students. Beougher will organize the screenings, assisted by CSD graduate assistant Coulter Kane, Hays.

"We are very thankful to the Kansas Masons for this opportunity to bring a much-needed service to people in western Kansas and provide excellent and required clinical experience for our FHSU graduate students," said Beougher.

"We hope that people in these communities will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to receive a free hearing screening made possible by the Kansas Masons," she said.

To schedule an appointment for the Ulysses screening, contact Derik Hockett of Ulysses Masonic Lodge No. 435 at 620-353-9927 or

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

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