Free Hearing Tests and Evaluations

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We are committed to providing resources for healthy hearing for residents of our community. Emerge’s Audiology department in Baton Rouge provides free hearing screenings and education through community outreach and off-site services, to encourage proactive hearing wellness. These services are available to schedule by calling (225) 343-4232.

Testing

mobile testing unit for community outreach screenings

Our Audiology Department has the capability to conduct no-cost hearing screenings to outlying parishes or in low socio-economic areas with limited access to hearing healthcare. We typically perform between 200-300 outreach screenings annually. We are able to facilitate hearing screenings at community health fairs, group homes, senior centers or nursing homes, businesses and community organizations, either in a quiet room or with our Mobile Testing Unit (MTU).

Screenings determine if hearing is in the normal range, or if a full hearing evaluation is necessary to determine the type and severity of loss. Hearing screenings are available for age 4 and older. (Children need to be able to raise their hand when they hear a beep to ensure accurate testing.) Our licensed staff can also counsel on hearing health and loss, hearing aid use and maintenance, and other issues during screening trips. If you’re interested in scheduling hearing screenings for your organization or event, please call us at (225) 343-4232.

Education

Hearing loss is 100% preventable, and 100% permanent. Our Audiologists provide educational presentations about the importance of healthy hearing to the community at no charge. For adults, these presentations can be made to businesses as safety meetings or continuing health education, to senior groups, associations, and community organizations. For children, our Audiology staff has designed a hearing conservation program, to teach children about the importance of protecting their ears. These presentations can be customized to address a variety of audiences and to fit a variety of schedules.