Who can apply?
Audiologists, Speech Pathologists, ENT Specialists, Medical Doctors and students of these fields are eligible to assist with Healthy Hearing screenings.
Healthy Hearing provides hearing examinations and follow-up recommendations to Special Olympics athletes and people with intellectual disabilities. The objective of the screenings is to inform the athletes, their parents, their coaches or caregivers about the detection of possible ear and hearing problems and to recommend follow-up as needed. Through the screening process athletes are educated about the importance of regular ear and hearing screenings. The Healthy Hearing program also offers health care professionals and students in health care the opportunity to work with people with intellectual disabilities in an effort to improve their practical skills in working with this population.