Northside Supports New Audiometers for Cherokee Schools

Posted on: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

 

Northside Hospital-Cherokee, a Partner In Education with the Cherokee County School District, recently gave the school system a donation for the purchase of two new audiometers.  The instruments are used to conduct annual student hearing assessments for students in grades 1, 3 and 6.  Last year, approximately 7,800 students in Cherokee County were screened for possible hearing abnormalities.  Hearing deficiencies were detected in more than 200 students, who were referred for follow-up services.

“The new audiometers are an upgrade from what we have used in the past; they will provide dependable screening results and will guarantee access to high quality equipment to perform the screenings on such a large number of students,” said Gwen Chambers, one of Cherokee County School District’s lead school nurses.  “Having these audiometers is reassuring that we can continue screening students district wide.”

“Northside Hospital-Cherokee is committed to the health and well-being of the students in our community,” said Billy Hayes, CEO, Northside Hospital-Cherokee.  “The earlier a potential hearing problem can be detected, the earlier that child can receive support.”

Northside Hospital’s Partners In Education program sponsors nearly 100 schools in seven north metro Atlanta counties including Cherokee, Cobb, Dawson, DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton and Gwinnett.  The hospital’s commitment to schools reflects Northside’s mission and values and its continued efforts to support women, families, education, and health and safety. 

Read more information about Northside’s commitment to schools.

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