UAMS Offers Free Hearing Screenings

By Jon Parham

Screenings will be offered from 9-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. in the clinic on the third floor of the UAMS Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, 501 Jack Stephens Drive. Only a limited number of screenings are available. Call 501-686-5940 for an appointment.

Reasons to have a hearing screening can include difficulty hearing in groups or noisy situations; difficulty hearing female or children’s voices; difficulty hearing on the telephone; and a family history of hearing loss. A screening also is recommended if you feel like people mumble or fail to speak clearly or that you can hear but do not understand a conversation.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 540,000-square-foot hospital; six institutes; and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,775 students and 748 medical residents. Its institutes are the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or