Mobile hearing screenings
CHC’s Mobile Hearing Test Unit takes to the streets of NYC to promote hearing health and wellness through hearing loss detection, prevention, conservation, and education. Over 250,000 infants, children and adults have had a hearing screening aboard our hearing van. We invite you to learn more and see if it could be of help to your community, school or company.
Bringing healthy hearing to your community
CHC’s Mobile Hearing Test Unit is available to provide hearing screenings at companies, schools, senior centers, or community health fairs throughout New York City. The unit comes equipped with a CHC licensed audiologist who can conduct up to 85 screenings in a typical 6-hour day. About the size of a city bus, the Mobile Unit is completely self-contained and includes a state-of-the-art, sound-proof testing booth as well as wheelchair lift and a waiting room that holds up to four people.
CHC’s Mobile Unit is available at a fee for organizations interested in offering hearing screenings for any number of purposes:
- Companies from many different industries provide free screenings to their employees as part of their overall health and wellness plan. Healthy hearing helps improve communication within an organization and increase productivity.
- Industrial screenings are often provided by companies whose employees may be exposed to noise and at risk for hearing problems. CHC’s Mobile Unit can visit a company and not only conduct hearing screenings but also fit employees with custom hearing protection. Hearing screenings can be implemented to meet OSHA guidelines.
- Private schools use the Mobile Unit to provide hearing screenings for their students. It’s important to detect hearing loss in school-age children because even a very mild hearing loss, left untreated, can negatively impact a child’s academic performance.
- Cause marketing is another way that companies and brands utilize the mobile unit. By bringing hearing health care to public spaces in New York City, brands bring a valuable service to local communities and demonstrate their commitment to improving the lives and wellness of New Yorkers.
- Community health fairs are an opportunity to bring hearing health care to senior centers, schools, churches, and local communities, especially those in underserved neighborhoods.
- Individuals and foundations often become a sponsor of the Mobile Unit so that they can bring hearing health care to individuals who might not otherwise receive the care.
Should you be interested in providing hearing healthcare to the constituents of your community, school or company, call us at 917-305-7751 to learn more. Or you can send an email inquiry using the link below.
Project PATH (Preschool Access to Hearing)
The five boroughs of New York City are the only part of the state where public school children do not receive hearing screenings in school. The city was exempted from this mandatory public health benefit in 2009 on faulty logic.
Unfortunately, childhood hearing loss is not rare, and left undiagnosed, its impacts on learning and even life trajectory are devastating.
CHC developed Project P.A.T.H. (Preschool Access to Hearing) to provide the missing hearing screening, referrals, and bi-lingual support materials that thousands of New York City preschoolers and their families would never otherwise receive. Philanthropic giving keeps this program visiting nursery schools and Head Start Centers in disadvantaged neighborhoods as often as possible.
For more info about Project PATH, call us at 917-305-7751 or use the link below to send an email inquiry.
CHC thanks the following foundations for their generous support of Project P.A.T.H.: Anonymous, The Charles and Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation, The Filomen M. D’Agostino Foundation, The Durst Family Foundation, The Edith Glick Shoolman Children’s Foundation, Foundation for Sight and Sound, Hasbro Children’s Foundation, The Hearst Foundations, The New York Community Trust, Richmond County Savings Foundation, New York Community Bank Foundation, TD Charitable Foundation, The Tow Foundation, and The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation.