DOVER -- If you or somebody you live with frequently asks for things to be repeated or needs the television volume at a high level, there may be a hearing problem that should be checked. During Better Speech and Hearing Month in May, and the staff at Ohio Head and Neck Surgeons in Dover will offer free hearing screenings on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 10 and the morning of Wednesday, May 11.

This program is co-sponsored by the Union Hospital Department of Community Health and Wellness and will take place at the OH&N offices at 400 Medical Park Drive, Suite 103 on the campus of Union Hospital in Dover. Audiologist Laura Warner, MA, CCC-A, will conduct the screenings.

The free hearing screening is offered to people age 18 and older and who are not currently wearing hearing aids. The screening appointment will last about 30 minutes and include a brief health history, otoscopic exam to check ear canals for wax, and the hearing screening in the sound booth with earphones. Warner will review the screening results with each person and make recommendations for any needed followup.

While the screening test is free, space is limited and participants are asked to make an appointment in advance. Schedule a screening appointment by going to "Health Events" calendar and click on the May 10 or May 11 screening date. Appointments may also be made by phone by calling the UH Community Relations office at 330-602-0778.