About two hundred and forty three final year students of Abakrampa Senior High School in Abura/ Asebu/Kwamankese District of the Central Region have benefited from free ear screening by a team of audiologists from the University of Education, Winneba (UEW).
The team led by Dr. Samuel K. Hayford, the Acting Head of the Department of Special Education at the University, took the students through general assessment, diagnostic, wax removing and ear washing.
Speaking to the Media, Dr. Samuel K. Hayford said, the test was to guarantee the efficacy of the specialized facility donated to the University by the Rotary Club of llanelli, Wales, UK and of Accra-Labone, Ghana to serve the Central and Western Regions.
Dr. Hayford said, the Mobile Audiology Clinic (HARK) will help the Audiologists from the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) to scientifically assess the hearing capability of students or the communities they visit. This would enable the University of Education, Winneba make a recommendation to the appropriate authority to assist them establish various assessment and rehabilitation centers across the country to provide for those with ear problems.
"The maintenance of the Mobile Audiology Clinic (HARK) is expensive. The University alone cannot sustain the cost, so we need public cooperation and support to enable the Department of Special Education of this great University serve the Central and Western Regions" Dr. Hayford said.
He called on Ghanaians particularly students to seek professional advice when they suffer any curious pains in their ears or challenges in hearing.