NIU’s Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is offering selected audiology services through July, including curbside or dropoff hearing aid repair.
Drop-offs are available from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.
For both services, patients should put their devices in a sealable plastic baggie with their name and phone number. There is a drop-off bin at the front door and a doorbell to alert the staff.
Patients are asked to then return to their vehicle (audiologists will not be available for in-person consultation at this time). They will be contacted for pickup (typically the same day for curbside, one to two days for drop-offs). All devices/baggies will be disinfected prior to return.
The clinic also will be taking requests for in-person appointments for device reprogramming or fit problems, to begin in mid-July. Diagnostic appointments scheduling will follow. Call 815-753-1481 to request services.
All patients will be screened both on the telephone and at check-in for appointments, following Centers for Disease Control and Illinois Department of Public Health recommendations for COVID-19 prevention. All staff and clinicians are also screened daily and wear appropriate protective equipment while in contact with your devices. All clinic visitors will be required to wear a mask.
Source: The Daily Chronicle