AT Still University Hosts Third Annual Education and Recreation (EAR) Day
With the help of a Humanitarian, Education, & Awareness Resources (HEAR) Chapter Grant, the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) Chapter at AT Still University was able to host their third annual Education and Recreation (EAR) Day. The day started with activities available to all age groups divided into five stations: a carnival area, laser tag, relay race, human hungry hippo, and minute to win it. Staying true to the name of the event, the program weaved recreation with education by adding 5-minute presentations of information ranging from hearing aids to the structures of the auditory system at the beginning of each station. During this time, parents attended educational sessions that included meeting members from different programs that support the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community. The children were then split up by age groups where the younger kids attended arts and crafts sessions while the older kids participated in a game of jeopardy that included current events and facts about hearing. When the day started to wind down, the chapter arranged a panel of young adults to speak about the obstacles they faced and overcame while growing up with hearing loss. Aarshee Talwar, current SAA Advocacy Committee member and local SAA chapter member of AT Still University commented that, "Overall, we received positive reviews from both parents and kids that attended [EAR Day]. I would like to thank [the] national SAA and the AAA Foundation for accepting our application for the Fall 2016 HEAR Chapter Grant. The day turned out to be a huge success for our chapter as well as the community."
The SAA HEAR Chapter Grants are generously underwritten by Starkey Hearing Technologies.