Hearing Clinic Planned for R.M. of Cupar, #218 Ratepayers
What animal found on the farm is loud enough to damage your hearing? Are earmuffs more effective than earplugs? Do you know how to prevent noise-induced hearing loss?
To offer answers to those questions and much more information, appointments can be made for a Hearing Clinic for Farmers which is being held for the ratepayers of the R.M. of Cupar #218 on Tuesday February 10th, 2015 from 9:30am-4:00pm at the RM office in Cupar, Sk.
The clinic will include a visual inspection of the ear canal and ear drum and a hearing screening with explanation of those results. Participants will be shown how to insert earplugs and will receive information to take home. When necessary, referrals are made to the appropriate agency. Hearing aids are not sold at the clinic.
“On the farm, there are many noises including those from augers, tractors, shotguns and squealing hogs at feeding time that can damage your hearing”, says Kendra Ulmer, Nurse and Program Coordinator for the Agricultural Health and Safety Network, at the Canadian Centre For Health and Safety in Agriculture, University of Saskatchewan.
The clinic is being offered to RM #218 ratepayers because they are members of the Agricultural Health and Safety Network and is co-sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture and Saskatchewan Agriculture.
To make an appointment contact Nikki at (306) 723-4726