Special Olympics Healthy Hearing
Special Olympics is the largest global public health organization dedicated to serving individuals with intellectual disabilities, providing free health screenings and health information to Special Olympics athletes at local, regional, and world games. Volunteers at Special Olympics Healthy Hearing (SOHH) events perform hearing screenings on the Special Olympics athletes, educate the athletes about their hearing, and make medical referrals when appropriate. The intention of the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) is to promote Special Olympics Healthy Hearing (SOHH) and encourage SAA chapters to connect with the Healthy Hearing Clinical Directors in their states. SAA chapters are able to volunteer their time and expertise before and during SOHH events, and provide support for SOHH services to Special Olympics athletes.
To ensure that these remarkable athletes receive the best audiological care, the SAA encourages students across the country to connect with the Healthy Hearing Clinical Directors. Don’t have a Clinical Director in your state? Need more information on available resources? Check out the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Resources Web page to access news, forms, and items to help you get involved. Together, students and volunteer professionals can make a difference in these athletes' lives!
Please contact SAA Humanitarian Committee Chair, Nicole Jordan with any questions and feel free to download and distribute the following information to your colleagues, audiology supervisors, and faculty!
Clinical Director Role
SOHH Healthy Hearing Manual
SOHH SONA Contacts