on April 26, 2016 10:53 AM
Quota recently worked with students to label earplugs for distribution at noisy events in Indiana County. Betsy Lauber, Quota Speech and Hearing Committee member, right, is pictured with IUP National Student Speech, Language and Hearing Association students, from left, Brianna Alpaugh, vice president; Maddie Nissel, president; Katlyn Plotzer, treasurer; Erin Campbell, secretary; and Leah Canderan, public relations. (Jamie Empfield/Gazette photo)
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Quota International of Indiana, Pa. Inc. is working with Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s National Student Speech, Language and Hearing Association students to label earplugs for distribution at “noisy events” in Indiana County. More than 40 students out of the 80 members of the group volunteered to work with Quotarians to label 10,000 earplugs for free distribution.
The project is part of Quota’s hearing conservation campaign, which was launched in September 2011. May is also Better Hearing and Speech Month according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Over the past five years, Quota has distributed more than 35,000 earplugs at events such as the annual tractor pulls held during the Indiana County Fair, the annual demolition derby, several concerts and, most recently, at the annual Fourth of July fireworks.
“We are soliciting requests from organizers of ‘noisy events’ where earplugs would be welcomed by spectators,” Judy Doles, Quota Speech and Hearing Committee chairwoman, said.
One of Quota’s primary missions is to serve deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals and to bring awareness about hearing conservation.
Contact Doles at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about Quota distributing earplugs at an event.
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