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Healthy Hearing (Audiology)

Healthy Hearing, a discipline of Healthy Athletes, provides comprehensive hearing screenings, hearing aid maintenance and minor repairs, hearing aid fittings, and audiologic services, such as earwax removal, to Special Olympics athletes. The goals of Healthy Hearing screening are to detect possible ear and hearing problems, recommend medical and audiologic follow-up, promote the necessity of regular ear and hearing screenings, for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Through partnership with Starkey Cares, Special Olympics athletes can receive hearing aid fittings and follow-up care at the screening event or in their communities.

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  • HAS Form (webpage) The Healthy Athletes System (HAS) enables the electronic capture of screening data across the Healthy Athletes disciplines.
Legal Forms Equipment and Supply List 
Event Planning Materials Athlete and Caregiver Resources 
  • MyHealth MyHealth is an online hub for health education resources geared towards Special Olympics athletes and other people with intellectual disabilities that creates a fun online learning environment through visually engaging materials that allow users to learn more about their health at their own pace.
Virtual Healthy Hearing


  • Health Professional Training Special Olympics has developed training for healthcare providers on working with people with intellectual disabilities. These free e-learning courses are available online. This interactive learning experience arms healthcare providers with the knowledge and understanding of how to be more inclusive as it relates to health programming and services.
  • How to Speak with People with Disabilities (video) Whether you are in a health care or other professional environment or just having a personal conversation, consider these basic rules for communicating with a person with an intellectual disability. Download
  • Working with Special Olympics Athletes (PDF)