Acuity announced that it has donated $40,000 to HEAR Wisconsin in support of the group’s hearing conservation services. Acuity’s contribution helped fund Wisconsin’s first-ever nonprofit Mobile Audiology Clinic (MAC), which began operating July 13.
HEAR Wisconsin helps children and adults of all ages identify and manage hearing loss through patient-first care, advanced expertise, and leading technologies. By extending the accessibility of HEAR Wisconsin, the Mobile Audiology Clinic can now provide more people throughout the state with convenient, affordable, and quality hearing healthcare and hearing conservation services.
“We appreciate Acuity’s support of our Mobile Audiology Clinic. We launched MAC to eliminate barriers that currently exist for Wisconsin community members and businesses to receive convenient, comprehensive care that puts people, not profit, first,” said Jill Van Calster, HEAR Wisconsin President and CEO.
“As an insurer, Acuity is focused on safety and protecting and enhancing the well-being of the individuals, families, and businesses who count on us. We are proud to help support HEAR Wisconsin provide hearing conservation services,” said Ben Salzmann, Acuity President and CEO.
HEAR Wisconsin is the most comprehensive nonprofit hearing healthcare provider in the state. For 95 years, this statewide organization has been providing vital services to an underserved, under-resourced population – babies, families, the young, and the young at heart who are deaf or hard of hearing or have a speech disability. HEAR Wisconsin’s state-of-the-art Mobile Audiology Clinic is supervised by a team of audiologists with doctorate degrees, Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) certification, OSHA training, and extensive hands-on experience.
Acuity Insurance, headquartered in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, insures over 125,000 businesses, including 300,000 commercial vehicles, and nearly a half million homes and private passenger autos across 29 states. Rated A+ by A.M. Best and S&P, Acuity employs over 1,400 people.