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Community Outreach

On Sunday, October 9th, 2016, Temple Head & Neck Institute sponsored the Hearing Loss Association of America, Walk4Hearing. The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Walk4Hearing increases awareness about hearing loss, helps to eradicate the stigma associated with it and raises funds to provide information and support for people with hearing loss. Hearing loss is a public health issue, third in line after heart disease and arthritis.

Faculty, staff, and friends of the Temple Health Head & Neck Institute braved the rainy weather to support this great cause and join the walk which was located at The Navy Yard, 4747 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA. Our Team Captain was Larissa M Heckler, AuD, Instructor, Clinical Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University who is featured in the center of the photo.

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On Saturday, November 5th, 2016, Temple Health Head & Neck Institute participated in Health Fair and Screening Event at the Triumph Baptist Church Health & Social Services Ministry, located at 1648 W. Hunting Park Avenue, Germantown & Hunting Park Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.

Maria E. Pomponio, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA, Instructor, Clinical Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Larissa M Heckler, AuD, Instructor, Clinical Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, both from our ENT Temple Boyer office were on hand to provide hearing screenings to members of the church as well as local community residents.  Our Audiologist Faculty and staff were able to screen over 60 people during the day and provide information/education about hearing and balance issues as well as other services provided by the Temple Health Head & Neck Institute.


On Thursday, November 10th, 2016, Temple Health Head & Neck Institute participated in the Jeanes Hospital Senior Health Fair Event, located at 7604 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.

The Temple Health Head and Neck Institute provided a raffle basket and other promotional giveaways to over 200+ seniors and guests who had registered for this wonderful event.  Over 40 people had their hearing tested which were provided by two of our Temple Audiologists from our ENT Jeanes Friends Hall location, Maria E. Pomponio, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA, Instructor, Clinical Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Elizabeth Meenen, AuD, Instructor, Clinical Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

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Larissa Heckler, AuD

Larissa Heckler, AuD, is an Audiologist at the Temple Head & Neck Institute and an Instructor of Clinical Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. Larissa specializes in comprehensive audiometric evaluations, hearing aid evaluation, counseling, fitting and verification, Deaf culture and American Sign Language, vestibular and balance disorders, tinnitus treatment, auditory-evoked responses and aural rehabilitation.

Maria E. Pomponio, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA

Maria E. Pomponio, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA is an Audiologist at the Temple Head and Neck Institute and an Instructor of Clinical Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.  Maria specializes in newborn hearing screenings, pediatric diagnostic assessment, the evaluation and management of central auditory processing disorders in adults and children, electrophysiology, vestibular evaluations, and ototoxic monitoring.

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