UHC Audiology Manager Receives Humanitarian Award

7/31/2014

Sherry Mouton, Audiology Manager at University Hospital & Clinics (UHC), received Lafayette Breakfast Sertoma Club’s prestigious “Service to Mankind Award” at its annual banquet held July 10 at Zea’s Restaurant. Mouton was in attendance with her husband to accept the award, and was surprised when her kids arrived as the presentation was made.

The award is given to an individual who is not a member of Sertoma Club, but who has gone above and beyond their normal duties to help individuals with hearing difficulties.

Mouton has been with UHC for 15 years, nine of which has been as Audiology Department Manager. She took over hearing aid and audiology services at UHC when the Public Health Department ceased providing audiology services.

“It was a huge honor for me,” says Mouton. “Over the last 15 years, our Audiology Department has assisted hundreds of people in their quest to re-enter the hearing world.”

The Audiology Department at UHC recently expanded to provide pediatric amplification using an advanced Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing system. Mouton called this “an exciting new adventure.” ABR, without requiring sedation, screens newborns and young infants, gauges adult hearing loss or detects other nerve and brainstem damage.

“This job is always at its most rewarding when assisting someone that would otherwise have not options,” says Mouton. “That is what we do here.” She says the award is not about one person, but about support received from everyone involved.

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