The Johnsburg Lions Club will sponsor the free audition and retinal screening

The Johnsburg Lions Club and Illinois Lions Foundation will be sponsoring free hearing and retinal screenings from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 15 at St. John the Baptist Church, 2302 W. Church St. in Johnsburg.

Hearing screenings are intended for people 18 years and older and children 10 to 17 years old with written parental permission. Retinal screenings are recommended for those 55 and older.

According to a press release, hearing loss is one of the most common chronic disabilities in the United States. Illinois is home to nearly 720,000 people with hearing loss. Among them, 106,000 are deaf and 26,000 were deaf before the age of 19.


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