BU alum, professors to be featured on WVIA’s ‘Call the Doctor’

For immediate release: Sept. 27, 2007

BLOOMSBURG — Bill Kelly, a 1971 graduate of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and a member of the BU Council of Trustees, along with two BU professors will talk about hearing loss on WVIA-TV’s “Call the Doctor.” The show will be broadcast Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. on WVIA, Channel 44.

Richard Angelo, chair of audiology and speech pathology and director of clinical services at BU, and Kristi Moncavage, clinical supervisor of the department of audiology, will serve on a panel of experts during the show. They will be available to answer viewer questions about hearing loss.

Kelly, president and CEO of WVIA, will discuss his recently diagnosed hearing loss. According to WVIA, Kelly has suffered from hearing loss for years and only recently received a diagnosis from audiologists. There are approximately 28 million people in the U.S. with a hearing impairment, according to the National Institute on Deafness. Only one in five people who could benefit from a hearing aid wear one.

“Call the Doctor,” now in its 20th season, features regional medical and health professionals providing information to viewers and answering live, call-in questions.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.