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Northwest AEA receives $15,000 donation for its hearing services

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Northwest AEA donation

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) -- Monday a local company received a large gift to help continue their services, which will help children across Siouxland.

Northwest Area Education Agency works with schools in the area to help students reach their full potential. Some of the many services they offer are hearing and speech testing, and aid.

That's why for the past three years, LMEliason Foundation Board, founded in honor and memory of a former student, has donated to Northwest AEA.

While Monday was the presentation ceremony, Northwest AEA had already received the $15,000 dollars and used it to buy new hearing equipment.

Audiologist Lynn Bernard said up until this year's donation, she had been using the old equipment for the past 30 years.

"It does a little bit more sophisticated testing so if we find a hearing loss that we can kind of pinpoint for sure that it's there and how bad it is. We still a lot of times refer to the booth, but this will do a lot that we usually could only do at the booth," said Bernard.

The LMEliason Foundation Board was created in memory of Logan Eliason to help fund causes around the area. Eliason was a former student who recently passed away at the age of 31.

Eliason's mother was in attendance Monday and said she is honored to be able to help do this for Northwest AEA.

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