When I needed to find out about possible hearing loss in my kids, I went to the phone book and just called (I still had some hearing then) all the places listed and asked if they do free hearing tests. Beltone was the only one who did. Turned out, that they were the only place my VR had a contract with where I was living as well. Also, Beltone was also the only provider for the State Medicaid my kids were on. Miracle Ear will provide free hearing tests as well.
I just googled "free hearing tests Athens Georgia and got this:
Bet-Townsend Hearing Aids - Home
There was also a link for both Beltone and Miracle Ear in Athens. I wouldn't necessarily buy from them, but they do advertise free testing. Just a thought.