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Combat hearing loss with free presentation and screening May 25  

You don’t have to miss out on the conversations going on around you.

Discover how you can improve your hearing by joining us for a presentation and a free screening Wednesday, May 25, at the King’s Daughters Outpatient Therapy Services building, 480 23rd St., Ashland.

A presentation on the latest Bluetooth® compatible hearing aids will be from 9 to 10 a.m.

From 10 a.m. to noon, a hearing screening and hearing aid check will take place. Appointments are not required.

How do I know if I have hearing loss?

The only accurate way to determine if you have hearing loss is to have your hearing evaluated. But here are a series of simple questions you can ask yourself: Do you often ask people to repeat what they have said? Do you need to turn the television or radio louder than others? Do you have trouble hearing on the telephone? Do people seem to mumble? Do you have difficulty listening to conversation when in a noisy listening environment? If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, it may be time to have your hearing tested.

Will a hearing aid make me lose more hearing?

No. Hearing aids simply bring the level of loudness within a comfortable range for you. In fact, research has found that hearing aids may help preserve the ability to understand speech because they allow the sensory cells in the inner ear to stay active.

“Whether you lose it suddenly or gradually over time, hearing loss can leave you feeling isolated from friends and family,” said Charlotte Sergent, Au.D., King’s Daughters Audiology/Speech Pathology Department coordinator. “It’s very rewarding to assist people with this concern.”

For more information, please call (606) 408-7415. 

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