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2014-05-28 23:13:43

The brand new National Hearing Test at nationalhearingtest.org enables anyone to complete a basic hearing screen test in under 10 minutes using their home telephone. To follow up on test scores that fall outside of the normal range, test takers should schedule a complete hearing assessment with a local audiologist. Newport News, VA (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 As a first step in detecting hearing loss, the National Hearing Test is an excellent option. Established with funding from the National...

2014-05-28 23:13:35

The website nationalhearingtest.org is now available for telephone-based initial hearing screenings. Participants who score outside of the normal range are urged to seek out a complete hearing test with a local audiologist. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 As an initial step in diagnosing hearing loss, the National Hearing Test is a wonderful option. Produced with National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, it offers a phone-based hearing test to screen for functional hearing loss....

2014-05-28 23:13:33

The website nationalhearingtest.org is now offering phone-based initial hearing tests. The audiologists at Hearing Care Specialists are available to assist test takers who receive a score outside the normal range and need an in-person, comprehensive hearing test. Hopkins, MN (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 The phone-based, NIH-funded National Hearing Test has made it quick and easy for any person to obtain an initial hearing test to detect functional hearing loss in one or both ears. However, the...

2014-05-22 23:10:32

For nearly 30 years, noise-induced hearing loss has been one of the most prevalent occupational health problems in the United States. Simple steps can significantly reduce the threat to workers. Portland, OR (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 As part of Tinnitus Awareness Week (May 18-24, 2014), the American Tinnitus Association (ATA) is urging workers and employers to take proactive steps to reduce tinnitus and hearing loss caused by occupational noise exposure. According to the U.S. National...

2014-05-22 23:03:11

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, and in observation of the occasion, HearingPlanet is encouraging everyone to learn the signs of speech disorders and hearing loss, which are often preventable. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 May’s Better Hearing and Speech Month is the perfect time for everyone to learn how to recognize the early signs of hearing and speech disorders and hearing loss, which are among the most common disabilities in the United States. Unlike many other...

2014-05-21 23:01:20

Hearing Health Company Sounds An Alert To Music Educators, Students, Parents and Fans Elk Grove Village, IL (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 For many music students and teachers – as well as fans – June, July, and August can be the most sound-saturated months of the entire year. From concert festivals to formal summer music programs to jamming with friends or even listening to portable devices while enjoying the great outdoors, summer can mean increased exposure to unsafe sound levels. Therefore,...

2014-05-19 23:10:43

Hearing Screening and Care by Licensed Hearing Health Professionals Can Greatly Improve Quality of Life for Those Suffering from Hearing Loss Trenton, NJ (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 With over 36 million American adults reporting some kind of hearing problem and one in five teenagers now suffering from hearing loss, NJAHHP is commemorating May as “Better Hearing Month” by reminding New Jerseyeans about the importance of hearing screening and care by licensed hearing health professionals....

2014-05-16 12:27:54

Phone-based test providing affordable, accurate, and widely available screening for tens of millions of Americans suffering from hearing loss BLOOMINGTON, Ind., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly half of adults over age 48 experience hearing loss, but far too few seek help. Left untreated, hearing loss can lead to job loss and income reduction, social isolation, embarrassment, and significantly lower quality of life. Hearing loss is irreversible, but if caught early, steps can be...

2014-05-14 08:31:40

PHOENIX, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zounds Hearing, Inc., the fastest-growing hearing aid company in the country, celebrates National Better Hearing Month in May with their franchise locations from coast to coast. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140513/87342 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140513/87341 More than 36 million American adults suffer from some degree of hearing loss and an additional 12 million have hearing loss as a result of prolonged...

2014-05-14 08:29:57

SINGAPORE, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hearing Industry Research Consortium (IRC) issues 2014 Grant Since 2012 the hearing industry's largest manufacturers have collaborated to sponsor a non-competitive, mutually agreed upon research agenda benefitting the hearing aid industry, its customers, and end users. The framework for this collaboration is the Hearing Industry Research Consortium [http://hearingirc.com/#about ] (IRC). During the last five...


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