PISCATAWAY, NEW JERSEY — In support of Better Hearing Month, which takes place in May of each year, hearing aid maker Signia has announced a new outreach initiative: Hear Across America. Throughout the month of May, select Signia-affiliated hearing care professionals nationwide will provide free hearing screenings and education to members of their local communities.
Signia is launching this initiative to “educate the public about the silent epidemic of hearing loss among all ages, to shatter social stigmas related to hearing loss, and to emphasize the importance of early intervention and treatment”.
“Regardless of your age or line of work, proper hearing is crucial to not only our emotional well-being, but to our professional and personal lives as well. One of the biggest tools we have to fight hearing loss is education. We aim to create a conversation around early detection and the benefits of yearly audiology check-ups. Together, we can shatter outdated stigmas and take a stand against this silent epidemic.”
–Tracey Reynolds, VP of Marketing at Signia
According to the company’s announcement, free hearing screenings will be offered in the following 11 cities nationwide:
- New York City
- San Diego
- Washington, DC
What to Expect at a Hearing Screening
Hearing screenings will be provided by hearing care professionals to determine the presence of hearing loss. If the hearing care professional does identify hearing loss, the individual will be advised regarding next steps for pursuing additional evaluation, as well as treatment.
For individuals who are not found to have a hearing loss, this screening establishes a valuable baseline to measure any future hearing loss.
Consumers interested in signing up for a hearing screening can visit the Hear Across America page here.
About Better Speech and Hearing Month
Signia joins the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and other hearing care organizations in observing Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM), which is held each May to raise awareness about hearing, speech and communication disorders.
Source: WS Audiology, Signia