May 2, 2007 - Celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month with Marietta Memorial Hospital

By Stephanie Johnson
Since 1927, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month each May. This month of awareness is a good time to analyze your own hearing and determine if you are one of the estimated 28 million Americans who have a hearing loss that can be treated. You may have a hearing loss if you:

“People who see themselves in these statements should see an audiologist for a hearing test,” said Julie Delaney, Audiologist at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

“Even a very slight hearing loss can have an impact on your daily life,” said Delaney. “Hearing loss is treatable, and there is no reason for anyone to miss all the important sounds of life.”

Marietta Memorial Hospital’s Audiology Department is providing free hearing screenings
for the public on May 31st from 9:00 – 11:00 am and 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 374-1582.

An annual hearing checkup is a good idea for people age 45 and up, according to audiologists, the professionals who specialize in preventing, identifying, assessing and treating hearing disorders.

Audiologists can prescribe hearing aids and assistive listening devices, and they can teach people with hearing loss how to concentrate on hearing all sounds.

Audiologists are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and in Ohio are licensed by the state.

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific and credentialing association for more than 114,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech, language, and hearing scientists.

Posted: 2007-05-02
CONTACT: Jennifer Offenberger,
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Marietta Memorial Hospital
Phone: 740-374-1797


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