Listen Up/Turn It Down
Free Hearing Screenings

Spotlight the importance of hearing screenings to support hearing health in your community.  Host a ‘Listen Up/Turn It Down Free Hearing Screenings” in your neighborhood.

 

Here’s what the Junior League of Chicago did:

Saturday, May 5, 2012
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

To help raise awareness of noise-induced hearing loss and its prevention, the Junior League of Chicago hosted complimentary hearing screenings for children and adults from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Access Living building, 115 West Chicago Avenue, as a kick-off to Better Hearing Month and to help commemorate 100 years of Junior League service to the Chicago community.

 

The Junior League of Chicago “Listen Up! Turn It Down!” event was supported by Access Living, the Chicago Hearing Society, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Empowerment Through Hearing, Illinois Hands and Voices, Rush University Medical Center, Sensaphonics and area audiologists who volunteered their time and services.  Visitors learned about the causes of hearing loss, as well as the ways to recognize and prevent this condition.  There were hearing health vendors and professionals on site to provide resources for communication supports, information on products and special mentoring opportunities.

 

Hearing loss is epidemic in 21st century America – over 40 million Americans, including one in 5 students, have a significant hearing loss.   It divides families and undermines relationships.  Yet, the vast majority of those with hearing loss do not seek hearing help, usually because of embarrassment, denial or lack of awareness.

Hearing loss affects all of us on some level.  Consider hosting the “Listen Up! Turn It Down Free Hearing Screenings” in your community!  And let us know all about it at mail@hearingconnection.org.