Sept. 6 Talk on Hearing Problems after Head, Neck Cancer Care

August 15, 2007

People with head and neck cancers can learn more about the signs of hearing loss and effective communication strategies during a support group meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center.  

Larry Medwetsky, Ph.D., vice president of audiology at the Rochester Hearing and Speech Center, will share information about the latest technology to address hearing loss following treatment for head and neck cancers.

The Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Connection discussion is open to anyone who has been diagnosed with these cancers. Free parking is available.                            

Head and neck cancers account for approximately 3 to 5 percent of all cancers in the country, affecting about 40,000 people each year. These cancers are more common in men and in people over age 50.

For more information about the support group, which is a local chapter of the national Society for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer, call Sandra Sabatka, L.M.S.W., at (585) 275-4631, or Darlene Harmor, R.N., M.S., N.P., at (585) 273-3978.

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