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URMC Expert to Give Free Talk on Hearing Loss

Monday, April 20, 2009

Ann Clock Eddins, Ph.D., director of Audiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, will present a free talk from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at the Hahnemann Club, 201 Stoutenberg Lane, located on the campus of The Highlands at Pittsford (off of Rt. 31, just east of the village of Pittsford).

Finding ways to deal with gradual hearing loss is a challenge many adults face as they age. Hearing aids are not always the answer, and it is difficult to separate facts from a sales pitch when determining whether a hearing aid is necessary and a good value.

Eddins’ presentation will provide general background information on how we hear and some of the most common causes of hearing loss. Her talk will address the rationale for various options available to improve hearing.

“Navigating and interpreting consumer information on hearing loss can be bewildering because there are so many choices available,” Eddins said. “One of my goals is to help people identify reliable resources they can trust.”

The talk, titled “Navigating the Maze of Solutions for Better Hearing,” is sixth in the 10-part health and wellness series “To Your Health!”. Presented by The Highlands at Pittsford and the University of Rochester Medical Center, the series aims to inspire and educate older adults about health issues specific to their needs. The programs are taught by URMC’s faculty of distinguished physicians and other providers affiliated with Strong Memorial Hospital, Highland Hospital, the Eastman Dental Center, Visiting Nurse Service and other Medical Center affiliates.

Seating is limited. To register for the talk, please call (585) 275-2838.

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