May 10, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio – During Better Hearing and Speech Month, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is offering free hearing screenings.
 
Throughout the month of May, audiologists from Ohio State’s Ear, Nose and Throat Division will test hearing at Columbus, Dublin and Gahanna locations. The screenings are open to the public and registration isn’t required.
 
About 15 million adults have some trouble hearing and about 29 million adults could benefit from hearing aids, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Age is the greatest factor in hearing loss, but many younger people also experience problems due to exposure to loud music and noises, including occupational noise.
 
Some signs of hearing loss are:
  • Suddenly having to turn up the volume of the television or radio and having other family members complain that the volume is too loud.
  • Difficulty understanding people speaking to you and asking people to repeat themselves.
  • Difficulty with phone conversations and understanding the other person.
  • Sudden inability to hear the door bell, the dog barking and other household sounds.
  • People telling you that you speak too loudly.
  • Ringing in the ears.
Free screenings are available at:
 
The Eye and Ear Institute
915 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43212
 
May 10, 1 – 3 p.m.
May 18, 1 – 3 p.m.
May 22, 9 – 11 a.m.
 
Stonybrook Medical Center
5175 Morse Road
Gahanna, OH 43230
 
May 16, 1 – 3 p.m.
May 30, 9 – 11 a.m.
 
Ear, Nose and Throat Dublin
555 Metro Place N., Suite 475
Dublin, OH 43017
 
May 23, 1 – 3 p.m.
May 24, 9 – 11 a.m.
 
Media representatives are asked to call Medical Center Media Relations at 614-293-3737 to cover these events.
 
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Media Contact: Serena Smith, Wexner Medical Center Media Relations, 614-293-3737 or serena.smith@osumc.edu