Pierce County News Release
Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States. And the problem is growing. But in most cases, hearing loss goes undetected since its onset is gradual and people don’t even realize they have a problem. But others know.
May is “Better Hearing Month.” The Pierce County Aging & Disability Resource Center is sponsoring “Hearing Loss: Symptoms and Solutions,” a special workshop to help people of all ages understand the truth about hearing loss, how to recognize it, and how to find appropriate and effective solutions.
The workshop will be repeated four times at four different locations:
• May 13 – 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Milgard Family Hope Center, 8502 Skansie Ave., Gig Harbor
• May 13 – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Gig Harbor Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Dr NW, Gig Harbor
• May 15 – 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (Bus #45)
Fern Hill Library, 765 South 84th Street, Tacoma
• May 15 – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (Bus #1, #53)
Sound View Building, 3611 S. “D” Street, Tacoma
“We’ve all heard stories about hearing loss – about selective hearing loss,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, Manager of Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources. “But the condition is no laughing matter. People of any age can have hearing loss. It is sad that the quality of life is so impacted while there are available remedies for people of any age.
“Hearing Loss: Symptoms and Solutions,” will be presented by Harbor Audiology and Hearing Services and the Pierce County Aging & Disability Resource Center. The workshop is an information only event and will offer the best information available on the causes, treatments and solutions for hearing loss. People with hearing loss will find strategies to keep lines of communication open with friends and family. People whose hearing is still intact will better understand how to keep it that way for years to come.
The workshop is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. For more information call the Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600.