Hearing loss and depression

Region - posted Sep, 21 2012

Avada Hearing Care is joining the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) in raising awareness of the link between depression and untreated hearing loss in recognition of World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10), National Depression Screening Day (Oct. 11) and Mental Illness Awareness Week Oct. 7-13. Research shows that hearing loss frequently co-exists with depression and/or anxiety, and that people with untreated hearing loss may be at an increased risk of depression. Avada Hearing Centers also is urging people within the Connecticut area to take the Across America Hearing Check Challenge at www.hearingcheck.org, a free online hearing check that lets people quickly and confidentially determine if they need a comprehensive hearing test by a hearing healthcare professional. To help raise awareness of the connection between hearing loss and depression, Avada is holding free hearing screenings, at all of their four locations in Connecticut during the month of October where people in the community will be able to have a hearing test, a video ear canal inspection to check for earwax and a free demonstration of the latest developments in hearing improvement technology. To learn more about Avada’s free hearing test and demonstration, visit www.avada.com.

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