In support of Better Hearing Month, hearing aid technology leader Signia is proud to present Hear Across America , a month-long community hearing education, screening and outreach initiative. Throughout the month of May, select Signia-affiliated hearing care professionals nationwide will provide free hearing screenings and education to members of their local communities.
Signia is launching this initiative to educate the public about the silent epidemic of hearing loss among all ages, to shatter social stigmas related to hearing loss, and to emphasize the importance of early intervention and treatment.
Free hearing screenings will be offered in the following 11 cities nationwide: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York City, San Diego, Seattle, Tampa and Washington, DC.
How to Sign Up for a Screening
Visit https://www.signiausa.com/hear-across-america/ to reserve a screening time.
What to Expect at a Screening
These screenings will be provided by hearing care professionals to determine the presence of hearing loss. If the hearing care professional does identify hearing loss, the individual will be advised regarding next steps for pursuing additional evaluation, as well as treatment.
For individuals who are not found to have a hearing loss, this screening establishes a valuable baseline to measure any future hearing loss.
The Silent Epidemic of Hearing Loss
According to the National Institutes of Health, 38 million Americans have hearing loss – and that number is increasing. Beyond ear injuries and infections, long-term exposure to harmful sound levels can cause hearing loss – no matter your age.
Tracey Reynolds, Vice President of Marketing at Signia, said: “Regardless of your age or line of work, proper hearing is crucial to not only our emotional well-being, but to our professional and personal lives as well. One of the biggest tools we have to fight hearing loss is education. We aim to create a conversation around early detection and the benefits of yearly audiology check-ups. Together, we can shatter outdated stigmas and take a stand against this silent epidemic.”
To further encourage people to treat their hearing loss, Signia recently launched its new, state-of-the-art and award-winning Styletto Connect hearing aid. Learn more about Styletto Connect at: https://www.signiausa.com/signia-hearing-aids/styletto-connect/.
About Better Speech and Hearing Month
Signia joins the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and other hearing care organizations in observing Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM), which is held each May to raise awareness about hearing, speech and communication disorders.
Signia, a brand within WS Audiology, stands for iconic innovation. Since its launch in 2016, Signia has already brought to the market four world’s firsts. In addition to highly innovative hearing aids, Signia also delivers tools and apps to increase customer interaction and engagement on all levels of hearing aid management. Signia thus allows hearing care professionals and patients to get the most out of their hearing aids. WS Audiology was formed in 2019 through the combination of Singapore-headquartered Sivantos and Denmark-based Widex, which means our roots go back all the way to 1878. The company employs more than 10,000 people worldwide and is active in more than 125 markets. One out of three hearing aids is made by WS Audiology.
*iF Design Award 2019, Red Dot Design Award 2019