“Test Your Ears at 60 Years”
The National Campaign for Better Hearing Announces $100K ‘Give Back’ Program
Close to 500 Hearing Health Centers Aim to Provide 20,000 Free Hearing Assessments*
March 28, 2019
SOMERSET, N.J. – Mar. 28, 2019–The Campaign for Better Hearing announced today that it plans to distribute up to $100,000 worth of free hearing aids in 2019.
Close to 500 hearing health centers in the United States are participating in the Campaign for Better Hearing. Dr. Leslie Soiles, Au.D, who serves as chief audiologist for The Campaign for Better Hearing in the United States, said each of the participating hearing health practices will be contributing $5.00 for every completed hearing assessment. The Give Back program is designed to raise awareness about the consequences of untreated hearing loss and to distribute free hearing aids to those in need.
Dr. Soiles, who herself lives with hearing loss and wears hearing aids, says, “Time is worth more than money, yet most Americans with hearing loss wait up to seven years before they address their hearing loss." "The more people who get their hearing checked today, the more we are able to raise and distribute free hearing aids to those who can’t afford them. So, get your hearing checked today and help us Give Back.” Soiles added.
Have you heard?
Untreated hearing loss impacts people on many levels: physically, socially, psychologically and financially.
Hearing Loss Know No Boundaries
Campaign for Better Hearing is a global campaign, which recently launched in the United States. It is intended to educate and put hearing health on people’s health care agenda. Its tagline, “Test Your Ears at 60 Years” encourages people age 60 and older to get a hearing assessment and begin hearing health monitoring every year thereafter.
- Schedule a FREE hearing assessment, call 866-837-8286 (866-TEST-AT-60) or request an appointment at CampaignForBetterHearing.us/request-an-appointment/.
- Participating hearing health practices contribute $5.00 for every hearing assessment they complete on your behalf. In other words, you don’t have to make any contribution other than you making the time for a FREE hearing assessment.
- Funds raised will be used to increase awareness about the consequences of untreated hearing loss and distribute FREE hearing aids to those who can’t afford it.
Each complimentary hearing assessment* at one of our participating practices should take 30-45 minutes. The assessment is painless and non-invasive, and may include an otoscopy exam, baselining your current hearing with an audiogram, your ability to understand speech in noisy environments and more.
To schedule a hearing assessment,* call 866-837-8286 (866-TEST-AT-60) or request an appointment at campaignforbetterhearing.us.
Call 866-837-8286 (866-TEST-AT-60) or visit us at CampaignForBetterHearing.us.
About The Campaign for Better Hearing (U.S.)
Supported by hearing healthcare providers across the country, The Campaign for Better Hearing is a hearing healthcare initiative intended to educate and put hearing health on people’s annual healthcare agenda. The program encourages Americans age 60 and older to contact the Campaign and schedule a FREE hearing assessment to support its Give Back program. For more information on the program, or to invite the campaign to an event near you, please contact us at info@CampaignForBetterHearing.us.
1 Hearing Health Foundation
2The Hearing Review
3Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4Hearing Loss Association of America