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Date: May 7, 2018

Baltimore County Department of Health Offers Free Hearing Screenings

Did you know that about 1 in 6 adults in the U.S. experiences some type of hearing trouble? May is Better Speech and Hearing Month and the Baltimore County Department of Health is encouraging residents to take advantage of free screening clinics offered throughout the month. 

“Hearing is a critical component to living a healthy, happy life,” said Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Director of Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services. “Hearing loss is treatable, especially when detected early, and everyone should have an opportunity to tune in to the important sounds around us.” 

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the number of Americans with hearing loss has doubled in the last 30 years. Signs of hearing impairment include:

  • Frequently asking others to repeat themselves
  • Pain or ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty hearing conversations
  • Playing the TV or radio at high volumes

Free screenings are available by appointment only on the following dates and at the locations listed:

Thursday, May 17

Liberty Family Resource Center

3525 Resource Drive

Randallstown, MD 21133

 

Wednesday, May 23

Eastern Family Resource Center

9150 Franklin Square Drive, Second Floor

Baltimore, MD 21237

 

Wednesday, May 30

Drumcastle Government Center

6401 York Road, Third Floor

Main Conference Room

Baltimore, MD 21212

If you are a Baltimore County resident or employee and want to get your hearing checked, call 410-887-6443 to schedule an appointment. Click on the link to get more information about the Baltimore County Department of Health’s Hearing Program.


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017