Clifton Health Dpt. and Montclair State Audiology Program to Host Free Hearing Screening

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The Clifton Health Department and Montclair State University’s Audiology Doctoral Program will be holding a FREE Hearing Screening for Clifton and Little Falls residents on Friday, March 31st from 2pm-4pm at the Clifton Health Department, located at 900 Clifton Ave. 2nd Floor. Registration is required. Please call the Clifton Health Department at 973-470-5773 to make an appointment.

According to the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), hearing loss is a sudden or gradual decrease in how well you can hear. It is among the most common conditions affecting elderly adults. About one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss and nearly half of individuals older than 75 have difficulty hearing. Difficulty in hearing can make it very challenging to understand and follow a doctor's advice, respond to warnings, and hear doorbells and alarms. Even talking with friends and family can become an overwhelming task. Finding yourself in these situations can be frustrating, embarrassing, and even dangerous.

Hearing loss can occur for a number of different reasons. Many people lose their hearing gradually as they age. This condition is known as presbycusis. Doctors do not know why presbycusis affects some people more than others, but it seems to run in families. Hearing loss can also be a result of years of exposure to loud noise, a condition known as noise-induced hearing loss. Many construction workers, farmers, musicians, airport workers, and people in the armed forces may exhibit signs of hearing loss in their younger and middle years because of excessive exposure to loud noise.

The Clifton Health Department and the Audiology Doctoral Program encourage you to register for this FREE screening to assess your ability to hear and to learn more about what options exist for those living with hearing loss.

The Clifton Health Department is a contractual health agency serving the Township of Little Falls.

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Press release via Layal Helwani, BS, CHES, Health Educator



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