(New York, NY, April 9, 2012) Since 1927, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month each May. This month of awareness is a good time to analyze your own hearing and determine if you are one of the estimated 28 million Americans who have a hearing loss that can be treated. You may have a hearing loss if you:

• frequently ask people to repeat themselves
• often turn your ear toward a sound to hear it better
• understand people better when you wear your glasses or look directly at their faces
• lose your place in group conversations
• keep the volume on your radio or TV at a level that others say is too loud
• have pain or ringing in your ears

“People who see themselves in these statements should see an audiologist for a hearing test,” said audiologist Barbara Grossman, Au.D. “Even a very slight hearing loss can have an impact on your daily life.” There is no reason for anyone to miss all the important sounds of life.”
An annual hearing test is a good idea for people age 45 and up, according to audiologists, the professionals who specialize in preventing, identifying, assessing, and treating hearing disorders.
Audiologists can prescribe hearing aids and assistive listening devices, and they can teach people with hearing loss how to concentrate on hearing all sounds.
The Audiology office of Dr.Servedio & Dr. Grossman will be offering Free Hearing Screenings throughout the month of May. Please call for an appointment.

MEDIA: If you would like more information on this topic, or to schedule an interview with Dr. Dominick Servedio or Dr. Barbara Grossman, please contact Pamela Grossman at In the Present Marketing 770.913.9039 or email pam@inthepresent.com