October is National Hearing Awareness month and our office has been involved in several different activities to promote this important cause. Last week Dr Servedio was invited to speak to the residents at the Atria Senior Living Center on West 86th Street in Manhattan. The lecture was very well attended and it focused on hearing loss and the social, psychological and cognitive impacts of untreated hearing loss. This is such an important issue especially for seniors who can begin to isolate themselves when it is too difficult to hear. A simple hearing test can identify those patient who could benefit from hearing aids. So thank you to the folks at Atria for the warm welcome and the opportunity of spreading the word about hearing.