How is your hearing health?

shutterstock_149436230If you’re having trouble hearing conversations, you’re not alone. About one-third of people in the United States between the ages of 65 and 75 have some degree of hearing loss. For those older than 75, the number of people with some hearing loss is almost 1 in 2.

Fort Scott Presbyterian Village will host a free Hearing Health Seminar at 9:30 a.m. September 30 for seniors in the Fort Scott area. Meagan Morris, ARNP with Baker Clinic, will discuss some of the reasons for hearing loss in seniors and possible solutions available.

At the end of the presentation, she will offer a cerumen removal procedure using a special technique that causes no damage to the ear drum. People who have this procedure often experience noticeably improved hearing. Those wishing to receive the procedure will need to supply a copy of their insurance information for billing purposes.

You can’t reverse hearing loss. However, you don’t have to live in a world of muted, less distinct sounds. “Finding Solutions to Senior Hearing Loss” is part of Fort Scott Presbyterian Village’s Just Ask series, a free, ongoing, life-long learning program featuring information from local and regional experts on topics of interest to older adults and their families. A free lunch will be served to attendees at 11:45 a.m.

Call in advance to reserve your seat for this program as seating is limited. Call the Presbyterian Village business office at 620-223- 5550 or email [email protected].