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Listening Up in a Down Economy: Better Hearing Institute Launches Public Service Campaign for Better Hearing and Speech Month
Date:5/5/2009

The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) launched today a public service campaign for Better Hearing and Speech Month: Listening Up in a Down Economy. The campaign focuses on how hearing health affects job security, performance, and employment opportunities. BHI is encouraging people of all ages who are either seeking employment or who want to protect their jobs to make sure that unaddressed hearing loss does not pose a barrier to employment success. BHI is offering an online hearing test (www.hearingcheck.org) where people can quickly and confidentially assess if they need a comprehensive hearing check by a hearing professional.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 5, 2009 -- The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) launched today a public service campaign for Better Hearing and Speech Month: Listening Up in a Down Economy. The campaign focuses on how hearing health affects job security, performance, and employment opportunities. BHI is encouraging people of all ages who are either seeking employment or who want to protect their jobs to make sure that unaddressed hearing loss does not pose a barrier to employment success. BHI is offering an online hearing test (www.hearingcheck.org) where people can quickly and confidentially assess if they need a comprehensive hearing check by a hearing professional.

"Treating hearing loss early is no longer an option," says Sergei Kochkin, PhD, Executive Director of BHI. "It is a career imperative. Great workplace communication is critical to both job performance and to getting a job. Great communication starts with great listening. And great listening starts with the ability to hear."

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