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A Hybrid Conference: Hearing – Handle with Care: When is loud too loud? 

Whether high-volume music, the drone of machinery, or sports stadiums, noise can damage unprotected hearing. Few people notice when their hearing slips away through noise exposure.  Hearing loss is permanent and can affect literally every area of life and relationships. Even if you have a hearing loss, more hearing can be lost when exposed to loud noises, unless protected.

A team of experts will address this public health concern on Saturday, October 15 from 9:00 am-1:30 pm at the Minneapolis Marriott West Hotel, 9960 Wayzata Blvd, St. Louis Park, 55426, phone 952-544-4400. The event also will be live-streamed on Zoom. Doors open at 9:00, presenters start at 9:30.

University of Minnesota Audiologists Kerry Witherell, AuD, CCC-A and Peggy Nelson, PhD, CCC-A will speak on the dangers of even short duration noise exposure, and the prevention of further hearing loss.

Monique Hammond RPh will advise on how to protect your hearing in the workplace.

Kristen Swan, MA, LP will discuss grieving the loss of hearing, and of additional hearing loss.

It is FREE and open to the public. Both Zoom and Marriott will have CART captioning. Registration is required for both Zoom and Marriott by Friday, October 8th.

Sponsored by the Hearing Loss Association of America, Twin Cities Chapter in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division, and the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

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