Approximately 22 million Americans suffer from hearing loss and many are hesitant to seek help. To assist people in learning more about hearing loss and their options for improved hearing, Northwest Iowa Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists along with Jorgensen Hearing Center are offering a free "Better Hearing Symposium" at Spencer Hospital.
The educational event will take place Saturday, April 28, beginning at 9 a.m., in Spencer Hospital's conference center. Ear, nose and throat surgeons Dr. Daniel Jorgensen and Dr. Joshua Espelund, will present information on hearing loss and options to assist people in learning more about options to improve hearing. A representative from Cochlear will also present information and answer questions specifically on surgical implant options.
"We will also have an opportunity for people to visit with real patients who have experience with hearing aids and surgical options to learn more about the differences between both choices," Luke Jorgensen, of Jorgensen Hearing Center, said.
The event includes presentations and opportunities to ask questions of the experts in small group sessions. Light refreshments will be provided.
There is no cost to attend this event; however, pre-registration is requested for planning purposes.
To register, call Spencer Hospital's education line, 264-6142 or register online at www.SpencerHospital.org and click on the Events & Education section.