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Better Hearing Institute Joins HHS, Office on Women's Health in Promoting National Women's Health Week and Hearing Health
Date:4/28/2009

The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) announced today that it is joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Women's Health (OWH), in promoting National Women's Health Week, which kicks off May 10th. The effort is part of BHI's campaign to promote hearing health during National Hearing and Speech Month in May. BHI is offering an online hearing test, the Across America Hearing Check Challenge (www.hearingcheck.org), where people can quickly assess if they need a more comprehensive hearing check by a hearing professional.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 28, 2009 -- The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) announced today that it is joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Women's Health (OWH), in promoting National Women's Health Week, which kicks off May 10th. The effort is part of BHI's campaign to promote hearing health during National Hearing and Speech Month in May. BHI is offering an online hearing test, the Across America Hearing Check Challenge (www.hearingcheck.org), where people can quickly assess if they need a more comprehensive hearing check by a hearing professional.

Hearing loss is one of the most commonly unaddressed health conditions in America today and affects more than 31.5 million Americans, most of whom are below retirement age. Roughly 40 percent of those suffering from hearing loss are women; and only 24% use hearing aids to treat their hearing loss.

"Tough economic times put added stress on everyone," says Sergei Kochkin, PhD, Executive Director of BHI. "So it's especially important, now, that women take care of their health. Unaddressed hearing loss is an under-recognized health issue that undermines
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