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Listening Up in a Down Economy: Hearing Aids Prove to Be Effective 'Job Preserver' in Economic Tsunami
Date:3/13/2009

As millions struggle to hang on to their jobs in a tumultuous economy, the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) reminds American workers that maximizing their ability to hear well is a smart job security strategy. Treating hearing loss early is critical for optimal job performance. To facilitate a timely hearing test for American workers, BHI is offering an online hearing test (http://www.betterhearing.org/hearing_loss/quickHearingCheck.cfm) where people can quickly assess if they need a more comprehensive hearing check by a hearing professional.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 13, 2009 -- As millions struggle to hang on to their jobs in a tumultuous economy, the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) reminds American workers that maximizing their ability to hear well is a smart job security strategy. Treating hearing loss early is critical for optimal job performance.

To facilitate a timely hearing test for American workers, BHI is offering an online hearing test (http://www.betterhearing.org/hearing_loss/quickHearingCheck.cfm) where people can quickly assess if they need a more comprehensive hearing check by a hearing professional.
"When people with even mild hearing loss use hearing aids, they improve their job performance, increase their earning potential, enhance their communication skills, improve their professional and interpersonal relationships, stave off depression, and better their quality of life," says Sergei Kochkin, PhD, Executive Director of the non-profit BHI.

"Unaddressed hearing loss has a negative impact on overall job effectiveness, opportunity for promotion, and even lifelong earning power," Kochkin
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