Hard Of Hearing Summit Offered Beginning In February

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Let My People Hear, Inc. is launching a new program for the hard of hearing. Hear Now at the Summit will be offered at The Summit, led by David M. Harrison, director and hearing loss support specialist.

Mr. Harrison is offering 12 classes dealing with the challenges of hearing loss. All meetings will be equipped with the latest Williams Sound FM listening devices and the state of the art telecoil loop system. The telecoil loop is for those who wear hearing aids with “T” switches or have cochlear implants.

Organizers said, "Our goal is to create an atmosphere where everyone can see, hear and understand everything. We are a non-medical hearing loss rehabilitation center for all hard of hearing. Our audiologist will be available to conduct hearing tests by appointment only."

Classes will be held every Friday, from Feb. 1 to April 26, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 1 will be the grand opening for demonstration and enrollment day.

The Summit is at 6400 Lee Highway, Suite 103, Chattanooga, Tn., 37421, at the crossroads of Highway 153 and Lee Highway next to the Murphy Express gas station. This is accessible from the Carta transportation Bus service, route #4 (Eastgate/Hamilton Place). There is a lighted sign out front with the words: The SUMMIT facing the highway.

Hear Now at the Summit is open for anyone who is hard of hearing, families and friends. Anyone who wants to learn how to deal with the challenges of hearing loss should attend. RSVP by calling 423-624-1669 or email: letmypeoplehear@yahoo.com.

Hearing loss affects people of all ages. One out of every four teenagers and college students damage their hearing with the I-pod and Rock Music. 25% of all veterans return from war with hearing loss and tinnitus. Overall one in five Americans suffer hearing loss and need help in dealing with these challenges.

Organizers said, "We offer specialize training in hearing strategies, lip or speech reading, communication skills, and hearing loss support. There will be practice sessions, peer mentoring, hearing loss prevention, and great encouragement from other hard of hearing people."

The tuition for the classes has been $150, but for this semester only the fee will be $25.


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