Boomers, Shakers, and Beyond will host a program on hearing loss and solutions Feb. 25 at 1:30 p.m. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Hearing Loss will be held in the Youth Center at Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road across from Publix.
The Department of Health and Human Services says approximately one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 has some hearing loss and nearly half of those older than 75 have difficulty hearing. Erica Newman from the Speech and Hearing Center will discuss the warning signs, prevention information, the implications of untreated hearing loss and hearing solutions.
Ms. Newman is a graduate of the University of Miami. Her passion for helping people led her into the world of healthcare and non-profit work. She has experience working with both non- and for-profit healthcare agencies, including OT/PT/Speech services, as well as serving on several boards for education resource groups, area Chambers of Commerce, and developing relationships with area physicians and medical institutions. She continues to be an active member of many deaf and hard of hearing groups in the Chattanooga area. Ms. Newman is originally from Boston but now lives in Chattanooga with her husband, and their family.
Boomers, Shakers, and Beyond is a community enrichment program designed for adults 50 + focusing on mind, body, and spirit. The program is designed for learning new things, enhancing old skills, exchanging thoughts on numerous topics, meeting new people, and participating in community service projects. The community is invited to all programs.