HEALTH BRIEFS

Hearing program People who are affected by hearing loss often have difficulties detecting and accepting this fact. The reduction of the ear's functions usually develops over many years, which is why it takes time to detect the symptoms.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

Hearing program

People who are affected by hearing loss often have difficulties detecting and accepting this fact. The reduction of the ear's functions usually develops over many years, which is why it takes time to detect the symptoms.

To learn more about hearing loss and choosing the correct hearing assistance, plan to attend "The Right Fit: Facts You Should Know Before Buying Hearing Aids," Wednesday at FTMC Learning Center at Norwalk High School, 350 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7. Sponsored by Fisher-Titus Medical Center's AudiologyCenter, this program will offer community members a chance to learn about the causes of hearing loss, what kind of loss can be improved and the benefits of hearing aids. Questions and answers will follow.

Each participant will receive a certificate for a free hearing screening from the FTMC Audiology Center. Those who register by Friday will be entered into a drawing and a chance to win an amplified telephone. For more information and to register call (419) 660-2828.

Cardiac training

Fisher-Titus Medical Center is offering an Advanced Cardiac Life Support renewal course for healthcare professionals 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. Participants must have a current CPR card.

In addition, a full provider course will be offered 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 22 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 24 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave. This course is for first time participants or healthcare professionals whose certification has expired.

To register or for more information call FTMC at (419) 663-1975, ext. 6560.