North Carolina Audiologist to Speak About Serving the Elderly Population Oct. 17
Raleigh, NC, October 16, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Now Hear This Clinic, a audiology and hearing clinic has announced that their audiologist, Dr. Philip Griffin, will be speaking at the upcoming Chapel Hill and Durham Eldercare Resources (CHADER) group meeting on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. The meeting will take place at the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center located at 2551 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill. The CHADER Group is comprised of local professionals from different fields that have taken on the challenge of connecting and forming a network with an end goal to help seniors receive the services they need.
Dr. Griffin will discuss the many challenges that come with serving a rapidly growing population of older adults. From the need for higher quality care services, to the shortage of qualified audiologists to provide it, there are many possible ways that hearing healthcare could experience a crisis in the coming years.
A number of published research studies have shown that people with hearing loss have up to five times the risk of dementia, depression and falls resulting in broken bones. Further, many experts think most hearing impaired people are not getting the care they need because they are not seeing audiologists who can diagnose issues and properly fine tune hearing aids. About 27 million adults over age 50 have hearing loss, while there is a shortage of providers and technology to address the growing demand. Also, the fact that hearing aids can be expensive and not covered by most insurance policies creates an additional burden for those who are hearing impaired.
“The members of CHADER are just the kind of people who need to be in the know about coming hearing health challenges and how to deal with them,” said Dr. Philip Griffin, audiologist at Now Hear This Clinic. “As Americans get older, especially the baby boomer generation, hearing loss is becoming more and more of a problem. Currently, over 27 million adults over age 50 have hearing loss. The older Americans get, the more likely they are to experience the negative effects of hearing loss including social isolation, lower quality of life and even depression. By age 75, almost half of Americans have hearing loss. The numbers are staggering, and the need for audiological services will only increase.”
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Now Hear This Clinic, owned by Robert Keefer, is an audiology and hearing clinic dedicated to delivering a high level of professional care and client satisfaction. Located at 4701 Creedmoor Road in Raleigh, the clinic is convenient to Crabtree Valley Mall and the downtown Raleigh area. The clinic’s full-time audiologist has years of specialized academic training and experience, is licensed to conduct all hearing diagnoses and can treat 90 percent of hearing issues with hearing aids. Now Hear This Clinic is the only clinic in the United States to use a new specialized FDA-cleared medical device and process that allows for personalization and customization of each patient’s hearing aids to their complete and guaranteed satisfaction. For more about Now Hear This Clinic, please visit http://www.nowhearthisclinic.com or call (919) 256-2898.