Disclosure: I attended the #StayConnected media event sponsored by Duracell and National Hearing tests in NYC on May 3rd for the launch of Duracell’s Stay Connected short film and free hearing tests during the month of May. All opinions are mine.
Did you know that hearing loss affects over 48 million Americans? Furthermore many people that are affected by hearing loss do not seek treatment. Maybe it is the embarrassment of having to admit that they cannot hear as well, or the stigmatism associated with wearing a hearing aid that prevents these people from seeking treatment.
Left untreated hearing loss can lead to depression and isolation, dementia and other medical issues. For many people admitting that their body doesn’t work as well as it used to is difficult to come to terms with. No one wants to be told that they are suffering from something that is associated with old age. That is why Duracell is looking to reach out to these people to assist them in getting their hearing problems diagnosed.
During the month of May is National Better Hearing month and Duracell is offering 50,000 free hearing screenings.
The best part about these free screenings offered by Duracell is that they can be done in the comfort of your home. The tests are administered through the National Hearing Test are done over the phone. The tests help determine if your hearing is at normal range, slightly below the normal range or substantially below the normal range and if more in depth study is needed by a health professional.
Being able to do the hearing test at home and in private will help eliminate the embarrassment felt by many people. This test is very important for people experiencing any type of hearing loss. Taking the first step in addressing this issue is identifying the problem. Duracell is making this very easy. All you have to do is call 1-844-9-Duracell to take the free hearing test. You can also go to Duracell.com/StayConnected to view the film “Stay Connected.” This powerful film shows the stories of families that have experienced hearing loss. This is a great way to get the conversation started and to bring hearing loss issues out into the open. Don’t forget to dial 1-844-9-Duracell now to take the free hearing screening! It only takes 4 minutes per one ear!