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MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Freed
561-297-3022, lfreed@fau.edu

FAU Hosts Free Hearing Screenings on Behalf of National Tinnitus Awareness Week

BOCA RATON, FL (May 6, 2008) Florida Atlantic University’s National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association will be commemorating National Tinnitus Awareness Week on Wednesday, May 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. with free hearing screenings.

The screenings will take place on the fourth floor of FAU’s College of Education building at the Communication Disorders Clinic, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. No appointments are necessary.

It is estimated that 50 million people suffer from tinnitus, and two million people see their doctor every year for tinnitus, or continuous ringing or noise in the ears. Many people with tinnitus do not understand that the condition is manageable and very few are offered treatment options. Because of this fact, Dr. Ali Danesh is opening up his clinic to tinnitus sufferers as a way to offer treatment options.

Danesh, the director of audiology at the FAU Speech and Hearing Clinic, has not only been conducting tinnitus research, but he has been lending support to tinnitus sufferers for the past 10 years. Some of his research data will be presented at the ninth annual International Tinnitus Seminar in Gothenburg, Sweden this summer.

Since 1927, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has celebrated Better Hearing and Speech Month each May.   This month of awareness is also a good time to analyze hearing and hearing loss, as an estimated 30 million Americans have hearing loss that can be treated.  

For more information, visit www.coe.fau.edu/csd/tinnitus.htm , send an e-mail to tinnitus@fau.edu or call the Communication Disorders Clinic at 561-297-2258 .

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