Columbia, SC— The Audiology Awareness Campaign® (AAC) recently announced its fifth annual “Listen Up America“® Week, a national hearing screening campaign that is scheduled for May 14-18, 2012 across the United States.

This weeklong national event provides audiologists and hearing health professionals an opportunity to raise consumer awareness about hearing loss and hearing loss prevention.

The annual campaign involves audiologists from around the country offering free hearing screenings during the May time period. Consumers are directed to contact the registered offices and schedule an appointment during the campaign week.

AAC will provide participating audiologists with camera-ready materials to promote their office in their local area. AAC reports that last year’s campaign was featured in 781 Internet articles and 63 newspaper articles.

To participate in the campaign, call 800-445-8629 or email [email protected] to register your office, hospital, or clinic.

AAC is a nonprofit audiology advocacy group that is currently sponsored by Widex, Phonak, Oticon, GN ReSound, and Starkey Hearing Instruments.

AAC board members include Kathy Landau Goodman, AuD; Sheri Weiner, AuD; Perry C. Hanavan, AuD; Colonel Nancy Vause, PhD; David Citron III, PhD; and Monica A. Mejia.

SOURCE: Audiology Awareness Campaign