Attendees of the Hearing Health Fair hosted by Cochlear Americas, (US headquarters in Centennial, Colo) on June 26 will hear first-hand accouts from people who were once deaf or hard of hearing but have since had their hearing restored via a cochlear implant, and learn about hearing health and hearing solutions from audiologists, physicians, and hearing specialists.

Presenters will discuss why hearing loss occurs and why hearing aids may no longer be enough for some. Treatment options will be spotlighted during information sessions and live demonstrations of the latest hearing technologies.

Refreshments will be served.

The event will be held from 9 am to 3 pm at the Kentucky International Convention Center, Room 101, 221 Fourth St, Louisville, Ky.

Preliminary schedule of events:

10:45 am to  12:15 pm: Surgeon and Cochlear Implant User Panel- Panel discussion with cochlear implant surgeons and cochlear implant users.

12:45 pm to 1:30 pm: Life after a Cochlear Implant- Learn about living with cochlear implants and hear stories of other Kentuckians who have successfully had their hearing restored with a
cochlear implant.

2 pm to 2:45 pm: Hearing Loss and Relationships- Personal stories of how hearing loss affects loved ones and how to manage.

Kentucky ranks third per capita nationally with more than 646,000 people who are identified as deaf or hard of hearing (Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing).

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders,
aging plays a significant role in hearing loss. Rates of hearing loss jump from 18% for ages 45 to 64, to 30% for ages 65 to 74, and 47% for those 75 and older.

For more information or to register, go to or call (877) 432-7844).

[Source: Cochlear Americas]