Sounds of Summer: A Hearing and Speech Event

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HVENT offers info session and free hearing screenings.

Summertime evokes thoughts of fun in the sun: picnics, pools, beaches and vacations. Sunscreen is on everyone’s summer shopping list but summer can be hazardous to more than your skin. Potential risks to your ears from loud sounds such as outdoor concerts, fireworks, lawn mowers and other motorized vehicles are everywhere as well as the impact of air travel and altitude changes which can cause damage — particularly if sinuses and ear canals are already congested from a summer cold or allergies. Hudson Valley Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) is hosting an information session and free hearing screenings for listeners of all ages just in time for the summer months. Join audiologists and physicians at Hudson Valley ENT’s offices on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

“Healthy hearing is important at every season and every stage of life,” says Debra L. Dziedzic, Senior Audiologist, Hudson Valley ENT. “Babies who have trouble hearing don’t learn to speak properly because they need to be able to hear and then copy the sounds made by their parents and others around them. School-age children can learn only if they can hear their teachers. In adults, hearing loss can develop gradually but become noticeable relatively quickly.”

A representative from Phonak, a hearing aid provider, will be in attendance to answer questions and provide additional information about the company’s hearing products. Additionally, Dr. Phillip Massengill, a physician at Hudson Valley ENT and professionally trained opera singer, will provide a demonstration and information on vocal cords. Light refreshments will be provided.

Hudson Valley Ear, Nose & Throat, P.C. is located at 75 Crystal Run Road, Building B, Suite 220, Middletown, NY. For more information, please call 888.350.1368 or visit

About Hudson Valley Ear, Nose & Throat
Hudson Valley Ear, Nose & Throat, P.C., has been redefining the healthcare experience in the Hudson Valley for more than ten years. Its board-certified physicians, supported by licensed audiologists and dedicated staff, have established a reputation for superior care in treating patients with allergies, gastroesophageal reflux, thyroid and parathyroid disorders, hearing and balance disorders, nasal and sinus disease, head and neck cancer, sleep apnea, snoring, and pediatric ear and throat disorders.

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