Treating Hearing Loss on the San Francisco Peninsula, California Hearing Center, Supports Oticon's "At the Heart of It” Campaign

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San Francisco Bay Area's audiology experts, California Hearing Center, announces Oticon's "At the Heart of It" campaign to motivate healthy choices for the heart that provide life-changing benefits.

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A study published in the American Journal of Audiology found that the negative influence of impaired cardiovascular health on both the peripheral and central auditory system has the potential to affect an individual’s capacity to hear.

February is National Heart Health Month, a time when communities across the country join together to raise awareness for heart disease and promote healthy lifestyles. California Hearing Center is teaming up with hearing aid manufacturer, Oticon, to support the worthy cause during February and March by donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Intiga hearing devices to the American Heart Association.

“A study published in the American Journal of Audiology found that the negative influence of impaired cardiovascular health on both the peripheral and central auditory system has the potential to affect an individual’s capacity to hear. The same study found that a healthy cardiovascular system--a person’s heart, arteries and veins--can have a positive effect on hearing,” Audiologist Darcy Benson, Au.D., of California Hearing Center said. “This gives us even more incentive to take steps to improve our heart and hearing health during the National Heart Month in February.”

Oticon's commitment to putting People First supports hearing care and hearing solutions that empower people to continue to take an active role in life. Untreated hearing loss can result in increased stress, isolation and depression--factors that contribute to an increased risk of heart disease. By raising awareness for heart disease and taking positive steps to reduce risk, the campaign aims to educate and inspire people to adopt healthy heart and healthy hearing lifestyles. Through the "At the Heart of It" campaign, Oticon hopes to motivate other healthy choices that provide life-changing benefits.

Oticon also invites people to share stories and experiences about healthy living at http://www.oticonusa.com/peoplefirst.

Since 1969, California Hearing Center has served the San Francisco Bay Area with expertise in audiology services. This includes hearing tests, hearing aids, hearing protection, recreational and occupational devices, and products for musicians.

California Hearing Center carries most major brands of hearing aids, including Oticon, Lyric, Phonak, Starkey and Widex. These manufacturers are at the leading edge of hearing aid design and manufacturing. Intiga is the newest, super tiny, ultra sleek, high-performance hearing device from Oticon.

To learn more about any of California Hearing Center’s products or services, call 650-227-4705 or view California Hearing Center on the web at http://www.calhearing.com. California Hearing Center is located at 88 N. San Mateo Drive in San Mateo.

About California Hearing Center

California Hearing Center is dedicated to the field of hearing care. The center features the expertise and advanced technology necessary to ensure that people get the most thorough hearing evaluation possible and that individual needs are assessed. It ensures that clients get the right kind of hearing system: one that fits their unique lifestyle, one that is comfortable and one that meets their needs, whether that is to improve hearing, to protect hearing or to enhance the enjoyment of music. California Hearing Center helps improve the quality of life for those with hearing loss.

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Dale Watanabe
California Hearing of San Mateo
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