The following information was provided by the Marshall Home Fund:
The Marshall Home Fund and the Watertown Council on Aging are sponsoring “Hearing Loss 101” — a free presentation for older adults and their service providers — on Friday, Nov. 16 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Watertown Public Library.
Hearing loss is a huge issue, affecting approximately one third of 65- to 74-year-olds and one half of people 75 and older. Jonathan O’Dell, an acclaimed speaker who is Director of Communications and Technology Services of the Mass Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, will provide information and answer questions about this important topic.
Attendees will learn about the causes of hearing loss, its connection to dementia, and new tools that can make life easier, such as a hearing aid/ smart phone interface and visual smoke, carbon monoxide and doorbell alerts.
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