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Raising Awareness of the Link Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

To help raise awareness of the link between diabetes and hearing loss – and to encourage people with diabetes to get their hearing checked – The Hearing Professionals is participating in American Diabetes Association Alert Day, which takes place this year on March 27, 2012.

American Diabetes Association Alert Day is a one-day “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Free Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

As part of its efforts, The Hearing Professionals will be urging people with diabetes to take the Across America Hearing Check Challenge to help determine if they need a comprehensive hearing test by a hearing healthcare professional. Hearing loss is about twice as common in adults with diabetes compared to those who do not have the disease. Yet hearing screenings oftentimes are not part of the regular regimen of care that people with diabetes routinely receive.

This year, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) will be encouraging people to take a new and improved Diabetes Risk Test by driving them to Facebook, where they can also ask questions, engage with the ADA community, and share the test with friends and loved ones. Although American Diabetes Association Alert Day is a one-day event, the Diabetes Risk Test is available year-round.

The Hearing Professionals is also urging hearing healthcare professionals across the country to take part by encouraging their clients to take the Diabetes Risk Test and to take it themselves. The new Diabetes Risk Test asks users to answer simplequestions about weight, age, family history, and other potential risks for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Preventative tips are provided for everyone who takes the test, including encouraging those at high risk to talk with their healthcare provider.

We at The Hearing Professionals feel strongly about the American Diabetes Association Alert Day and will be providing free hearing examinations not only on March 27, 2012, but for the remainder of the month of March, 2012. If you would like to schedule your free hearing examination, please call The Hearing Professionals today at (414) 332-3377 and tell them that you want to participate in the American Diabetes Association Alert Day.

For more information on the American Diabetes Association Alert Day, click here: http://bit.ly/i0u0NA.

About Adam Bernstein

Adam Bernstein is the owner of The Hearing Professionals, Milwaukee's premier hearing healthcare facility. As the owner of The Hearing Professionals, Mr. Bernstein has over 20 years of experience in the hearing healthcare industry. He began his career in 1995 at GN Danavox, one of the largest hearing aid manufacturers in the world. After leaving Danavox, Mr. Bernstein opened two hearing healthcare offices in Chicago, IL. In 2001 he moved to Milwaukee, WI and opened The Hearing Professionals. In 2008 he added a second Wisconsin office in the town of Brookfield. Today The Hearing Professionals is the largest private audiology practice in SE Wisconsin. Mr. Bernstein has written numerous articles on hearing healthcare which has appeared in newspapers throughout the country and has been interviewed by news programs regarding advances in the hearing industry. Mr. Bernstein a member of Unitron’s Customer Advisory Board and a graduate of The University of Minnesota. You can email him at adam@icanhearthat.com and you can visit The Hearing Professionals at www.icanhearthat.com.

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