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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: May 13, 2016 11:59 AM
From: Senator Lisa M. Boscola
To: All Senate members
Subject: Resolution - May 2016 as Better Hearing Month in Pennsylvania
I will soon be reintroducing a resolution to recognize May 2016 as “Better Hearing Month” in Pennsylvania, and I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor.

Optimum performance and health of the human body is improved by the ability of a person to understand communication, and be aware of sounds within his or her environment. People with hearing loss have been known to exhibit an increased incidence of other health issues, such as early onset dementia, depression, anxiety or difficulties with job performance.

Amplifying one’s hearing can lead to a more productive life as a result of being able to hear and understand others.

Damage to hair cells in the cochlea can cause permanent hearing problems which may be treated by hearing aids. Such aids help to increase a person's participation in an abundance of activities.

This resolution is intended to recognize the importance of educating the public about having regular hearing screenings, and recognize May as Better Hearing Month. It is a reintroduction of SR 126 of 2015.

Introduced as SR379