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PRINTER'S NO. 1002
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE RESOLUTION
No.
172
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY BOSCOLA, COSTA, FONTANA, HUGHES, BLAKE, BREWSTER,
DINNIMAN, TARTAGLIONE, MENSCH, AUMENT, BROWNE, KILLION,
MARTIN, PHILLIPS-HILL, SCAVELLO AND J. WARD, JUNE 17, 2019
INTRODUCED AND ADOPTED, JUNE 17, 2019
A RESOLUTION
Commending the Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology for its efforts
to educate Pennsylvanians about the importance of having
regular hearing screenings, and recognizing the month of May
2019 as "Better Hearing Month" in Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, Optimum performance and health of the human body
depends on the ability of individuals to hear and understand
communication and other environmental sounds; and
WHEREAS, Damage to hair cells in the cochlea cause hearing
loss that may be treated by hearing aids or cochlear implants
which improve an individual's ability to hear and understand;
and
WHEREAS, Hearing aids or cochlear implants can drastically
improve an individual's quality of life; and
WHEREAS, Hearing loss is hard to detect due to its slow
progression; and
WHEREAS, Doctors of audiology are licensed professionals
uniquely trained to assess, identify, diagnose and treat hearing
loss; and
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WHEREAS, Regular hearing screenings can identify certain
hearing problems that may be remedied before they become
permanent; and
WHEREAS, The Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology has been a
leader in educating Pennsylvanians about the importance of
having regular hearing screenings; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Senate commend the Pennsylvania Academy of
Audiology for its efforts to educate Pennsylvanians about the
importance of having regular hearing screenings; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That the Senate recognize the month of May 2019 as
"Better Hearing Month" in Pennsylvania.
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