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Session slated for April 16
March 29, 2012 – Harris, N.Y. – Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) announced its next free support group session for individuals suffering from hearing loss supported by the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). The session will be on Monday, April 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at CRMC’s main Harris campus in the Garden Level meeting room, located across from the cafeteria. The group sessions, held quarterly, offer advice, encouragement and education to individuals with hearing loss.


According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 36 million Americans (17 percent) have some degree of hearing loss, making it the largest public health issue after heart disease and arthritis.


CRMC’s Hearing Loss Support Group is facilitated by Dr. Deborah Lynn, a local audiologist, and provides individuals with the latest information about the impact of hearing loss, the technology options available, and it also provides a unique forum for individuals to discuss strategies to manage hearing loss.


Registration is not necessary. For more information, contact Ms. Stephanie Morse at


HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. HLAA is working to eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss and raise public awareness about the need for prevention and the importance of regular hearing screenings throughout life. To learn more about the HLAA, visit

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