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Wake Forest mayor proclaims May ‘Better Hearing Month’

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WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones earlier this month recognized Better Hearing Month in the town with a proclamation. 

May is National Better Hearing Month. The American Academy of Audiology is encouraging the public to contact an audiologist if they suspect hearing loss for themselves or any of their loved ones. 

“The town of Wake Forest is proud and honored to have audiologists offering quality education and health care services to its citizens,” the proclamation said, encouraging residents to recognize the work of local audiologists.  

“Hearing loss is a problem in people of all ages,” said Dr. Samantha Vrooman, audiologist and owner of Wake Audiology. “If you, or your family members experience difficulty in hearing, you should contact an audiologist.”

Vrooman said studies show approximately 15% of American adults aged 20-69 have some trouble with hearing and approximately 28.8 million Americans could benefit from the use of hearing aids.