Beltone recognizes World Hearing Day offering free hearing tests; support through the Beltone Foundation

March 02, 2021

Millions of Americans leave their hearing loss untreated. On this year’s World Hearing Day on March 3, Beltone urges everyone to put their hearing to the test.

Glenview, Ill  – In the spirit of World Hearing Day (March 3), Beltone, the nation’s leading hearing care retailer, urges anyone who suspects that they (or someone they care about) may be experiencing hearing loss to get their hearing tested. Arranged by the World Health Organization, World Hearing Day is an annual awareness event to promote treatment of hearing loss. This year’s theme is “Hearing care for all.”

Beltone offers free, professionally conducted hearing tests via its network of 1,500 locations nationwide. If unable to visit a Beltone practice, a quick hearing screening is available online.

According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 40 million American adults report some trouble hearing. Yet nearly 30 million people with hearing loss who could benefit from hearing aids don’t use them.

“Too many are not getting the hearing care they need and are missing out on the benefits that hearing brings to quality of life, health, and well-being,” says Mike Halloran, Beltone’s President. “We encourage everyone who is having hearing difficulties to stop by anytime to get a free hearing test. It’s the first vital step for hearing care.”

Halloran also notes that the Beltone Hearing Care Foundation has been donating a set of hearing aids every day in 2021 through the dedication of Beltone practice owners and hearing care professionals. Both individuals and organizations are eligible to receive assistance from the Foundation. Since 2016, the Beltone Foundation has donated more than 3,600 sets of hearing aids.

For health and safety, every Beltone location has put stringent COVID-19 precautions into place.


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