Free Hearing Screenings for Central Oregon Residents


Central Oregon Audiology is offering free hearing screenings to new patients, 12 years and older, throughout the month of May in honor of Better Hearing Month. The goal is to raise awareness about hearing loss treatment and the challenges facing those who have limited hearing.

The screenings will be offered in Bend, Redmond, Burns and Prineville. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Central Oregon Audiology at 541-389-6669.

“Both regular hearing checkups and the protection of your existing hearing are key to preserving your hearing health,” says Jeanette VanKessel, Audiologist and founder of Central Oregon Audiology. “And for those who are living with untreated hearing loss, Better Hearing Month is a good time to learn more about recent technological, surgical and therapy advances. Today’s devices are vastly superior to those of even just a few years ago.”

Figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) released in February 2013 show that hearing impairment is now more widespread than ever. Over 360 million people around the world are afflicted with disabling hearing loss-a number that includes one-third of people over age 65 and a staggering 32 million children. Half of all cases can be avoided through prevention.

“We’re seeing a growing number of younger people who have issues with their hearing,” says VanKessel. “The sooner we can detect hearing issues, the easier it is to treat them and prevent additional hearing damage from occurring.”

More information about the diagnosis of hearing loss, treatment options and prevention can be found at, or call the Audiologists at (541) 389 6669.


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