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NOTL Hearing Show at community centre May 1
Hear Better Niagara will host a "hearing show" at the Niagara-on-the-Lake community centre May 1. (Pexels image)

Just about every month is dedicated to something these days — or a variety of things — and May is no different, having been dubbed "Speech and Hearing Month" by Speech-Language & Audiology Canada.

The organization dedicates the month to raising public awareness about communication health and encouraging people to “speak well, hear well, live well.”

In Niagara-on-the-Lake, hearing clinic owner Gus Koroneos is doing his part to make sure the movement isn’t falling on deaf ears by hosting a hearing show at the community centre May 1.

“What better way to kick off better hearing month than a free event to the public educating people on hearing loss and how it affects one's health?” Koroneos said.

He thinks NOTL residents — many of them who are older  — could benefit from learning what options are available to improve their quality of life.

"We will be having two hearing manufacturers, Signa and Starkey, as well as us, Hear Better Niagara at the NOTL Hearing Show," Koroneos said.

There will be presentations by audiologists and hearing instrument specialists from Starkey and Signia, he added. "Both lectures will be discussing hearing loss and how it affects your overall health and well-being, as well as new technologies and how we can help one's hearing and their overall quality of life."

The show will include a morning session with registration starting at 9 a.m. and lectures beginning at 10 a.m. A repeat of the morning session starts at 1 p.m.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided at noon, catered by Sweets & Swirls Cafe.

Part of the proceeds from any sales or bookings made during the event will be donated to the St. Davids Lions Club and the NOTL Legion (branch 124).

“As a locally owned business we believe in giving back to the community,” Koroneos said.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 1 at the NOTL Community Centre.