Hearing clinic to offer free screenings

Western Colorado Hearing Clinic will offer free screenings during an upcoming senior fair in Grand Junction.

The Colorado West of 50 Fair is set for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 24 at Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St.

Jennifer Bebee, an audiologist who operates Western Colorado Hearing Clinic, said screenings are important to detect not only hearing loss, but also what could be other medical problems.

Recent research has linked hearing loss to everything from cardiovascular disease to dementia to diabetes, Bebee said.

“Getting a regular hearing screening isn’t just about your hearing, it’s about your health,” Bebee added. “Many medical diagnoses begin with ear-related complaints. In fact, I was recently able to detect a tumor in a patient through a hearing test.”

Western Colorado Hearing Clinic operates offices at 2139 N. 12th Street, Unit 4. For more information, call 549-4600 or visit www.chearingclinic.com.