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Occupational Hearing Services (OHS), a hearing education company, estimates that 20 percent of the U.S. population has a hearing loss or ringing in the ears, mostly from exposure to loud noise. Often the hearing loss is so subtle that the people around the victim notice if first--the person with the problem is the last to know. The company sponsors a telephone hearing test through hospitals and hearing clinics across the United States. Callers dial a local number (using a high-quality phone) and listen for several tones. To find the number nearest you, write OHS, Dept. of Public Affairs, 16 S. Orange St., Media, Pa. 19063 or call (215) 565-6114.
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Title Annotation:telephone hearing test
Publication:Science News
Date:Jun 8, 1985
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