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House Research Institute Invites the Public to 'Hear the Difference and Experience the World Without Sound'

WHAT: House Research Institute invites the public of all ages to come to The Grove for a free family event to promote better hearing health called “Hear the Difference - Experience the World without Sound.”

Today there are more than 36 million adults in America with reported cases of hearing loss; millions more cases remain unreported. Hearing loss cases among adolescents has increased 30% over the course of the last decade, now affecting an estimated one in five teenagers.

Have you ever thought about what you would do if you couldn’t hear?

ACTIVITIES:
Isolation Booth – step inside a novel plexi-glass booth display and experience what people with hearing loss miss in their everyday surroundings.
Free Hearing Screenings - sign-up to get a free 15-minute hearing screening, and receive a copy of your results.
Hearing Simulator – “experience” hearing loss with an interactive computer program.
Drawing – Prizes will be announced each hour; many of them donated by participating stores at The Grove.

INTERVIEW: Dr. John House, House Clinic Physician and House Research Institute President

WHEN: Media Preview and Live Shots – April 27 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Open to the public - April 28-29 at 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Live Shots available for weekend morning news programs

WHERE: The Grove - In the park and on Gilmore Lane
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

BACKGROUND: The House Research Institute, formerly the House Ear Institute, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with hearing loss and related disorders through scientific research, patient care, and the sharing of knowledge. Institute scientists research the auditory system, at the level of function, as well as at the cellular, molecular and genetic levels. We also explore the neurological interactions between the auditory system and brain, and study ways to improve auditory implants, diagnostics, clinical treatments and intervention methods. We share our knowledge with the scientific and medical communities as well as the general public through our education and outreach programs.