Clinical Audiologist Benjamin L. Wightman Discusses Hearing Loss, Aging And Hearing Protection

Wednesday October 24, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

Over 36 million Americans suffer from hearing loss - That is over 4 times the amount of people living in New York City! Over 18 million of these individuals are under the age of 65.

Ben Wightman, UM audiologist, will discuss problems with hearing, how to preserve and protect one's hearing, personal amplification, tinnitus, as well as various assistive devices related to audiology. This event is co-sponsored by the U-M Council for Disability Concerns as part of the Council's Investing in Ability Week.

Benjamin L. Wightman worked at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, in private practice, and with the Department of Veteran Affairs prior to joining the University of Michigan as a Clinical Audiologist last year. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Michigan State University and a Doctor of Audiology Degree from Northwestern University. He is a current member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology.