Free hearing and ear health screenings will be offered in Bournemouth on 14 November as a spin off from this year’ British Academy of Audiology (BAA) annual conference.
The BAA has teamed up with Starkey Hearing Technologies to provide the testing between 10am and 2pm at The Triangle.
Locals can also find out more about sensible noise exposure by having the volume of their headphones measured.
The project is part of a strategy to raise hearing and ear health awareness ahead of BAA’s annual conference which is taking place at Bournemouth International Centre 16-17 November 2017.
BAA is the largest organisation for professionals in hearing and balance in the UK. It is the academy’s 14th annual conference, and its first return to Bournemouth since 2014.
The two-day event is expected to bring 700 delegates from all over the UK and Claire Benton, board lead for conference said: “We are looking forward to returning to Bournemouth for our annual conference. We first held a public engagement event at our conference last year in Glasgow, and it was so popular that we are bringing it to Bournemouth to talk all things audiology to everyone.”
The conference is also expected to generate an estimated £500,000 for the local economy through business tourism.
“We are delighted British Academy of Audiology is returning to Bournemouth this year,” said Pat Coyne, BH Live’s director of venues and events. “The annual conference is a key event in the audiology calendar and we hope lots of people will come along to the free screenings ahead of the conference to learn more about the importance of good ear health.”