HARRISBURG, Pa., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Labor & Industry's Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will host a hearing loss expo in Butler County on Friday, March 30 featuring more than 50 organizations from across Pennsylvania, Labor & Industry Secretary Julia Hearthway announced today.
"The expo is a great opportunity for citizens to learn about hearing loss, technology and the services Pennsylvania offers," Hearthway said. "It's also an opportunity to educate family, friends and service providers who are in contact with people who are deaf or hard of hearing."
The expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Four Points Sheraton Pittsburgh North in Mars. The expo is free and open to the public; registration is not required.
More than 50 organizations will exhibit various programs, services and technology demonstrations to assist citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing. Free hearing screenings and informational presentations will be available throughout the day.
"The deaf and hard of hearing community will be able to access resources and connect with service providers from all across Pennsylvania at the expo," Hearthway said. "We're thrilled that the deaf and hard of hearing community will have the ability to come together and obtain information about programs and services that might not be available to them otherwise."
For more information, visit www.dli.state.pa.us/odhh and click on "Hearing Loss Expo."
Media contact: Lindsay Bracale, 717-787-7530
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry