Audiologist Clukey to speak on hearing loss at next Dexter Tea Talks

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DEXTER — At 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 12, Chris Clukey, MA, CCC-A, certified audiologist from Dover Audiology, will speak at the Dexter Age-Friendly Tea Talks at Gatherings 4 Maine Street.


Hearing loss is common among people 60-plus years of age.  One third of people ages 61-70 and two thirds of those over the age of 70 have diminished hearing.  Although hearing loss may be natural as we age, it is not a loss to be ignored.


When treatment for hearing loss using hearing aids or cochlear implants is neglected, there are several negative results. Hearing loss causes fatigue, stress, tension and depression as a person strains to hear.  Avoidance of social situations, some social rejection and loneliness are common. Alertness is reduced, and memory and learning abilities are decreased. Dementia and falls are significant risk factors for those with untreated diminished hearing.


Clinically certified audiologist Clukey is native to the Highlands area of Maine having grown up on a farm in Guilford.  He graduated with his professional degree from the University of Memphis, one of the top 10 schools for audiology education.  He worked in Fredericton, New Brunswick for five years before returning home to Maine 17 years ago to begin his own private practice and care for some of his aging family members.


Besides working to help people with hearing impairments in his Dover-Foxcroft facility, Clukey provides audiological services to the hospital in Lincoln. He provides screenings and a full-range of hearing evaluations as well as modern, comfortable and affordable hearing instruments to those who need them.  Clukey provides person-centered care so as to discover the best solution for the needs of each individual.


Come to hear his lively and informative presentation, visit with friends, make new friends and enjoy free tea, coffee and muffins on March 12.

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