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DIRECTOR - Katherine Belknap
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 930
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Heart Disease and Hearing Loss Linked, So Get Your Hearing Checked for World Heart Day, BHI Advises

Washington, DC, September 19, 2013 - Gen Xers and baby boomers should no longer ignore their hearing loss, says the Better Hearing Institute (BHI), which is raising awareness of the link between cardiovascular and hearing health in recognition of World Heart Day on September 29th. A growing body of research shows that a person’s hearing health and cardiovascular health frequently correspond.



Prevention of Hearing Loss From Noise - 
This 12 page guide explains how noise contributes to hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and how to prevent noise-induced hearing loss.

Your Guide to Tinnitus - 
This 14 page guide covers: definitions, causes, impact of tinnitus, treatments, practical tips for managing tinnitus and some good self-help references.

Career Publications

Publications on Hearing Loss and Careers

Kochkin, S. The Efficacy of Hearing Aids in Achieving Compensation Equity in the Workplace, The Hearing Journal, Volume 63 (10), October 2010, pp 19-28 
Download PDF (2.6 MB)

Kochkin, S. Assisting Employees with Hearing Loss. Reprinted from the Society for Human Resource Management (, August 2010


Click here to download "Your Guide to Tinnitus"

Richard Tyler, PhD
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


Tinnitus is the perception of a sound that has no external source. Some of the more common sounds reported are: ringing, humming, buzzing, and cricket-like.

Fun Facts

Here are some fun facts about hearing loss in childhood

Childhood Hearing Loss

Coming soon!

Hearing Loss Facts

Coming soon! 


Steve Begor - Executive


In the 60's and 70's Steve was considered one of the best local promotion men in the country and was instrumental in breaking several hit records and artists: Charlie Daniels, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Stylistics, Stories, Ray Stevens to name a few. He held promotional executive positions at Chess/Janus Records, Tara Records and Polydor Records.