The Wood County Humane Society Holds 2nd Annual Holiday Greenery Fundraiser…
The Wood County Humane Society Holds 2nd Annual Holiday Greenery Fundraiser
(Bowling Green) – The weather is getting colder and the holidays are upon us. Celebrate the upcoming season in a new way by benefiting The Wood County Humane Society (WCHS.) The WCHS has teamed up with Lynch Creek Farms to help decorate your household for all the holiday festivities.
The fundraiser has already started and will run through December 26th. Take a look at the beautiful and stylish decorations from Lynch Creek Farm. Wreaths, garland, centerpieces and trees are just a few of the items that can be purchased. 20% of all sales will go to The WCHS. To begin shopping, visit: www.lcffundraising.com/teams/159393.
The WCHS, located in Bowling Green, Ohio, is a private, non-profit managed admission shelter providing care for homeless and abused pets and investigating cruelty complaints in Wood County. The organization receives no funding from government organizations, The United Way, or national humane organizations, instead relying on earned revenue and the generosity of individual donors and businesses to fund our programs such as Safe Haven and food assistance programs, spay/neuter transport, and educational presentations. The WCHS provides care for hundreds of animals each year—from dogs and cats, to horses, goats, and pocket pets. All animals admitted into our adoption program are housed and cared for as long as it takes to find their fur-ever home. For more information on adopting and/or volunteering, see:
Hearing loss is a problem for people of all ages…….
Hearing Loss, by Ellen Hambley, Audiologist, ENT & Allergy Specialists of Northwest Ohio
Have you noticed a difficulty hearing? Do you find yourself frustrated in noisy situations, or having trouble following the conversation and understanding the people speaking to you? Are you frequently asking people to repeat themselves in conversation?
According to a 2016 study by the National Institutes of Health NIDCD, approximately 15 percent (37.5 million) of American adults aged 20 to 69 years have trouble hearing and 28.8 million could benefit from the use of hearing aids. As the baby boomer population ages, more Americans are facing hearing health challenges. Growing numbers of younger Americans are also reporting hearing problems. While age is still the greatest factor in hearing loss, many younger people experience hearing problems due to exposure to loud music and other high levels of noise, including occupational noise.
Many Americans are exposed to loud noises on the job. For instance, landscape professionals, construction workers and mechanics are consistently exposed to high levels of sound from loud equipment. If you work or frequently spend time in a noisy place, or listen to music at loud levels, you could be unconsciously damaging your hearing. Noise level is not the only concern—it is also important to be aware of the length of exposure. The louder the noise level, the less time of exposure is required to cause damage. Permanent damage to hearing can result from exposure to loud noises for an extended time, such as standing near speakers at a concert. However, hearing can also be irreversibly damaged after a short burst of explosive noise, such as a gunshot or fireworks. The best way to prevent noise-induced hearing loss is to avoid loud noise as much as possible in addition to protecting your hearing by wearing earplugs in loud environments.
Signs of hearing loss may include:
Needing to turn up the volume of the television or radio and having other family members complain that the volume is too loud
Difficulty understanding the people speaking to you and asking people to repeat themselves
Difficulty with phone conversations and understanding speech over the phone
People telling you that you speak too loudly
Ringing in the ears
Audiologists are the experts in hearing health. Hearing aids are not always the only or recommended solution; therefore, it is important to see an audiologist to further determine the appropriate treatment. Sometimes hearing loss is temporary in nature or a symptom of another illness or disease. An audiologist will run various forms of diagnostic testing to determine the type and degree of hearing loss and will be able to recommend treatment.
Hearing loss is a problem for people of all ages. If you or any of your family members are experiencing difficulty hearing, having a hearing evaluation completed by a qualified audiologist is the first step in understanding the appropriate treatment plan for your hearing loss.
Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “The Rain of God” based on John 18:33-37……………
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore
On Christ the King Sunday, November 15, Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “The Rain of God” based on John 18:33-37 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore at 10:15 a.m. Please join us. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb
On Christ the King Sunday, November 15, Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “The Rain of God” based on John 18:33-37 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb at 8:00 a.m. Please join us. A joint adult Sunday School class with the McComb United Methodist Church begins at 9:15 a.m.