Hear, Hear: A scientifically validated test allows you to detect the severity of hearing loss without leaving home.
If you — or someone you know — suffers from hearing loss, you know how frustrating the situation can be. And while it may seem like it’s nothing more than a frustration, hearing loss is a serious condition. To find out just how serious, you can now take a free hearing screening via phone thanks to a new partnership between the National Hearing Test and MDHearingAid.
Developed with the support of the National Institute for Deafness and Other Communication Disorders of the National Institutes of Health, the NHT is providing this scientifically validated test that provides anonymous results within 10 minutes. Start off by registering for a free access code at mdhearingaid.com/hearingtest. After dialing in, you’ll listen to three-digit sequences and then use the phone keypad to enter what you hear. If your results indicate slightly below normal or substantially below normal hearing ability, you will be provided with information on how to obtain a more complete evaluation by a certified hearing professional in your local area.
“Fewer than half of the more than 36 million Americans with significant hearing loss have had their hearing tested,” says Dr. Sreekant Cherukuri, founder and CEO of MDHearingAid. “Yet untreated hearing loss frequently leads to a serious decline in quality of life, including social isolation, problems on the job and even symptoms of dementia. This test is a simple and accurate screening that can help users determine whether they need a full in-office evaluation of their hearing.” nationalhearingtest.org, http://www.mdhearingaid.com/hearingtest/
Eating for Health: Learn how to address health issues through culinary medicine and dietary practices.
The Southern Food & Beverage Museum, Eat Fit NOLA and The University of Queensland – Ochsner Clinical School have formed a new teaching partnership and monthly educational programs focusing on preventive health. Join a team of third and fourth year medical students, a chef and a nutritionist from Eat Fit NOLA in the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air at SoFAB on the first Saturday of every month at 2 p.m. to learn more about different health topics.
The October event has already taken place, but the Nov. 5 event — Magic Microbiome — will focus on what bacteria does for our bodies and how it affects our health. Then on Dec. 5, the Sugar Series will take a closer look at the glycemic index and how it affects your health. The series will continue in 2017.
Participation in the classes is free with museum admission ($10.50 for adults, $5.25 for seniors over 60 and free for museum members). 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 267-7490, natfab.org/events
Maria’s Pick — Go for the Greens: Healthy food options have sprouted on Metairie Road.
City Greens — the locally owned, fast-casual restaurant that we all know and love — opened its third location this summer, bringing healthy and convenient food options to the Metairie area. Founded in 2012 by two New Orleans natives, Ben Kazenmaier and Abhi Bhansali, City Greens offers fresh salads, wraps, soups and juices for lunch and dinner. Even better, the company operates its own hydroponic farm (in a 63,000-square-foot plot) to grow lettuce and micro greens for all three locations, and it sources additional ingredients from other local farms and suppliers. Most of the menu changes with the season and what’s fresh from the farms, and all food is made fresh daily. “I love the build your own Lacinato kale salad,” says New Orleans Living publisher, Maria Muro. “It’s also really cool that City Greens donated all of the proceeds from opening day at its Metairie Road location to local nonprofit, Grow Dat Youth Farm.”