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Rocky Mountain Audiology to award hearing aids prize

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EDWARDS — Hearing loss is a silent disability that affects more than 31.5 million people each year in the U.S. Fortunately, about 95 percent of those suffering from hearing loss can be helped with the use of hearing aids, according to the American Speech Language Association.

To help, Rocky Mountain Audiology and Dr. Daria Stakiw have teamed up to donate a free pair of hearing instruments to one deserving person within the Vail Valley community.

“This is our way of giving back, and a great opportunity to significantly change the life of someone living in a world of silence,” Stakiw said. “I am honored to have the resources and the ability to make a difference and improve someone’s life. It’s the best way I know how to give back to the community.”

Gift of Hearing

To participate in the Gift of Hearing program, submit an essay of 400 words or less, describing why you or someone you know would benefit from receiving a pair of hearing devices.

The winner of the Gift of Hearing program will be selected based on:

• Hearing need

• Financial need

• Opportunity to impact recipient’s life

• Opportunity to impact the lives of people with whom they interact

• A photo

The contest will run through Dec. 15. The winner will be notified by Dec. 21.

For more information, please call Rocky Mountain Audiology at 970-926-6660.

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