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This monthly series is a partnership of the New Pittsburgh Courier, Community PARTners (a core service of the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute—CTSI), the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh and the UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion. All articles can be accessed online at the New Pittsburgh Courier website. These pages will provide you with valuable information on health topics that may affect you, your family or friends and also connect you to local health initiatives and resources.

This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page examines hearing and hearing loss. Jennifer Jones, MPH, community engagement coordinator with CTSI, and Esther L. Bush, president and CEO of the Urban League, discussed this important aspect of our health.

JJ: Good afternoon, Ms. Bush. I hope you’re staying warm in this frigid Pittsburgh winter! This month we are taking a more specific look at a health topic that sometimes does not get much attention—hearing health. Hearing is one of our five key senses. I know that it’s a part of my health that I take for granted every day.

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