Friday, April 30, 2010

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When you signup for the FREE Windows Live Sky Drive, you get 25 GB of online space that can be used for backup of files or as a way to share files among multiple users or between many computers. I use the Sky Drive to share files between my main computer and my netbook.

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FREE Car Seat Safety Checks 5/6 10am-2:30pm Pontiac RSVP

FREE Car Seat Safety Checks at Pontiac Fire Department

Beaumont Children's Hospital is offering FREE car seat safety checks by certified child passenger safety technicians. They will check your car seat placement to ensure optimum safety! To make an appointment please call 248-898-0157 today!

This is event happens for May 6, 2010 from 10AM 'till 2:30PM at Pontiac Fire Department - Station 6 at 55 W. Walton Blvd in Pontiac.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

FREE Faith-Based Movie Screening of "Just Wright" 5/10 7:30pm Birmingham

Attend a FREE Faith Based Movie Screening of "Just Wright" on May 10th
You and a guest are cordially invited to attend an exclusive screening of the film "Just Wright" staring Queen Latifah and Common sponsored by the Detroit Faith Community.
Monday, May 10, 2010 at the Uptown Palladium in Birminham, MI at 7:30pm.
Click here to RSVP.

Also get your FREE Common Mix download of over 50 minutes of music inspired by the movie by clicking here.

Living for the (FREE) Weekend in Metro Detroit - April 30th - May 2nd

Here is a highlight of the FREE activities you can do this weekend in the metro Detroit area and beyond:

On Friday, the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy will celebrate its "opening day" with free carousel rides for the public throughout Friday and raffles throughout the weekend for VIP seating passes for the soon-to-be announced national act concerts at this year's Detroit River Days festival, which takes place June 18-21.

The International Women's Show at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi from Friday April 29th thru Sunday, May 2nd. While supplies last Panera Bread is offering $1 off coupons at the metro Detroit locations. Also on Sunday, May 2, Panera Bread will pass out complimentary mini Strawberry & Cream Scones to the first 200 people to enter the show.

Saturday is going to be very busy and very FREE in the D!

Take your kids make a FREE Mother's Day Bead project at your local Michaels between 1-3pm.

Saturday is also Comic Book Day! Go to a participating Comic Book store in the area and get a FREE comic book just for coming.

Teacher appreciation week is this week! Bring your child to Lowe's this Saturday between 10-11am, and they can make a cool FREE School House. Add a Lowe's gift card and it's the perfect gift for their teacher! RSVP is required.

Take your kids to the Home Depot between 9am and noon for their FREE Kids Workshop where kids will build a Picket Fence Planter.

Saturday is also FREE Acupuncture Day at the Community Health Acupuncture Center in Livonia. From 10am to 2pm, the CHAC will take appointments for this free service for new and existing patients. Book your appointment online.

And also on Saturday, the U of D Women's Softball Team will take on the University of Illinois Chicago at 1pm. The game is FREE to watch.

On Sunday, You can watch the FREE game of the U of D Women's Softball Team vs University of Illinois - Chicago Detroit, MI Noon.

And finally on Sunday, you can party for free at the Sommerset Collection in Troy where they will be celebrating the opening of some new stores with free food and drink and gift card giveaways!

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend,

FREE Party at Somerset Collection 5/2 5-7pm Troy

Come to the south side of Somerset Collection this Sunday, May 2, 5-7 p.m. and help us welcome new stores Tory Burch, Intermix, and Basler! Enjoy champagne and hor's doeuvres, music by DJ powdrblu and gift card giveaways every 10 minutes!! No rsvp necessary, just come party with us!

Click here for more info
2800 West Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 816-2087

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

FREE Comic Book Day 5/1

All you comic book lovers, go to a participating Comic Book Store on May 1st for Comic Book Day!

On Saturday, May 1st participating comic book shops will give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their stores. Learn more at

Here is list of some of the Metro Detroit Comic Book stores that will be participating:

(248) 548-2669

(248) 548-7213

(313) 533-3130

(313) 582-9444

28059 JOHN R RD
(248) 399-3213

(248) 288-5699

(313) 808-4436

FREE Cinco de Mayo Festival and Grand Opening Celebration 5/5 1pm - Mexicantown

MDOT to host grand opening of Mexicantown Bagley Avenue Pedestrian Bridge and Plaza on May 5th at 1pm
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting the grand opening of the Bagley Avenue Pedestrian Bridge and Plaza, a vital link in the Mexicantown community and the latest milestone in the I-75 Gateway Project.

The event will include a ribbon-cutting, community art unveiling and parade across the new pedestrian bridge. There also will be a Cinco de Mayo festival, organized by the Southwest Detroit Business Association and the Detroit Consulate of Mexico, to salute 200 years of Mexican independence.

Business and community leaders
Interested public

WHEN: Wednesday, May 5, 2010
1 p.m. - Cinco de Mayo Festival
2 p.m. - bridge and plaza grand opening

WHERE: Mexicantown Bagley Avenue Pedestrian Bridge and Plaza
Corner of 21st Street and Bagley Avenue

Click here for more information

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

FREE Carousel Rides 4/30 11am on Detroit River Front at Rivard Plaza & VIP Raffles

The RiverWalk Café Opens for the Season on Friday, April 30, 2010 with FREE carousel rides and raffles for VIP tickets

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy will officially open its Rivard Plaza & Pavilion amenities, the RiverWalk Café and its one-of-a-kind Cullen Family Carousel, for the warm-weather season on Friday, April 30 at 11 a.m. The Conservancy will celebrate its "opening day" with free carousel rides for the public throughout Friday and raffles throughout the weekend for VIP seating passes for the soon-to-be announced national act concerts at this year's Detroit River Days festival, which takes place June 18-21.

This year, the RiverWalk Café will debut a revamped menu. The new menu features Michigan and classic favorites such as smoothies, hot dogs, Faygo pop, Better Made potato chips and Stroh's ice cream, as well as healthy selections of fresh salads and wraps.

RiverWalk Café and Cullen Family Carousel Hours
(Rivard Plaza)

Sunday-Thursday 11am to 8pm
Friday and Saturday 11am to 10pm

The Gabriel Richard Park location will offer limited hours, primarily on weekends and special occasions.

Click here for more info

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Monday, April 26, 2010

How To Tweet Your Way to Amazing Travel Deals

Twitter isn't just a networking site, it's a powerful tool that can save you money and change how you plan your travel - Wendy Perrin, Condé Nast Traveler Magazine

While reading my October 2009 Condé Nast Traveler Magazine (yes, I got the subscription for free), I came across a wonderful article written by Wendy Perrin about how to use Twitter to score amazing travel deals. I love Twitter and have used Twitter to get all kinds of great deals and freebies so the article was right up my alley. I liked the article so much that I tore it out of the magazine and kept it so that I could share it now with all of you.

As part of the article, Wendy gave a list of travel companies that she recommends to follow on Twitter. I have created a Twitter list with those companies that all of you can follow by clicking here.


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How to Tweet Your Way to Amazing Deals
by Wendy Perrin /Published October 2009/ Condé Nast Traveler

One evening last summer, 450 people snagged round–trip airline tickets to Europe for a mere $250, including taxes. The spectacularly low fares were available for only a few hours; by the next morning, Delta had discovered its pricing glitch and hiked the fare again. How did those people learn about the deal in time? By following Rick Seaney, CEO of, on Twitter. Other lucky travelers last summer were able to nab $9 JetBlue tickets from JFK to Nantucket and $444 round–trips on United from the West Coast to Australia. How? By watching JetBlue and United on Twitter: Those airlines are giving their followers first dibs on some of their steepest sales.
You may know Twitter only as the butt of late–night comedians’ jokes, and if you haven’t spent much time on Twitter, it’s easy to dismiss it as a silly social–networking fad for narcissists telling one another what they ate for lunch. But I’ve been on Twitter for more than a year now, and I’m here to tell you that the perks you can glean from it are no joke. Ignore it and you’ll miss out on significant travel benefits, including deals you can’t find elsewhere.

The trick to Twitter is figuring out who to follow—meaning, whose Twitter updates (“tweets”) to receive. Follow the right people and you’ve got an instant personalized travel news feed on your mobile phone or computer. You’ll be among the first to hear about airfare sales, get access to steep Twitter–only discounts on hotel rooms or last–minute island–vacation packages, hear timely advice from travel experts, maybe even win a free hotel night, a day pass to an airline lounge club, or bonus frequent–flier miles. Moreover, if you’ve got a complaint about a travel company that has a presence on Twitter, you can lodge it via a tweet. If the company doesn’t resolve the issue, the viral nature of Twitter means that thousands of others can know about your gripe within minutes.
Although you’ll find a gazillion travel entities on Twitter—from tourist boards (e.g., @VisitBritain) to airline lounge clubs (e.g., @AdmiralsClub) to hotel company CEOs (e.g., @SimonFCooper of Ritz–Carlton)—you’d have no reason to follow most of them unless you’re headed to a specific destination. Some, however, are worth following regularly for the information, assistance, or perks that they offer and which you can’t easily find elsewhere. These people and companies use Twitter to answer travelers’ questions, to sell distressed inventory, and/or to resolve complaints.
Click here to follow Wendy's recommended Twitter travel list.
Follow Wendy Perrin on Twitter at

FREE Lowes Build & Grow Workshop for Kids 5/1/10

Teacher appreciation week is this week! Bring your child to Lowe's and they can make this cool School House. Add a Lowe's gift card and it's the perfect gift for their teacher!

As always, this workshop is FREE, but you need to RSVP

Sunday, April 25, 2010

FREE Movie Rentals for Students with Good Grades - Blockbuster Good Grades Program

Blockbuster Good Grades Free Rental program Rewards Student Achievement

Blockbuster values the role that a good education plays in the development of successful youth and strong families. With this in mind, Blockbuster wanted to offer a reward to students for good performance in school.

Students with a B average or better can bring in their original report card, signed by a parent or legal guardian, to a participating BLOCKBUSTER® store and receive one free BLOCKBUSTER Favorites® movie rental. Membership is required for rental.



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Sonia Kashuk Nail Collection debutes at Target: Hot & Cheap

Sonia Kashuk's new Nail Polish line for Target. Photo: Courtesy Sonia Kashuk

Sonia Kashuk Nail Line: Hot and Cheap!

Lately, Target has turned into a "Bargainista Heaven" with the launches of famous designer clothing and shoe collections. Now they have added the bargain nail polish line by celebrity makeup artist Sonia Kashuk.

The Sonia Kashuk line contains 10 gorgeous, chip-resistant shades for nails and toes at only $3.99 each. The fun colors include "Candy Man", "In The Buff", "Purple Rain", "Tutti Fruitti", "Ooh La La", "Smoke and Mirrors", "Ocean Breeze", "Rescue Me", "Space Cadet" and "Tickled Pink".

My favs are "Rescue Me", "Tutti Fruitti", and "Smoke and Mirrors".

The line also includes a top coat and base coat. I think Target has yet another winner with this line and bargainistas everywhere will have hot toes for the summer.

Click here to view all the colors. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

MOVIE REVIEW: Letters to Juliet

Beautiful Eye Candy

Last Tuesday, I went to see an advance screening of "Letters to Juliet" at the Birmingham 8. I received the passes courtesy of Summit Entertainment.
I knew that I would enjoy this film because I like light romantic comedies, filmed in beautiful places, that have happy endings - and this film definitely delivers on all counts.
The story is about wanna-be writer Sophie (played by Amanda Seyfried) who goes to Verona, Italy with her neglectful fiancee (played by Gael Garcia Bernal). While in the city made famous for being the setting of "Romeo and Juliet", Sophie discovers a group of women who have made it their jobs to answer letters written by love-sick woman looking for romantic help from Juliet. Sophie discovers a letter written 50 years ago and decides to answer it. This kicks off a series of events where Claire, the 65 year old letter writer (played by Vanessa Redgrave), follows Sophie's advice and returns to Verona to look for her first love.

The movie follows the adventures of Sophie and Clarie's grandson Charlie (played by Christopher Egan) as they help Claire to find her long lost love and discover love and adventure of their own.

All the actors are just a backdrop for the real star of this movie - the city of Verona and the surrounding countryside. The scenes of Italy in this movie are just beautiful. It is so wonderful to watch that it will make you want to go home, google Verona, and buy some plane tickets. I felt the same way when I watched scenes from the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun".

This movie is pure eye candy - light, funny, and beautiful to watch. "Letters to Juliet" opens in theatres on May 14, 2010.

Friday, April 23, 2010

FREE iTunes download of Planet Earth Episode EXPIRES 4/26

To celebrate Earth Day, the BBC is offering a FREE download of the "Pole to Pole" episode of Planet Earth on iTunes. This offer expires on April 26th.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

FREEISMYLIFE 2010 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Tell Mom you love her - without breaking the bank!

Mother's Day is coming and although your Mom deserves the world, you might not have the cash to give it to her this year. Enter the FREEISMYLIFE Mother's Day Gift Guide with items that range from FREE to $35.

Take a peak and see what you can find....

#1. Give Mom a FREE Shout Out for Mother's Day!!! - courtesy of FREEISMYLIFE

What's better than letting mom see your heart felt thanks displayed for everyone to see.

FREEISMYLIFE is offering an opprotunity for readers to send a shout-out to their moms on the FREEISMYLIFE website.

Send your tribute to with the title "Mother's Day Tribute". Please include your Name, Age, City, State and optional photo.

This offer is limited to the first 50 responses. The tributes will appear in special posts starting the first of May and leading up to Mother's Day.
(Please no crazy stuff, just honest heart-felt thanks)

#2. Only 99 cents for a Custom Made Mother's Day Card from Kodak. Price includes Delivery - code MOM4MOM expires 4/27
code 4MOM expires 5/4

Make the woman in your life a custom photo card for Mother’s Day from Kodak. The card is free and the $.99 shipping charge includes postage.

Click here to get started. Create your custom folded 5×7 card and use the promo code MOM4MOM at checkout (expires 4/27/10) or 4MOM at checkout (expires 5/4/10)

#3. FREE Custom Luggage Tags

This great item was first introduced in my FREEISMYLIFE Valentine Day Guide.

Back again thanks to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, you can make your mom FREE custom luggage tags to use her next trip. Add a photo of the two of you and you are all set.

#4. 15 Tulips and a Glass Vase for $19.99 from

If you listen to the Tom Joyner Morning Show, you had to to heard him talking about the Tom Joyner special on for 15 Tulips in Glass Vase for Mom for only $19.99. Since I LOVE tulips, I am pretty sure your mom will too.
I am not sure when this special expires, so you had better hurry and order today!

#5 Aromatherapy Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint - 10 oz Body Wash, 6.5 oz Body Lotion, 8 oz Sudsing Scrub $26 - Bath and Body Works (added 4/26)

Ever since my best friend gave me a Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy sample, I have been hooked on the stuff. It just smells wonderful and makes you feel totally relaxed.
And right now Bath and Body Works has a buy 2 get 1 free sale going on, so you can get the 10 oz body wash, the 6.5 ox body lotion, and the 8oz sudsing scrub for $26.

#6 Douglas J. Aveda Institute "Stress Relieving Treatment" $35 (added 4/29/10)

Back in January, I did a review of the Stress Relieving Treatment at the Douglas J. Aveda Institute in Royal Oak. The treatment was fabulous and the regular price is only $35 for 90 minutes. Believe me, your mom will be pleased.
For more information on the Douglas J. Aveda Institute spaa and hair services, click here. For a list of their hours and locations, click here.

#7 Moms dine FREE during Mother's Day brunch at Dino's in Ferndale, MI (added 4/29/10)

Taking mom out for brunch on Mother's Day? Why not dine where Mom eats for FREE! Dino's Lounge in Ferdale has a special Mother's Brunch Menu where if Mom's picks from the menu items, she can dine for FREE.

Sunday, May 9th, 9am-3pm. No reservations, first come first served. Click here for info.


#8 Get FREE Tickets to see an advance showing of "Letters to Juliet" on Mother's Day (added 4/30/10)

While you are taking mom out for Mother's Day, why not see a FREE advance screening of "Letters to Juliet". Here are the viewings available in the Detroit Metro area:

Letters to Juliet Advance Showings on Mother's Day

Location: Clinton Township, MI
Location: Clinton Township, MI
Location: Sterling Heights, MI
Location: Sterling Heights, MI
Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Location: Livonia, MI
Location: Southgate, MI
Location: Dearborn, MI
Location: Walled Lake, MI
Location: Waterford, MI
I will be adding to this list as I find more bargains. But you can help out too! If you have some ideas for Mothers Gifts that you want to share, please leave a comment on this post with a link to the item. Bargains only please!

DEAL: Friday is Ladies Night at Great Lakes Art Fair 4/23 NOVI + FREE Drinks, Gift Card, Parking

The Spring 2010 Great Lakes Art Fair is bigger and better than ever! See over 200 booths of artists and displays, including sculpture, painting, ceramics, clothing, jewelry and more!

Friday, April 23rd from 3-9p is Andiamo's Ladies Night Out!

Come out Friday night for Andiamo's Ladies Night Out and ladies get in for only $3.50, admission includes a free drink and Andiamo's gift card worth up to $500 (while supplies last). Enjoy FREE PARKING all weekend long.

Click here for more info

Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, MI

Main Stage
Friday, April 23, 2010
3pm - New Horizons Band (MSU Brass Band)
5:30pm - D.E.P.S.A. Total Kaos Dance Team
7pm - Artist Fashion Show
Saturday, April 24, 2010
10:00 am - Donna Lee Holmand - Singer/Songwriter
11:00 am - Classicality & Calamity, Howell High School Choir
1pm - Artist Fashion Show
2pm - Midnight Blue University of Michigan Women's Glee Club
3pm - Sheila Landis Trio
Sunday, April 25, 2010
11:30am - Mario Messina
12:30pm - Shoreline Sounds Chorus
1:30pm - Artist Fashion Show
2:30pm - Brad McNett Jazz Singer
4pm - The WhatAbouts

DEAL $1 Printer Cartridge Refills at Walgreens TODAY ONLY 4/22

Today only (4/22) at Walgreens: Get your printer cartridge refilled for only $1 with this coupon or you can get the coupon from their in-store ad. The regular price of the refill is $12.99 so this is a really great bargain - just for Earth Day!

Click here to find the cartidge model numbers that Walgreens can refilled.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Living for the (FREE) Weekend in Metro Detroit - April 23rd - April 25th

The Detroit People Mover
Here is a highlight of the FREE activities you can do this weekend in the metro Detroit area and beyond:
Hopefully everyone has RSVP'ed to the FREE Public TV live audience of "Being Strategic". This show will be taped at the PBS headquarters in Wixon this Friday. Executive coach and author, Erika Andersen shares her five key steps to “Being Strategic” in business, relationships and life. FREE dinner will be served at 5:30pm and the taping will begin at 6:30pm.

Ladies, come out Friday for the Great Lakes Art Fair in Novi at the for Andiamo's Ladies Night Out. Ladies get in for only $3.50, admission includes a free drink and Andiamo's gift card worth up to $500 (while supplies last). Enjoy FREE PARKING all weekend.

On Saturday, take the kids to your local Lowes for the FREE "Build and Grow" Clinic. This week the kids will make a Bird Feeder.

On Sunday, The much anticipated Zac Posen Collection will debut at Target nationwide. The prices start at $16.99 and go up to $199.99 for a leather jacket. This collection is expected to sell out fast...
And while you are out, stop by your local Panera Bread to get your discount coupon to next weeks' International Women's Show in Novi.
Also Sunday is the last day for Michigan businesses to enter the Logo Makeover Contest sponsered by Specs Howard School of Media Arts Graphic Design Program. One lucky business will bring their logo into the new digital age so be sure to enter before the deadline.

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend,

Panera Bread offers DISCOUNT to International Women's Show 4/29 - 5/2 + a freebie

Panera Bread of Southeast Michigan Offers Discount to Michigan International Women’s Show plus a freebie on May 2nd
Panera Bread of Southeast Michigan is partnering with the International Women’s Show to offer coupons for $1 off admission to the show. The coupons are available at all metro Detroit Panera Bread locations while supplies last. The show will be held April 29 – May 2 at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi.
On Sunday, May 2, Panera Bread will pass out complimentary mini Strawberry & Cream Scones to the first 200 people to enter the show. Additionally, Panera will hold a cooking demonstration highlighting ways to utilize bread at 12:30 p.m. at the celebrity cooking stage.

To learn more about the Michigan International Women’s Show, visit

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

FREE DPTV Show Taping "Anti-Cancer" 5/8 Wixon - RSVP Required

You are invited to be a member of the studio audience for the taping of this national Public Television special, “Anti-Cancer”.

Where: Detroit Public TV’s Riley Broadcast Center, 1 Clover Court Wixom MI 48393

Date: Saturday, May 8, 2010

Time: 10 AM Audience Arrival, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM Taping and Q&A

Within all of us is the potential to develop cancer. But, did you know that there is something you can do to give your body its best chance of preventing cancer?

Join New York Times bestselling author David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD for this free event. After being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, Dr. Servan-Schreiber began his cancer-fighting research. He found that lifestyle choices play an extremely significant role in cancer prevention and treatment. Find out what steps you can take to increase your chances of a healthy, cancer-free life.
Breakfast snacks will be provided by the program’s sponsor, Stonyfield Yogurt.

If you have a loved one who might benefit from Dr. Servan-Schreiber’s life changing program, you are encouraged to pass along this invitation.


David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D. is a physician, neuroscientist and author. He is a clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is also a lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine of Lyon. He was co-founder and then director of the Centre for Integrative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Following his volunteer activity as physician in Iraq in 1991, he was one of the founders of the US branch of Médecins Sans Frontières, the international organization that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999. He also served as volunteer in Guatemala, Kurdistan, Tajikistan, India and Kosovo. In 2002 he was awarded the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society Presidential Award for Outstanding Career in Psychiatry.

FREE "The Red Pyramid" Book Release Party at Borders Books 5/8 2pm

Join Borders Books at a FREE special event to Celebrate the Release of "The Red Pyramid" on May 8th

Kids, put your thinking cap on to walk, talk, and read like Egyptions for the release of the book "The Red Pyramid"

Saturday May 8th at 2pm at your local Borders Book Store.

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Monday, April 19, 2010

FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic for Kids 4/24

Kids, Make a Bird Feeder at your Local Lowes this Saturday

Spring is a great time for bird watching! Bring your child to Lowe's on Saturday, April 24th at 10am and they can build this awesome Bird Feeder - AND IT'S FREE

Click here to RSVP

FREE Hearing Loss Screenings & Seminars 5/13 5/14 at Henry Ford Hospital Detroit

Henry Ford Hosts Free Hearing Screenings and Seminars on May 13, 14

Henry Ford Hospital's Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery - Division of Audiology is hosting two days of free events in May, including hearing screenings, to raise awareness about the importance of hearing health and the challenges of living with hearing loss.

Thursday, May 13:
9 - 10:30 a.m. Living with Hearing Loss Seminar

Presented by hearing loss advocate and Henry Ford hearing aid technician Liz Kobylak, this talk will focus on the everyday challenges of living with hearing loss and the devices that can assist in better hearing.

12:30 - 2 p.m. Free Hearing Screenings

Friday, May 14:
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Free Hearing Screenings
2:30 - 4 p.m. Living with Hearing Loss Seminar

Presented by hearing loss advocate and Henry Ford hearing aid technician Liz Kobylak, this talk will focus on the everyday challenges of living with hearing loss and the devices that can assist in better hearing.

All of the events will be held at Henry Ford Hospital in private dining room 2 near the hospital cafeteria. Henry Ford Hospital is located at 2799 W. Grand Blvd. in Detroit.

To register for the free events, visit or call 1-800-HENRYFORD.

About Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects more than 36 million Americans. While most are the result of the normal aging process, the number of people younger than 65 with hearing loss is growing due in part to the popularity of MP3 players and earbuds.

Hearing loss can affect people of all ages. According the American Academy of Audiology, the most common causes of hearing loss are genetic predispositions, ear diseases, noise exposure (music, industrial and military), ototoxic medicines and head trauma.

Hearing loss can make it difficult to hear a conversation in a noisy environment such as a restaurant, or cause constant ringing or pain in the ears.

Although most hearing loss is permanent, an audiologist can determine the best treatment to improve hearing, including hearing aids, assistive listening devices and hearing rehabilitation.

To learn more about the services and treatments offered at Henry Ford's Division of Audiology, visit