Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. (Eastern)
The Gift of Hearing: Technology and Tips to Reduce Holiday Hearing Headaches
Presenter: Brad Ingrao, Au.D.
Brad Ingrao, Au.D. has been using enabling technologies since the mid-1980s. As an early adopter of computer technology in audiology, Dr. Ingrao is recognized, and has served as a subject matter expert for several multinational hearing aid, audiology diagnostic equipment and hearing industry software companies.
Hearing in groups is always difficult. Hearing during holiday gatherings can be additionally difficult for several reasons. This webinar will review the challenges as well as several technological and logistical solutions to ease the stress of listening and enjoying holiday gatherings.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Eastern)
Communication Strategies for Surviving the Workplace or Job Market
Presenter: Valerie Stafford-Mallis
Valerie is the Business Development Manager for Alternative Communication Services (ACS) LLC. Prior to joining ACS, she served as Health Educator Consultant for the Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (FCCDHH). Valerie is an oral, late-deafened adult who uses bi-lateral cochlear implants. She also utilizes many other types of assistive technology in her activities of daily living. As a person who lost her hearing while she was still in the workforce, Valerie has experienced first-hand the struggles faced by all persons with disabilities to maintain employment, independence and full-participation in public-life.
Valerie is active in the deaf and hard of hearing community. She was appointed to the HLAA Board of Trustees in May 2013 and serves on the board of trustees of the Sarasota Chapter. She is a member of the Association of Late-Deafened Adults and chairs the Outreach Committee. She was nominated by Communication Access, Inc. for its 2013 Hearing Loss Advocate of the Year. She also supports the Humane Society of Manatee County.
Finding a job and keeping a job is tough for anyone in today’s dog-eat-dog workplace. But, it can be especially brutal for the worker or the job seeker with hearing loss. There are things you should know and things you can do that will maximize your chances of succeeding. This webinar will cover the following topics:
- Issues facing persons with hearing loss
- What the law says about accommodations
- Tools to help you overcome obstacles
Tips to make your life a little easier
- Communication 101
- Applying for a Job
- Interview Strategies
- On the Job
- Hearing Aids
- Disability Law
Make it a point to join us and learn strategies that will help you not only survive, but thrive, in the workplace… even when you have hearing loss!