experience some degree of hearing loss.
have service-connected hearing disabilities or are in treatment for hearing-related issues.
June 18 – 21, 2020
The Hearing Loss Association of America Walk4Hearing increases public awareness about hearing loss, eradicates the stigma associated with it and raises funds for national and local programs.
We invite veterans with hearing loss to attend the next Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter Meeting online using Zoom on August 20, 2019 at 8 pm EST (US and Canada).
Any questions about the meeting or how to attend the meeting, please contact Carla Beyer-Smolin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please use the information below to join from your computer or mobile device.
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The HLAA Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter is sponsored by Starkey Hearing.
Come learn more about the Walk4Hearing! Join us for a free event to learn more about Walk day, meet other walkers, and receive Walk4Hearing materials.
Hearing technology outcomes matter, and we can measure those outcomes by performing speech perception testing (SPT). Hearing technology may include hearing aids, cochlear implants or bone conduction implants. Hearing technology outcomes are defined as how well our patients perform on listening tests while using the technology we have recommended and programmed for them. Speech perception testing is an objective way to assess hearing technology benefit; however, it is not widely used by hearing aid practices or centers. SPT involves listening to sentences or words in quiet and in background noise, while wearing hearing technology. This testing is done at a conversational level to try and mimic real-life listening situations while in a sound booth. Speech perception testing results yield crucial information about patients’ current hearing technology benefit, cochlear implant candidacy, and progress over time.
During this presentation we will review what these results mean for the patient and the clinician, and how the interpretation of these results can help determine the next steps in the aural rehabilitation process.