Webinar: Face Masks and Hearing Loss – Practical Tips and Strategies

May 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join by computer or moblie device.

Don’t miss this free captioned HLAA Webinar on Face Masks and Hearing Loss: Practical Tips and Strategies, on Thursday, May 21, 2020, presented by Ellen Lafargue, Au.D. and Carolyn Ginsburg Stern, MBA from the Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) based in New York.

Dr. Ellen Lafargue
Ellen Lafargue, Au.D.
Carolyn Stern
Carolyn Ginsburg Stern, MBA

Mastering communication while face masks are worn and social distancing is especially difficult for people with hearing loss because of reduced visual and auditory input.  We will share practical tips and strategies that can make interactions a little easier and help you feel more in control. We will demonstrate various ways to wear masks comfortably with hearing devices and how to avoid losing them when masks are removed.  We will also discuss simple techniques for troubleshooting your hearing aids while in-person hearing care in your area may be limited during the pandemic.

Registration is required for HLAA webinars. Should you have any questions, please contact webinars@hearingloss.org.

Register for Webinar

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Helpful Hints and Tutorials

  • Zoom concerns have been addressed and procedures will be modified as Zoom continues to update their software. The main security issue was with open meetings. When you register, it creates a unique link for a password protected session.
  • Use a computer. If possible, attend the meeting on a computer rather than via a smart phone or iPad. This will give you the best layout to view the captions as well as other meeting features.
  • Captions will be provided either on the Zoom screen or through enabling subtitles on Zoom. How to See Closed Captions in ZOOM
  • Check your time zone. This meeting will take place live at 2 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. CT, 12 p.m. MT and 11 a.m. PT. If you are in a different time zone, please adjust the time so you do not miss the meeting.

NOTE: HLAA does not offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for participation in our webinars.