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April 02, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Coping with the Coronavirus and Isolation, Part 2

The audience comments from Dr. Harvey’s Part 1 webinar on coping with COVID-19 revealed an amazing but not surprising richness and resiliency. This follow-up webinar will have a small presentation followed by a...The audience comments from Dr. Harvey’s Part 1 webinar on coping with COVID-19 revealed an amazing but not surprising richness and resiliency. This follow-up webinar will have a small presentation followed by a Q & A exchange about what the COVID-19 has to offer us beyond hardship and fear. Harvey will elicit insights from the audience about how this terrifying, surrealistic pandemic can catalyze personal psychological growth; how we can come through the... Read More >

March 24, 2020

What Nelson Mandela and Others Teach Us About Coping with the Coronavirus and Isolation, Part 1

People with hearing loss tend to feel isolated anyhow. Now with a pandemic forcing us to stay home, distance ourselves from others, the isolation goes deeper. This webinar will outline...People with hearing loss tend to feel isolated anyhow. Now with a pandemic forcing us to stay home, distance ourselves from others, the isolation goes deeper. This webinar will outline specific psychological strategies for coping with the coronavirus and isolation. Dr. Harvey will begin by enumerating how others have survived non-virus isolation: for example, Nelson Mandela who was imprisoned for 27 years and Anthony Ray Hinton who was on death... Read More >

March 18, 2020

Traumatic Brain Injury and Hearing Disorders

Traumatic Brian Injuries, also known as TBI, have many associated hearing disorders that need to be addressed to increase the life quality of the injured person. Knowledge of these issues...Traumatic Brian Injuries, also known as TBI, have many associated hearing disorders that need to be addressed to increase the life quality of the injured person. Knowledge of these issues will help self-advocacy to increase daily function and bring relief to the person and the family. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as “a disruption in the normal function of the brain... Read More >

October 16, 2019

Let’s Talk Tinnitus!

For some people, the presence of tinnitus is troubling, so their brain focuses on it, tries to manage it or treat it, which creates a concentrated awareness on the tinnitus....For some people, the presence of tinnitus is troubling, so their brain focuses on it, tries to manage it or treat it, which creates a concentrated awareness on the tinnitus. This “increased awareness” can lead to stress, resulting in further enhancement by the emotional centers of the brain, and further amplification of the tinnitus. In addition, if tinnitus is accompanied with hearing loss, the brain tries to compensate for the... Read More >

September 18, 2019

Hearing Technology Outcomes Matter: Speech Perception Testing

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...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... Read More >

July 17, 2019

Research Studies and You: Where to Start, and What to Ask

Ever wonder what it’s like to take part in a research study? Or how to find research studies or trials to participate in? Loretta Byrne RN, from Vanderbilt University Medical...Ever wonder what it’s like to take part in a research study? Or how to find research studies or trials to participate in? Loretta Byrne RN, from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Project Manager of ResearchMatch, will be sharing information about the basics of clinical trials, what it’s like to take part in a research study, and how to go about looking for studies that are of interest to you.... Read More >

June 12, 2019

21st Century Solutions for Hearing Loss: We’ve Got You Covered!

Since its founders developed one of the world’s first cochlear implants in 1975, MED-EL continues breaking new ground in hearing implant technology, developing and manufacturing innovative solutions for people with...Since its founders developed one of the world’s first cochlear implants in 1975, MED-EL continues breaking new ground in hearing implant technology, developing and manufacturing innovative solutions for people with varying degrees of hearing loss. MED-EL hearing implant systems, used in over 100 countries, combine the latest scientific and engineering advances for performance, safety and reliability. This webinar will discuss the features and benefits of the MED-EL product portfolio available... Read More >

May 22, 2019

Intro to hearOclub – Avoiding ‘Hearing Emergencies’

What started as a mission to help the elder community has progressed to giving anyone with hearing aids or a cochlear implant the peace of mind that they will always...What started as a mission to help the elder community has progressed to giving anyone with hearing aids or a cochlear implant the peace of mind that they will always have a consistent supply of fresh batteries delivered to their home. We will break down the health benefits of always having access to batteries, describe some of our members’ journeys and the barriers they faced before joining, and define what... Read More >

May 15, 2019

Countdown to HLAA2019

The HLAA2019 Convention will be held in Rochester, NY and HLAA is working hard to make sure this is an event you don’t want to miss! This year we have...The HLAA2019 Convention will be held in Rochester, NY and HLAA is working hard to make sure this is an event you don’t want to miss! This year we have world renown geneticists on our Research Symposium panel, the latest technology and services in the exhibit hall, keynote address by the amazing Rebecca Alexander, 50 educational workshops, and fun events and entertainment! Join Amanda Watson, HLAA Meeting Planner, and Barbara... Read More >

April 17, 2019

Life Without Limits – No Barriers

Join Bill Barkeley, a deaf-blind adventurer, advocate and storyteller for a conversation on his most recent adventures to Spain and Nepal.   Bill will share insights on his journeys that...Join Bill Barkeley, a deaf-blind adventurer, advocate and storyteller for a conversation on his most recent adventures to Spain and Nepal.   Bill will share insights on his journeys that have led to his co-authoring the No Barriers Life Elements that anyone can use to build a richer and more fulfilling life − regardless if you have any physical challenges or not. Read More >

March 20, 2019

Living Your Best Life with Hearing Loss

Do you let your hearing loss stop you from living a purposeful, meaningful, and productive life? Are you ashamed or embarrassed about your hearing loss? Are you unsure how to...Do you let your hearing loss stop you from living a purposeful, meaningful, and productive life? Are you ashamed or embarrassed about your hearing loss? Are you unsure how to handle your hearing loss at work/school, social environment or physical activity? Not only will Susanna share personal stories, she will give you suggestions on how to handle these situations successfully whether you wear hearing aids or cochlear implants. After this presentation,... Read More >

February 20, 2019

Office Hours with Doc Otoblock: An Open Q&A with Dr. Brad Ingrao

Hearing technology and hearing loss treatments continue to evolve such that even “old pro” consumers with hearing loss often have questions that are hard to pin down. Dr. Ingrao has...Hearing technology and hearing loss treatments continue to evolve such that even “old pro” consumers with hearing loss often have questions that are hard to pin down. Dr. Ingrao has spent his career being accessible to consumers, students and professionals. In this open Q&A, he will take questions from participants and a variety of hearing-related topics including, but not limited to hearing loss, hearing testing, hearing technology (hearing aids, hearing... Read More >