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August 17, 2016

Wait – There’s a Student with Hearing Loss Coming into My Class?

Children with hearing loss often do not have a professional in their school who understand hearing loss. If you are a teacher/speech pathologist with a new student with hearing loss,...Children with hearing loss often do not have a professional in their school who understand hearing loss. If you are a teacher/speech pathologist with a new student with hearing loss, this webinar will address the issues that will be important for you to understand to allow your student to access communication and learning. Parents – please join us (you may learn something new), and share this webinar with your child’s... Read More >

July 20, 2016

Auditory Training: Improving Speech Perception

This presentation will focus on the importance of auditory training for people who use hearing aids and/or cochlear implants so they may obtain optimal performance. The importance of long-term auditory...This presentation will focus on the importance of auditory training for people who use hearing aids and/or cochlear implants so they may obtain optimal performance. The importance of long-term auditory training will also be discussed. Geoff Plant is the president of the Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation (HRF), a registered not-for-profit established in 1996 to provide and promote speech communication training for children and adults with hearing loss. It acts as a... Read More >

April 20, 2016

Successful Management of Hearing Loss Depends on Patient-centered Care

The patient has always been the central element in hearing health care. In the past, the dialogue between the patient and the provider regarding communication strategies and options was often...The patient has always been the central element in hearing health care. In the past, the dialogue between the patient and the provider regarding communication strategies and options was often the only treatment, especially when technology was limited. However, with rapid advances in hearing aids and cochlear implants, the model of care shifted away from patient-centered care to a medical model approach whereby the provider “prescribed devices” and did little... Read More >

March 16, 2016

Nurturing Resilience In the Face of Hearing Loss

This presentation describes several psychosocial challenges with hearing loss and methods of nurturing one’s resilience. These include managing traumatic influences, helplessness, anxiety and fear, anger and rage, self-esteem, and reconciling...This presentation describes several psychosocial challenges with hearing loss and methods of nurturing one’s resilience. These include managing traumatic influences, helplessness, anxiety and fear, anger and rage, self-esteem, and reconciling one’s group identity. Methods of overcoming “internalized handicaps” will be explained.  Persons with hearing loss too frequently accept a wide array of self-deprecatory beliefs as self-evident truths which are beyond scrutiny.  Read More >

January 20, 2016

I Survived the Holidays….Barely!

What can we learn from the holidays? Dr. Freeman will review how we handled (or not) our hearing loss during the holidays. She will share both her personal and professional...What can we learn from the holidays? Dr. Freeman will review how we handled (or not) our hearing loss during the holidays. She will share both her personal and professional experiences in dealing with her lifelong hearing loss. This webinar will look at how we can better manage the challenges of hearing loss during stressful times in time for the next holiday and every day! Read More >

December 16, 2015

Aging America and Hearing Loss: The PCAST Report Explained

Christine Cassel, M.D. will describe a recent study on improving hearing technologies for older adults, which was conducted by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST). PCAST...Christine Cassel, M.D. will describe a recent study on improving hearing technologies for older adults, which was conducted by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST). PCAST specifically looked at how to support older adults with mild to moderate age-related hearing loss, which affects nearly half of people over the age of 60 and has major health and social impacts. The report found multiple factors that limit... Read More >

October 21, 2015

Equal Access to Health Care Services for Individuals with Disabilities

During this presentation, Mr. Gordon discusses the legal principles under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that are applicable in health care settings, the Department of Justice’s Barrier-Free Health Care...During this presentation, Mr. Gordon discusses the legal principles under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that are applicable in health care settings, the Department of Justice’s Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative, and recent cases that have settled under this initiative. Read More >

September 16, 2015

A Smartphone Is a Hearing Assistive Technology

A hearing aid or cochlear implant by itself is often not enough to hear conversations and alerting sounds. Numerous technologies are designed to help people with hearing loss enhance telephone...A hearing aid or cochlear implant by itself is often not enough to hear conversations and alerting sounds. Numerous technologies are designed to help people with hearing loss enhance telephone communication, TV reception, hear alerting/warning sounds, and listen in various kinds of public venues. This presentation will focus on how one device, a smartphone, can serve as a hearing assistive technology. Read More >

August 19, 2015

What a Person with Hearing Loss Needs to Know Before a Medical Encounter

Are you going to the hospital or doctor’s office?  Are you apprehensive about being able to communicate with your healthcare providers? Would you like to know what you can do...Are you going to the hospital or doctor’s office?  Are you apprehensive about being able to communicate with your healthcare providers? Would you like to know what you can do ahead of time to set the stage for more effective communication when it really counts? If you are a person with hearing loss, there are things you can do ahead of time that will prepare you to let your treatment... Read More >

March 18, 2015

Four Agreements for People with Hearing Loss

Are you embarrassed about your hearing loss and hate to be associated with those negative stereotypes you believe are associated with it? Do you try to hide your hearing aids...Are you embarrassed about your hearing loss and hate to be associated with those negative stereotypes you believe are associated with it? Do you try to hide your hearing aids or get the smallest ones so people can’t see them? Do you avoid telling people you have a hearing loss for fear that they’ll judge you negatively? Do you fake hearing rather than telling people you have a hearing loss... Read More >

February 18, 2015

5 Keys to Communication Success

Communication is our way, as human beings, of connecting with each other and with the world around us. Hearing is just one piece of the communication puzzle. Hearing aids, cochlear...Communication is our way, as human beings, of connecting with each other and with the world around us. Hearing is just one piece of the communication puzzle. Hearing aids, cochlear implants, and assistive listening devices do a wonderful job of helping people to hear. But better hearing will not facilitate better communication unless the other pieces of the puzzle are put into place. The 5 Keys to Communication Success is a simple... Read More >