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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 >

December 17, 2014

Improve Your Next Hearing Aid Experience with Hearing Tracker

Launched in March 2014, HearingTracker.com has rapidly grown to become an important online resource for consumers with hearing loss. HearingTracker.com boasts America’s most comprehensive directory of hearing health care providers,...Launched in March 2014, HearingTracker.com has rapidly grown to become an important online resource for consumers with hearing loss. HearingTracker.com boasts America’s most comprehensive directory of hearing health care providers, including details on each provider’s educational background, qualifications, provided services, and consumer reviews. HearingTracker.com also hosts a large collection of hearing aid model listings and authenticated hearing aid reviews. Consumers may browse and compare hearing aid models, and locate nearby... Read More >

November 20, 2013

Communication/Coping Strategies for Accommodating Hearing Loss

Managing communication situations requires: identifying difficult and easy situations; knowing the causes of communication difficulties; knowing helpful and unhelpful reactions to communication breakdowns; knowing what to do to prevent/reduce communication...Managing communication situations requires: identifying difficult and easy situations; knowing the causes of communication difficulties; knowing helpful and unhelpful reactions to communication breakdowns; knowing what to do to prevent/reduce communication problems; and knowing what to do to manage negative emotional reactions when communication difficulties arise. Join Sam and learn better communication and coping skills. Read More >