February 20, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

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 >

March 15, 2017

Effective Workplace Accommodations for Employees Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

As an agency of the U. S. Department of Labor, The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is the only federal agency that coordinates with employers and all levels of...As an agency of the U. S. Department of Labor, The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is the only federal agency that coordinates with employers and all levels of government to promote policies that increase employment for people with disabilities and workplace success. ODEP focuses on policy and practice. The introductory presentation will provide an overview of ODEP and what it does. Real life accommodation examples from Job Accommodation... 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 >