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 >

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 >