April 02, 2020

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 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 >