Can Persons With Hearing Loss Learn How to Listen More Effectively?

An auditory training hands-on workshop with Geoff Plant, President of the non-profit Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation (HRF)

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 243 Charles St., Boston. Meltzer Auditorium, 3rd floor

This unique workshop offered participants an opportunity to observe individuals with hearing loss as they worked with Geoff Plant in real-time auditory training sessions.  We learned by watching and through group discussion.  Geoff offered information about what the research from rehabilitation audiologists tells us about how to use auditory training to achieve positive communication outcomes. We connected with old friends & new aquaintances, and  enjoyed some home baked refreshments.

Geoff Plant, President of the non-profit Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation (HRF) in Somerville, MA, is a long time provider of auditory training to children and adults with hearing loss, including those fitted with hearing aids, cochlear implants, and tactile aids.  The Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation offers auditory training and listening support to people from all over New England and works internationally to develop innovations in communication training for people with hearing loss. 

photo of Auditory Training Workshop participants