With her dual perspective as an audiologist, late-deafened adult and bilateral cochlear implant recipient, Tina shares with the audience strategies to best communicate with their audiologists during appointments. We discuss some terminology, important information to share and resources for continued learning.
Tina Childress, AuD, CCC-A is an educational audiologist in mainstream and residential school settings, technology and social media aficionado, late-deafened adult and bilateral cochlear implant recipient. With her unique perspective and passion for sharing information through social media, she is a sought out international presenter and adjunct lecturer to families, adults and professionals on a variety of topics but especially Hearing Assistive Technology, apps, cochlear implants, advocacy and effective strategies for coping with hearing loss. Dr. Childress is active on many local and national Boards and Committees where she is a strong advocate for accessibility and disseminating resources. Among the honors she has received, Tina was a 2013 recipient of the Oticon Focus on People Awards, which honor outstanding individuals who prove that hearing loss does not limit a person’s ability to live a full, productive, and even inspiring life.