October 16, 2020-Jonathan O’Dell: Why You’re Losing It and Why What You Don’t Know May Hurt You.

This is a virtual meeting presented by Jonathan O’Dell about our hearing: Why You’re Losing It and Why What You Don’t Know May Hurt You.

Friday, October 16, 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, ET

Are you struggling with hearing loss, or is a family or friend struggling with hearing loss? Jonathan O’Dell, assistive technology manager and training specialist at Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, discusses cochlear implants, assistive listening devices, movie theater access, Bluetooth streaming, amplified and captioned phones, applicable laws for communication, and making your home accessible.
Brought to the Cary Library in partnership with the Lexington Senior Services. Closed Captioning will be provided by CART.
Please register for this meeting and you will receive the program link in the confirmation and reminder notices – please check your spam folder for the emails and scroll to the bottom for the link. This program will be recorded with permission and we will upload it to our YouTube channel.
Below is the registration link.
When you register, a link to join the meeting will be sent to you.
Contact us at caryprograms@minlib.net with any questions.
Sponsored by the Cary Library Foundation.

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Webinar-Age Related Hearing Loss Mon., Oct. 26 2020, 5:00 pm ET

Join Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) for a free, captioned webinar, Age Related-Hearing Loss: Problems and Solutions, on Monday, October 26, 2020, 5:00 pm.

Presented by Samira Anderson, Au.D., Ph.D., this is the first event in our new Hearing Health Hour webinar series.

Untreated age-related hearing loss leads to many changes throughout the brain and can affect speech understanding and cognitive ability. The presentation will review how hearing loss changes the way our brains respond to speech and how it may affect cognitive functions, such as working memory. The extent to which hearing aid amplification can reverse these changes will also be discussed. Attendees will be able to participate in a Q&A with Anderson at the end of the session.

If you are unable to attend the live event, you can submit a question in advance to marketing@hhf.org no later than Friday, October 23.

2014 Emerging Research Grants (ERG) scientist Samira Anderson, Au.D., Ph.D, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at University of Maryland. With a background in clinical audiology, she studies the neural processing of speech across the lifespan, with a particular interest in the ways processing impairments affect language acquisition in infants and speech perception in older adults.