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 …

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Living Well with Hearing Loss: Gael Hannan on Tearing Down the Fence of Family Hearing Loss

Gael Hannan is a very funny woman. She is also a force for hearing loss advocacy. Among her many roles, she is editor of the blog Hearing Views on Hearing Health and Technology Matters, where she discusses important issues that impact both audiology professionals and the people with hearing loss that they serve. Does a relative’s hearing loss cause challenges in your family?  If so, you’re a member of a very large club. No matter how much love there is, when hearing loss interferes with the easy flow of communication, it’s easy to get irritated, annoyed and tired, over and over …

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Tina Childress: Amplify Your Audiology Appointment, October 15, 2016

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 …

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Dusty Jessen: Five Keys to Communications Success

Rehabilitation Audiologist Dusty Jessen will present  on “Five Keys to Communication Success” at Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary on May 1, 2016. About this program: Accurate communication exchanges are critical to creating and maintaining quality relationships in the home, the workplace, and the community. After a decade of working with people who are frustrated by hearing loss, Dr. Jessen has found that most of her patients and their family members experience similar communication challenges. While hearing aids and hearing assistive technology has improved drastically over the past decade, they remain only a partial solution to communication breakdowns. Communication is a …

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Mike Harvey: Nurturing Resilience In the Face of Hearing Loss, April 5, 2016

An Evening Program with Mike Harvey, Ph.D.: “Nurturing Resilience In the Face of Hearing Loss,” lecture & experiential role playing, on April 5, 2016 at the Brookline Library, Coolidge Corner branch. Mike Harvey is one of our most important resources for learning to skillfully negotiate the emotional impact of hearing loss.  His workshop combines lecture with experiential role playing and focusses on the effects of several dysfunctional, disempowering thoughts as well as the more functional, empowering thoughts that many persons with hearing loss experience. Dr. Harvey is a clinical psychologist specializing in emotional issues related to hearing loss. He provides …

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HLAA Boston Launches 2015-2016 Speaker Series at Arsenal Center for the Arts

HLAA Boston launched its 2015-16 Speaker Series at Arsenal Center for the Arts! New Rep’s Charles Mosesian Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472 HLAA Boston Chapter begins its new season of Speaker Series events with a theater-based hearing loop demonstration project in collaboration with New Rep Theater at Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown. The project consisted of a schedule of hearing-accessible performances of the Arthur Miller play “Broken Glass” in the Charles Mosesian Theater at Arsenal Center for the Arts. The theater was  looped for the duration of the project. As part …

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Listeners with Hearing Loss and Their Communication Partners – How to Make It Work, May 9, 2015

An audience of 35 attendees joined together  with psychologist Sam Trychin and rehabilitation audiologist Dusty Jessen at our half-day communication strategies symposium.   The gathering provided a rich opportunity for participants to  acquire information and tools for preventing and reducing hearing loss-related communication difficulties and staying in better touch with our communication partners (and ourselves.) Attendees enjoyed lunch on the patio at Cornerstone Village Co-housing and received a copy of Dr. Jessen’s manual for hearing loss management, “5 Keys to Communication Success.” About our presenters: Sam Trychin is a psychologist in private practice who focuses on psycho-social interventions for people who have …

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Living Well With Hearing Loss: Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants – And Other Important Solutions, April 11, 2015

Living Well With Hearing Loss: Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants – And Other Important Solutions When: Saturday, April 11, 2015 Where: Cornerstone Village Common House, 175 Harvey St., Cambridge, MA Twenty five participants joined with loops advocate Juliette Sterkens, Au.D., for a breakfast meeting-presentation on all things hearing: hearing loss, hearing aids, t-coils, hearing loops and cochlear implants. In a 2013  issue of Hearing Loss Magazine, audiologist Juliette Sterkens noted  that her long term goal is to make America more accessible for people with hearing loss and to be remembered as someone who helped her many patients enjoy life because of …

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Aural Rehabilitation – The Gold Standard in Hearing Health Care

This program offered an understanding of aural rehabilitation (“A.R.”) and how it supplements and enhances audiologic care that focuses primarily on hearing aids and cochlear implants.  We learned about some of the specific A.R. practices in audiology and how they can help people with hearing loss to increase well being and communication success. Dr. Cienkowski’s work as an audiologist is distinguished by her commitment to the investigation and development of models for patient centered care.  Currently, she is Associate Professor of Audiology in the School of Communication Disorders at University of Connecticut in nearby Storrs, just an hour south of …

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