Children with hearing loss often do not have a professional in their school who understand hearing loss. If you are a teacher/speech pathologist with a new student with hearing loss, this webinar will address the issues that will be important for you to understand to allow your student to access communication and learning. Parents – please join us (you may learn something new), and share this webinar with your child’s teacher!
Aug 17 2016 - 8:00pm
Jul 20 2016 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
This presentation will focus on the importance of auditory training for people who use hearing aids and/or cochlear implants so they may obtain optimal performance. The importance of long-term auditory training will also be discussed.
Geogg Plant is the president of the Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation (HRF), a registered not-for-profit established in 1996 to provide and promote speech communication training for children and adults with hearing loss. It acts as a test and training resource for people with hearing loss, their families, and professionals working in related fields. Training is provided on a 1:1 basis, and focuses on improving the ability of people with hearing loss to understand speech in realistic situations. The HRF has published a number of test and training resources that are used extensively throughout the world, and several of these resources have been translated into other languages. The HRF also works towards improving the musical experiences of adults and children with cochlear implants. Additionally, the HRF provides professional training for therapists and teachers working with children and/or adults with hearing loss.
Jun 15 2016 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
(Note: The above link replays the webinar in YouTube. The audio is captioned but you will need to follow along with the HLAA Convention 2016 Program and Exhibit Guide opened on your end separately.)
This webinar is also available for playback using the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher. (Note: using this option allows you to view the webinar without having to open the HLAA Convention 2016 Program and Exhibit Guide separately.)
Joan will review the HLAA Convention 2016 Program and Exhibit Guide and highlight cool Convention events. Don’t miss this opportunity to ask questions of this avid convention attendee.
May 18 2016 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Lauren will introduce the organization called the "Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning" or as many know it now, the CCAC, a non-profit registered in the U.S. with many global participants.
Not a hearing loss nor deaf organization per se, the CCAC attracts many people with hearing loss, as well as many interested in education, literacy, languages, disabilities, technologies, and accessibility. She will address some of the pros and cons of an all-volunteer group, and the challenges of continuing captioning activism.
Mention will be made of an exciting first captioning conference as well as some information about the new IFHOH survey about captioning. Time for questions about advocacy will be welcome.
Many CCAC members also belong to long-established and important groups such as HLAA, ALDA, IFHOH, and more. Together, CCAC says, “Let's #captiontheworld.”
Apr 20 2016 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
The patient has always been the central element in hearing health care. In the past, the dialogue between the patient and the provider regarding communication strategies and options was often the only treatment, especially when technology was limited. However, with rapid advances in hearing aids and cochlear implants, the model of care shifted away from patient-centered care to a medical model approach whereby the provider “prescribed devices” and did little else. Patients were viewed as a “hearing loss” rather than as individuals and were alienated from the decision making process. This presentation will focus on how to put the “patient” back at the center of patient centeredness with an emphasis on the empowering the patient to become actively involved in determining the management strategy most consistent with their preferences and values.
Mar 16 2016 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
This presentation will describe 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-depreciatory beliefs as self-evident truths which are beyond scrutiny.
Feb 10 2016 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Product/Service Showcase Webinar - In this presentation, Allison and Drew will walk viewers through the process of buying an affordable, high-quality hearing aid online. They will describe how people find their site, how Audicus representatives walk users through the purchasing process, and how the hearing aids are customized remotely. They will also discuss the new Audicus hearing screening app, which will allow people to assess their hearing from the comfort of home, and the newly released personal sound amplifier, the Solo.
As with all Product/Service Showcase webinars, products and/or services presented are in no way to be construed as an endorsement by HLAA.
Jan 20 2016 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
What can we learn from the holidays? Dr. Freeman will review how we handled (or not) our hearing loss during the holidays. She will share both her personal and professional experiences in dealing with her lifelong hearing loss. This webinar will look at how we can better manage the challenges of hearing loss during stressful times in time for the next holiday and every day!
Dec 16 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Dr. Cassel will describe a recent study on improving hearing technologies for older adults, which was conducted by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST). PCAST specifically looked at how to support older adults with mild to moderate age-related hearing loss, which affects nearly half of people over the age of 60 and has major health and social impacts.
The report found multiple factors that limit people’s access to hearing technologies—most notably, the high cost of hearing aids, but also the challenges that consumers face in shopping for best value. PCAST recommended a few key federal actions that it believed could improve access and reduce cost, and Dr. Cassel will summarize those recommendations in the webinar.
Nov 18 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
The Town Hall Meeting will be an opportunity for Anna and Meg to share some of the exciting activities occurring at the national level, as well as provide a forum to talk about opportunities and challenges occurring at the state and chapter levels. The Town Hall Meeting will provide a forum for discussion with people who join the webinar. Anna and Meg look forward to “talking and listening” with you on Wednesday, November 18th at 8 p.m. EST.