Monday, February 3, 2014

Big Blue Meets HLAA in Kentucky

Big Blue (University of Kentucky) Meets HLAA
Thursday, February 13, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Lexington Hearing and Speech Center
350 Henry Clay Blvd.
Lexington, KY 40502

One of the benefits of living in a college town besides watching basketball teams like the University of Kentucky Wildcats win, is the access to a top-notch audiology program.

Leader Jean Haynes (Lexington, KY, HLAA Chapter forming) says:

“We need a good attendance for our first meeting after the winter break because we have a wonderful opportunity to work with Anne Olson, Ph.D., audiologist and associate professor at the University of Kentucky. She will bring her students to our meeting to pick our brains and gather knowledge about life with hearing loss. 

“The students will take that knowledge and use it in their careers to help our peers, children or maybe even our grandchildren learn to cope with hearing loss. This is your opportunity to contribute your life experiences with hearing loss to help those who will follow you.”

Dr. Olson asks people to prepare before coming to the meeting.
  • Write down how hearing loss has affected you and your significant other. (Write down as many as possible - up to 10.)
  • Write down how technology has helped or hindered your communication?
  • What do you do when there is a communication breakdown? Write down communication strategies that you use when you don’t understand something. 
  • What are some strategies your communication partner uses to improve communication?
  • What sort of stigma is there associated with hearing loss? Can you give an example?
  • Based on your life experiences, what advice would you give students who are embarking in a career in communication disorders to remember about working with either adults or children with hearing loss?  
For more information, email Jean Haynes.

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