Posted by: hlacentralma | November 5, 2018

Navigating the Holidays With Hearing Loss

 new MAcentralmass-sm1Next Meeting: November 10,2018, 2:00-4:00 PM

WhereNorthborough Public Library, 34 Main Street, Northborough, MA

              

Speaker:  Beth Wilsonbeth

Topic: Navigating the Holidays

The image that many people have of the family gathering is one of laughter and cheer as family members get together with people they know and love to share each other’s company.  The reality for many people with hearing loss is that these events are frustrating.  When communication is a struggle, the hard of hearing family member can be left feeling isolated in a room full of people.  This presentation will identify the problems that exist for people with hearing loss, explain why communication is so difficult, and offer strategies to make the family gathering a more pleasant experience for everyone.

Bonus Topic: What is Neuro-Technology?

After our last chapter meeting, there were a number of questions about neuro-technology.  Dr. Beth Wilson did her master’s thesis on hearing aid technology and Ph.D. dissertation on using artificial intelligence for signal processing.  Before our regular program starts, Dr. Beth will provide a simple explanation of what neuro-technology is and how it is being implemented in hearing aids and cochlear implant algorithms.

Please join us and bring your questions and thoughts.

Light refreshments will also be provided.

CART (computer aided real time captioning) will be provided).

Parking lot is accessed by Patty Lane


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