Date: Wednesday, October 26th

A Call to Connect: Communication, partnership and community building  We will be focusing on how people affected by hearing loss — either directly or indirectly — and people specializing in the field of hearing loss can connect with and support each other while building a sense of unity, resourcefulness, and strength in the hearing loss community.

Keynote Speaker

Our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Larry Medwetsky, is an associate professor in the Doctoral Audiology program as well as Chair of the Department of Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences at Gallaudet University.  Dr. Medwetsky has published and given presentations on many different topics with a special focus on the underlying speech processes and deficits in both individuals with normal hearing and hearing loss.  Dr. Medwetsky will speak to us about how we can be effective mentors to one another and how we can help each other navigate our hearing loss journey.

Professional Workshop

Exploring the connections between cognitive and hearing health

The workshop is exclusively for our professional partners and will be conducted by Kate Dupuis, Ph.D, C. Psych who is a postdoctoral fellow at Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto. Kate obtained her PhD in Psychology from the University of Toronto in 2011 and is a registered Clinical Neuropsychologist. Kate will talk to us about how the experience of hearing loss and the use of hearing aids may be altered if a person has cognitive impairment, discuss current research on the topic and on potential changes to audiologic best practice that could serve to accommodate medical comorbidities in older clients, in addition to how to best integrate significant others into caring for individuals with hearing loss.

People affected by hearing loss — either directly or indirectly — and people specializing in the field of hearing loss can connect with and support each other while building a sense of unity, resourcefulness, and strength in the hearing loss community.

Schedule

9:00-10:00 Registration starts – Exhibits open

10:00-12:00 Keynote speaker

12:00-1:00 Lunch and Exhibits open

1:00-3:00 Hearing aid and ALD Focus Group

 Kate Dupuis: Exploring the connections between cognition and hearing health

3:00-4:00 Exhibits open

Registration Information

Registration open from August 29th to October 17th 2016

Fees:

$15 for CHIP members

$20 for full-time students with ID

$30 for non-members

For registration, please contact us at info@hearhear.org or by phone at 514-488-5552 ext. 4500.