PAST PROGRAMMING

Some of our past monthly meeting programs have included:

  • Jennifer Phelan, Au.D.: Why eyeglasses are not like hearing aids 

  • Jillian Earnest, Au.D. Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Veterans Administration 

  • Representative Jan Schakowsky: Medicare and OTC Hearing Aid Act

  • Cochlear Implant Panel: Our Chapter Members who have a cochlear implant (CI) discussed their personal experience with hearing loss, how they chose a CI, their journey throughout the process, and how their lives have benefited.

  • Eric LaChance, Doctor of Pharmacy,m discussed ototoxicity, the various drugs that can harm your hearing.

  • Interactive Hearing Technology Fair at which various assistive hearing devices and hearing technology for people with or without hearing aids, such as apps for smartphones for speech to text and Tinnitus masking, Pocket Talkers, captioned telephones and more, were demonstrated and questions were answered.

  • Audiologist Dr. Juliette Sterkens lead a lively discussion on hearing loss, various hearing aid features and accessories, and especially the importance of a t-coil and hearing loops.

  • Northfield Fire and Police Departments discussed emergency preparedness for people unable to hear fire alarms or CO detectors and what to do in other emergency situations.

  • Dr. Angela Roberts and Dr. Jack Scott requested the audience to offer unique conversation problems they face as a person with hearing loss. Based on their own experience and research they offered suggestions, helpful strategies and technology to improve your everyday and how to “repair” conversations. 

  • Rachel Arfa, JD, an attorney at Equip for Equality, discussed the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) and current laws protecting those with hearing loss.

  • Steve Thunder, Acoustical Engineer and specialist in hearing loop technology, explained how a looped room works and links with the t-coil in your hearing aid to give you extremely clear sound.

 

For additional information or if you wish copies of the transcript of any of these presentations please contact us.