Living with Hearing Loss workshop starts May 27
May 05, 2015

Starting Wednesday, May 27, Georgian College students and staff in the Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) program and the Harmonize for Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic will offer a Living with Hearing Loss workshop series for seniors living with hearing aids.

The four-part workshop series takes place on Wednesdays between May 27 and June 17 from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. in the Sadlon Centre for Health, Wellness and Sciences at the Barrie Campus in Room M233.

The classes will cover such topics as how to read lips, understanding audiograms, advocacy, communicating more effectively in group settings and assistive listening devices for TV and phone. An older male holds his hand up to his ear.

“The Living with Hearing Loss workshop series is designed to help seniors with hearing aids become better communicators so they can live fuller and more social lives,” says Tani Nixon, Harmonize for Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic audiologist. “Seniors often tell me they would like to communicate more effectively in group settings and learn more about new technology. The classes will cover all of this, and much more.”

Cost is $20 for all four classes. Spouses and/or significant others can attend for no additional cost. Metered parking is available for $1.25 per hour. The campus is wheelchair accessible.

For more information or to register, contact Marian Bolhaar, Clinic Manager, at 705.722.1561 or h4shlclinic@georgiancollege.ca.