Hearing Loss Rehab Institute Is Nov. 15

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

David M. Harrison, a hearing loss support specialist, will host the next Hearing Loss Rehab Institute in Chattanooga. A one day institute on dealing with hearing loss for hard of hearing will be held on Nov. 15 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The institute provides service to the hearing impaired and family.

The Hearing Loss Rehab Institute will be conducting a one-day workshop for people who struggle with hearing loss.  It will offer material on how to deal with hearing loss in the home, workplace, church, classroom, doctors’ office and social events. 

Hearing loss in America is now one of the most prevalent chronic health conditions. There are now more than 48 million hearing disabled Americans. They are the largest special needs population with serious quality-of-life and accessibility issues according to the World Health Organization. 

The sessions will be held at the Brainerd Crossroads BX of the Brainerd Baptist Church, 300 Brookfield Ave. in the Cross Point C conference room. 

This event is open for all hard of hearing people, family and friends who desire help in understanding hearing loss and how to deal with it. 

Registration is $99 per person or register before Friday and save 20% of the cost and pay $79 per person. 

All sessions will be hearing accessible and are equipped with Williams’ Sound listening devices and the Telecoil loop system for those who have “T” switches in their hearing aids. Participants will be able see, hear and understand everything said. The institute is a non-medical hearing loss rehabilitation service that enhances other resources.

Register online at http://conta.cc/ShCoUZ, call 624-1669 or e-mail LetMyPeopleHear@yahoo.com.




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