How to be that Fabulous Person with Hearing Loss

Gael Hannen had a great presentation on how to live well with hearing loss.  Gael Hannen is one of North America’s most sought-after speakers on living with hearing loss.  Gael is a writer, public speaker, and advocate who is passionate about hearing loss issues and we are very excited to have her for our March presentation.

Copy the Video Password below, Click the "View Video" button below and copy the Password into the Line requesting a PassCode to watch the video.  The presentation starts at 18:00 minutes into the video.

Video Password: M7?N#4uN

Loop People, Loop Places

Ginevra Ralph had a great presentation on taking control of hearing better in our daily lives by using a personal hearing loop.  

Copy the Video Password below, Click the "View Video" button below and copy the Password into the Line requesting a PassCode to watch the video.  The presentation starts at 18:00 minutes into the video.

Video Password: 3A4#sdm4

Understanding Balance Problems

Do you suffer from dizzyness?  Vertigo?  Unsteadiness?  Checkout this presentation on Balance Problems

Dizzyness Presentation (pdf)

Smart Phone Apps

Devices and Smartphone apps for people that are hard of hearing.  Click on the links for a comprehensive list and an excellent presentation of how many of them are used.

Smart Phone App Presentation (pdf)

Assisted Listening Technologies

Check out the ways that technology can help with hearing loss -  a quick summary of Assisted Listening Technologies with examples

Assisted Listening Technologies Brochure

Training Your Brain

You can improve your hearing by training your brain - and having fun doing it.  Check this out

Training Your Brain Presentation (pdf)

Home Safety

There are things we can do and devices available that will give us more peace of mind living in our own homes

Home Safety Presentation (pdf)

BackGround Noise Issue

Why understanding speech in the presence of noise is so difficult

Background Noise Issue Presentation (pdf)

Be an Informed Consumer

A guide to better hearing by Katie Burke Au.D. by being an informed consumer of Hearing Aids 

Handout On Being an Informed Consumer (pdf)

Checklist for Purchasing Hearing Aids

If you are purchasing hearing aids, use this check list to make sure you get everything that you are entitled to

Check List for Purchasing Hearing Aids (pdf)

State of NM Complaint Form

If you have a complaint about your hearing aid provider, you can file a complaint with the State of NM.  Here is a link to the State of New Mexico Web Site with instructions and a link to the complaint form

State of New Mexico Website "File a Complaint"

Ototoxic Drug Information

View a discussion of Ototoxicity (hearing and vestibular problems due to drugs) and a list of drugs that can adversely effect you hearing.  The list includes symptoms and information on how frequently each drug has been reported to create the symptom.

Webpage discussing Ototoxicity and the List

Extensive Information for Hard of Hearing

View a website with extensive information for people with Hearing Loss. Categories include "Find a Clinic", "Hearing Loss Help", "Hearing Aids Help", and "News"

"Healthy Hearing" Website

Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits due to Hearing Loss

If you are living with severe hearing loss that affects your day-to-day life, your ability to work or maintain basic daily activities can be significantly impacted. In this case, you can consider applying for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA).  More information in the linked document.

Applying for Social Security Diability Benefits document

Supporting Families with Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Hand & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing without a bias around comunication modes or methodology

More Information about Hands & Voices

American Cochlear Implant Alliance

The American Cochlear Implant Alliance is committed to eliminating barriers to cochlear implantation by sponsoring research, driving heightened awareness and advocating for improved access to Cochlear Implants for patients of all ages across the U.S.

More Information about Cochlear Implants

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