Hearing Loss Presentation

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 11:30am

Mark your calendars for Thursday August 18 at 11 a.m. for a special presentation on hearing hoss with Audiologist Dr. Rachel Smith and Speech Therapist Dr. Leslie Mahler, both from the University of RhodeIsland.
The presentation is sponsored by the
University of Rhode Island, Island Free Library, Block Island Medical Center and the Senior Advisory Committee.
We will:
• Learn a little bit about the hearing system and how it works
• Understand the effects of hearing loss
• Focus on communication strategies for people with hearing loss
• Briefly discuss hearing aids and assistive listening devices
• Discuss the possibility of creating a local support group
• Voice intensity control and techniques that we use as well as typical average loudness for talking
We will meet in the lower level of the Island Free Library for the presentation, discussion and lunch. Please sign up at the Library’s front desk.
If people are interested in a follow up discussion, we can continue at the Connection Café at the Community Center behind Aldo’s at 1 p.m.
Questions? Contact Sue Black (603) 677-2356, sueb3@verizon.net