WEBINAR: What a Person with Hearing Loss Needs to Know Before a Medical Encounter

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Guest Speaker: Valerie Stafford-Mallis
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Time: 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Eastern Time

Join us next Wednesday for a free captioned webinar featuring Valerie Stafford-Mallis, who will be presenting What a Person with Hearing Loss Needs to Know Before a Medical EncounterWebinars are recorded for playback on our website.

Valerie Stafford-Mallis is an oral, late-deafened adult who earned her master’s degree in Business Administration from Webster University, after losing most of her hearing. In 2009 she underwent bi-lateral cochlear implantation, and utilizes many types of assistive technology in her activities of daily living. As a person who lost her hearing over thirty-five years of age, Valerie has experienced first-hand the struggles faced by all persons with disabilities to maintain employment, independence and full-participation in life.

Summary
Are you going to the hospital or doctor’s office? Are you apprehensive about being able to communicate with your healthcare providers? Would you like to know what you can do ahead of time to set the stage for more effective communication when it really counts? If you are a person with hearing loss, there are things you can do ahead of time that will prepare you to let your treatment team know you have a hearing loss and increase your chances of getting the communication assistance you need. Tune in to this webinar to learn more.

How to Join the Webinar
Go to the Webinar Schedule page and click on the Join Webinar button.

Java is no longer a requirement to access our webinar platform, Blackboard Collaborate, but there is a series of steps required for first time attendees; we recommend spending a few minutes well in advance of the webinar making sure you are able to access Collaborate. Should you have any questions, please contact Nancy Macklin, HLAA Director of Events, at nmacklin@hearingloss.org or 301.657.2248 Ext. 106.

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