TUESDAY, August 28, 2018 7:00 PM
Main Auditorium Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, Lawrence 785-864-2787
Free and Open to the Public – This is an opportunity to try your hearing aid or cochlear implant T-Coil setting to listen in the theater’s new loop system. If you haven’t used your T-Coil in a looped room, you might want to consult with your audiologist to be sure you have a program for looped rooms. You will want to get the full experience of a direct connection to the speaker without the background noise. Gael is a wonderful speaker. Please share and spread the word.
Gael Hannan is a writer, actor and public speaker who grew up with a progressive hearing loss that is now severe-to-profound. She is one of North America’s most sought-after speakers on living with hearing loss. She has received several awards for her work, including the Consumer Advocacy Award by the Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists, and several awards from the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association.
Hannan draws on a lifetime of experience. Her work touches every aspect of life: growing up hard of hearing, going through school, in social situations, the challenges of hearing loss in the workplace and, most importantly, the effects of hearing loss on relationships, especially those of being a mother and a life partner. Individual’s with hearing loss will enjoy her relatable presentation I’m Hearing as Hard as I Can.
Hearing loss isn’t funny–but Gael believes a sense of humor makes living with it easier.
This event will be total communication accessible as the room is looped, Communication Access Real-time Translation(CART) and ASL interpreter provided.
The Kansas City Chapter is a Public Charity Status non-profit 501(c)(3) providing information, education, support, advocacy and networking for people with hearing loss, their families, and friends.
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