1010 - Don't Let Hearing Loss Keep You Out of the Conversation
July 13 - July 17
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
M - F
Cost - $55.00
Student Furnished Course Supplies/Prerequisites: Notebook and writing utensil to take notes Bring a desire to learn and discuss concepts
Course Description: Approximately 48 million Americans report some degree of hearing loss. In this class we'll talk about the different types and importance of communication and how hearing loss affects your ability to communicate and thereby influences your overall health. We'll discuss the causes and challenges of hearing loss and offer several strategies to assist when there are communication breakdowns. We'll also talk about hearing aids; what is currently available; how they work, how to choose one that will work for you; and how to handle the challenges people experience when wearing them. We'll also focus on tinnitus; current research on the causes as well as strategies to deal with the ringing. Improving your ability to communicate will enhance and improve your social and personal relationships.
Course Instructor: Tiffany Shelton is an assistant clinical professor in audiology at USU. Tiffany received her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at USU and her Doctorate of Audiology at A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences and has worked with individuals of all ages with all degrees of hearing loss. She has been an audiologist for over 25 years and has worked in university settings, as well as in ENT and private practices. Her specialties are hearing diagnostics with emphasis in amplification, auditory processing, tinnitus, and counseling.