Since June we have been hosting a “Communication Strategies Class” once a month. Erin, Aisling and I have been taking turns hosting each session. We organized this after receiving such positive feedback from our communication strategies talk at our Healthy Hearing Expo in April.
What is the communication strategies class all about? We recognize that hearing aids are only part of the solution when it comes to treating hearing loss. It’s important for individuals with hearing loss to understand how other variables can influence their ability to hear in certain situations (e.g. distance, background noise, lighting, reverberation, attention, and more). During the class we discuss these variables and how to work through them. We invite significant others to come to the class because it’s not just the person with hearing loss that will benefit from knowing these strategies. It’s a great way to learn how to get the most out of your hearing aids and there is also a benefit in sharing information with others who are experiencing a similar situation.
The class usually consists of 10-12 people and we meet at our Broadmead location on the second Tuesday of every month at 5pm. We have designed the class in such a way that you only need to attend one session to get all of the information. The class is free and open to all of our clients, even those who have worn hearing aids for a while. We just ask that you call us to let us know if you will be attending and we can make sure we have enough snacks and chairs.
If you are interested in learning more about our Communication Strategies Class, please give our office a call. If you can’t make it to a class but would like some information on communication strategies, we have a link to a communications strategies video here.
We look forward to seeing you!
Lia Best, Audiologist