Hearing Loss Association of America Webinar

February 15, 2011 in Advocacy & Access
Hearing Loss Association of America Webinar

  Topic:
  “The Masks of Hearing Loss (Bluffing 101)”

  Guest Speaker:
  Gael Hannan

  Date & Time:
  February 24, 2011, 7:00 p.m. ( EST )

NVRC Note:

I attended this workshop by Gael Hannan a few years back, when it was still a work in progress. It was interesting, engaging and often hilarious. This is guaranteed to be a fun evening.

— Cheryl Heppner

 

Topic Summary
People with hearing loss are masters of the bluff…or so we think. We use a variety of methods to try and convince people we’re following the conversation when, in fact, we haven’t got a clue what’s going on. We even try to bluff our way through visits with the audiologist and hearing instrument specialist! But our sneaky tricks tend to backfire on us, often landing us in trouble.

The Masks of Hearing Loss (Bluffing 101) is a refreshing exploration of how and why hard of hearing people bluff, the telltale signs of bluffing, famous bluffers, and how drop a bad habit and become a better communicator.

The entertaining and practical workshop is presented by Master Bluffer, Gael Hannan.

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 a director on the national board of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association and runs The Hearing Foundation of Canada’s award-winning Sound Sense hearing awareness program for elementary students across Canada. As a passionate advocate for people with hearing loss, her work includes speechreading instruction, hearing awareness workshops for youth and adults, and sensitivity training for corporations and community groups.

Gael is a sought-after speaker for her humorous and insightful performances about hearing loss, including her signature shows Unheard Voices and EarRage! She has received several awards for her work, including the Consumer Advocacy Award from the Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

Thanks to Bob MacPherson

for more information about the Canadia Hard of Hearing association click here.

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