Fairfax County

If you would like to schedule a free hearing loss awareness training for your group or organization in Fairfax County, or if you are interested in setting up our free “I Can’t Hear You!” program, please contact Bonnie at boleary@nvrc.org.

“Hearing Aids: Beware and Be Wise!”

Date: Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Time: 12:30—1:30 pm
Location: Lewinsville Senior Center 1609 Great Falls Street
McLean, VA 22101 For information: 703-442-9075


“I can’t Hear You!” will be coming to three locations this Fall:

Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive
Fairfax, VA

Part 1 – Wednesday, October 7th, 10:30-11:30 am
Part 2 – Wednesday, October 14th, 10:30-11:30 am
Part 3 – Wednesday, October 21st, 10:30-11:30 am

To register, sign up in senior room or call 703-865-0520

Little River Glen Senior Center
4001 Barker Court
Fairfax, VA 22032

Part 1 – Friday September 18, 10:15-11:15 am
Part 2 – Friday September 25, 10:15-11:15 am
Part 3 – Friday October 2, 10:15-11:15 am

Registration required –703-503-8703

James Lee Community Center
2855 Annandale Road
Falls Church, VA 22042

Part 1 – Wednesday, September 9th, 10:30 -11:30 am
Part 2 – Wednesday, September 16th, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Part 3 – Wednesday, September 23rd, 10:30 –11:30 am

To register, please call 703-534-3387


“I Can’t Hear You!” 3-part program for seniors aging into hearing loss:

 Participants receive a free, 63-page booklet about hearing loss.


Part 1 – Do I Have a Hearing Loss? What Can I Do About It? – discusses types and causes of hearing loss, how to interpret an audiogram, types and styles of hearing aids
Part 2 – Techie Stuff to the Rescue! A look at hearing assistive technologies that can be used with or without hearing aids, such as amplified phones, TV listening systems, alerting systems.  Also discusses the Technology Assistance Program funded through the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Part 3 – Living (and Laughing) with Hearing Loss – focuses on feelings associated with late-onset hearing loss; speechreading and communication strategies; resources for hearing loss

Hearing Aids: Beware and Be Wise
This program is from the consumer’s perspective, including what to look for in an audiologist or hearing instrument specialist, the hearing evaluation, how to interpret an audiogram, styles and types and costs of hearing aids as well as their benefits and limitations, and consumers’ rights in Virginia.

Mis-communication or Missed Communication?
Learn effective communication strategies and understand the challenges of speechreading.

Resources for Hearing Loss
A program about NVRC and the variety of services available to the community.

Hearing Loss: The Communication Challenges
Primarily for caregivers and activities directors,  this program is an interactive training designed to encourage an understanding of the impact of deafness and hearing loss not only on those who don’t hear well but also on those who interact with them.  It includes an audio simulation of high frequency hearing loss, a listening quiz, and a lipreading exercise.  Variations of this program are available for Emergency Responders, Medical Personnel, and Educators.

Bonnie O'Leary

Bonnie O’Leary, Outreach Manager

Bonnie O’Leary is a late-deafened adult who received her certification in Peer Mentoring for People with Hearing Loss from Gallaudet University and the Academy of Hearing Loss Support Specialists in June of 2007.   If you or someone you know could benefit from free  one-on-one support sessions with Bonnie, please contact her at boleary@nvrc.org.


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