This Wednesday’s Online Café – Miscommunication or Missed Communication? The Challenges of Hearing Loss with Bonnie O’Leary

Just a reminder that all in-person support events have been suspended due to the COVID-19 /Coronavirus pandemic.  To support our Parkinson’s community, PSN offers three online (via Zoom) support options each month:

Online Café
Wednesday, May 18
10:00am-11:30am ET

Miscommunication or Missed Communication? 
The Challenges of Hearing Loss

Bonnie O’Leary, Certified Peer Mentor and the Outreach Manager for the Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC)

This presentation will include basic information about deafness and hearing loss, limitations of hearing aids and cochlear implants, accessibility options including apps that can be helpful, and effective communication environments and strategies.  Hearing loss has an impact not only on those who struggle with it but on everyone in the relationship.

Bonnie O’Leary is a Certified Peer Mentor and the Outreach Manager for the Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC) where she has been providing services to adults aging into hearing loss. since 2001.  She also provides trainings for emergency responders, healthcare professionals and caregivers, agency staff, and other organizations where hearing loss presents a challenge to communication.  Bonnie created a 3-part program, “I Can’t Hear You!”, which won a Distinguished Partner award from Fairfax County’s Neighborhood and Community Services.  A late-deafened adult, she shares a lot of her own experiences in her outreach work.

Click here to register for the Online Café


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