Communication strategies are an important tool in the life of a cochlear implant recipient. While many people with hearing loss display a passive communication style with ineffective strategies, CI users can learn to be assertive, ask for what they need, and get it, thereby making conversation smoother, more accurate, and less frustrating, for both recipient and speaker. Being a fluent communicator can bring one out of isolation to a better quality-of-life.
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Course created on October 20, 2009
- Upon completing this course participants will be able to name two reasons why people with hearing loss should be assertive.
- Upon completing this course participants will be able to list four reasons why communication strategies training is important.
- Upon completing this course participants will be able to name the four main challenges that make hearing difficult in restaurants.
- Upon completing this course participants will be able to describe assistive technology to use in a car both for safety indicators and more effective communication with other passengers.
Susan Binzer, MA, CCC-A
owns Hearing Therapy Services
Susan Binzer is an audiologist with over 23 years experience working with cochlear implant recipients and their families. She currently owns Hearing Therapy Services, offering communication strategies training, auditory training and Clear Speech training to adults. She has served as Professional Advisor and Outreach Committee Chair to the Gateway St. Louis Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America, as well as Professional Advisor and Instructor to the Advocates for Hearing Accessibility.
Brenda Battat, MA
Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America
Brenda Battat is the executive director of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). She has worked at HLAA for 20 years in a variety of positions including acting executive director, deputy executive director, and director of public policy and state development
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