Living with a hearing loss requires individuals to maintain a high level of mental and physical vigilance to detect, process, and respond rapidly to unpredictable or hard-to-perceive auditory input. Such vigilance can be an unrecognized source of stress. This presentation will describe a set of coping strategies designed to recognize, talk about, and work with the stressors of living with hearing impairment.
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Course created on November 10, 2008
- Participants will be able to describe three sources of stress when living with hearing loss.
- Participants will be able to list three coping strategies.
- Participants will be able to describe the effect of hearing loss on self-concept.
- Participants will be able to describe five stages of the "help-seeking process."
Kristina English, PhD
Kris English earned a Ph.D. from San Diego State University/Claremont Graduate University in 1993. She has given over 100 presentations on audiologic counseling, most recently in Canada, Italy, Denmark, and England. She is an associate professor at the University of Akron, and is the President-Elect of the American Academy of Audiology.
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