Join us for an informative and interactive presentation about the vestibular system and how it impacts balance. How does hearing loss potentially factor into this disorder? Join us and find out!
Date: Saturday, May 22
Time: 10 a.m. PT
Duration: 90 minutes
AuD, Ph.D., CCC-A, Assistant Professor, Division of Audiology at USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and Director, USC Balance Center.
Overview: Finding Balance: Exploring the vestibular system
In this session, we will focus on the vestibular system which is responsible for encoding the position of the head in space relative to gravity. This portion of the inner ear can be a mystery to many yet, plays a pivotal role in everyday activities. Topics will include anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system, auditory and vestibular disorders, vestibular diagnostic tests, and functional outcomes following changes in vestibular function.
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For more information on hearing and masks, visit the Hearing Loss Association of America resources page.
Watch our webinar, Face Masks and Hearing Loss: Practical Tips and Strategies, here.
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Back by popular demand after their San Diego chapter presentation last month, InnoCaption will join us for our next virtual meeting to share the latest innovations for the desktop and app. The latest feedback from users is this is a worthwhile and transformative feature that you should not miss!
Matt Goncalves, Marketing Director, and Christina Duarte, Director of Regulatory Affairs, will be presenting and taking Q&A at the end. Please note the presentation is free and will be captioned so come and join your fellow friends and members for an engaging time!
Note: You’ll be sent a meeting link after you register above. Make sure to check your inbox for an email from “Sharon”!
Captioning will be provided within Zoom for easy viewing and following along.
Zoom: Use a computer. If possible, attend the meeting on a computer rather than via a smartphone or iPad. This will give you the best layout to view the captions as well as other meeting features.
Meetings are captioned. How to See Closed Captions in ZOOM
Of course, if you have any questions, just email us email@example.com.
Dr. Ray Goldsworthy
A great big thank you to Dr. Ray Goldsworthy for his informative and engaging presentation on cochlear implants with music appreciation. A robust Q&A followed the presentation, which was chock full of interesting tidbits on the history and evolution of the cochlear implant.
Many of you were unable to attend the meeting so please have a review of the meeting transcript.
SAVE THE DATE for our September meeting:
Saturday, September 26th at 10:00 am. We will be having a rap session, so please come with your comments, concerns, and helpful suggestions!
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We had an incredible meeting last Saturday – David Majit and Chalese Buttars of Oticon spoke to our group (we had a “full house” of more than 70 participants) on Brain Hearing and Communication Strategies. Local audiologist Jeff Grama was on hand to deftly answer every question (and there were many!) during the Q&A.
While we miss seeing you all in person and sharing coffee and snacks, Zoom is giving us the ability to reach out to a wider audience – a small silver lining to the cloud during these challenging times.
Save the date: August 22nd for our next meeting. Ray Goldsworthy, Associate Professor of Research Otolaryngology at USC will be speaking to us. Ray is a cochlear implant wearer and, therefore, “gets us” and devotes his research to rehabilitation and other efforts to improve our lives. Please join us for what will be an engaging meeting!
Stay tuned for more information coming soon!
It’s that time again! Mark your calendars for our upcoming virtual chapter meeting to be held on Saturday, July 25 at 10 a.m. PT.
A very engaging topic and presentation will be held with David Majit and Chalese Buttars of Oticon Hearing Solutions. They will be presenting how hearing challenges impacts the ability of the brain to understand and comprehend the surrounding world around us. Please note, those of you who do not have hearing loss but have loved ones or friends with hearing loss should join us to better appreciate just how difficult dealing with hearing loss can be.
Topic: Brain Hearing, Listening Effort, and Effective Communication under challenging situations.
Zoom Meeting: If you are a non-LA chapter member or haven’t received the Zoom meeting link, you can use the one below to register:
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Toni Barrient will be hosting, through her Hearing Well Club, a virtual meeting on Tuesday, June 9 at 2pm the following:
Our June meeting will cover the latest research on Brain Hearing, Listening Effort, and Effective communication under challenging situations.
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