Aural Rehab — Learn More Tonight 11/17

Aural Rehabilitation for Consumers:  
Best Practices in Hearing Healthcare 
Tuesday, November 17th
5:45 announcements
6 – 7:15 Program with Q&A
Muhlenberg Library
209 W. 23rd Street, 3rd Floor Community Room
Presented by
Peggy Ellertsen, MEd, C.C.C.-S.L.P.
Jaclyn Spitzer, PhD.
Aural rehabilitation – also referred to as patient-centered care, aural rehab and “A.R.” – is an approach to the practice of audiology that includes a broad set of practices that help people with hearing loss learn new skills for coping effectively. Aural rehab offers people with hearing loss opportunities for learning how to listen and attend, how speech-read, and how to create solutions with assistive devices and communication strategies. Importantly, aural rehab also shifts the process of hearing healthcare to one that invites the voice of the person with hearing loss in the creation and revision of an active communication management plan. In our presentation, we will explain some of the important components of aural rehab and describe the many benefits of this approach. Participants will leave with materials and information about how to access aural rehab tools and resources in their management of hearing loss.
Peggy Ellertsen currently serves on the HLAA’s national Board of Trustees and maintains the Boston chapter’s website.  She is a past member of the HLAA Boston Chapter Steering Committee, and coordinated the chapter’s Speaker and Workshop series.  Trained in the field of communication disorders, membership in the American Speech Hearing Language Association has provided Peggy with access to rich resources for patient centered hearing healthcare.

Jaclyn Spitzer, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Audiology and Speech Pathology at Columbia

University College of Physicians and Surgeons, as well as Director of Audiology and
Speech-Language Pathology and Director of the Cochlear Implant team at Columbia
University Medical Center.
CART (real-time captioning) provided by Lauren Schechter of TotalCaption. Note: CART can be streamed onto any smartphone, computer, or tablet that has Internet access. At the meeting, ask Lauren to send you a link via email, click on the link, and the streaming text will appear. For additional information, see Lauren’s website,
HLAA is a volunteer association for people with hearing loss, their relatives, and friends. It is a nonprofit, nonsectarian educational organization devoted to the welfare and interests of those who cannot hear well. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. We are a 501(c)(3) organization.  Mention of suppliers and devices in this newsletter does not mean HLAA endorsement, nor does exclusion suggest disapproval.

3 thoughts on “Aural Rehab — Learn More Tonight 11/17

  1. Katherine

    How are you doing?

    Have you had a chance to look at our documentary? You were fantastic in it. Would you be willing to write about it in your column?

    I will be getting out to NYC this year to see my daughter and if you have time would love to buy you a glass of wine.

    Your fan,

    Mary Hartnett


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