Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is offering an intensive 3-day training program for consumers concerned about hearing loss and hearing solutions. The program has a minimal cost.
The program is designed to help participants to:
- Learn about new hearing technologies
- Learn how to access information about hearing solutions
- Communicate effectively about hearing loss and hearing solutions
- Transfer their knowledge to other consumers with hearing loss.
The training is funded by a grant from the Consumer Electronics Association Foundation (CEA Foundation), and there is no charge for the training or training materials. Hotel accommodations for out-of-town participants and meals during the training are included. Trainees must cover only the cost of their dinners and travel to Bethesda, Md.
Many consumers, particularly those 50 and older, are unaware of the variety of assistive and emerging technologies that are available to keep them healthy, active, vital, and safe. Other barriers include attitudes about using these technologies, funding them, and confusion on how to select and use equipment for various situations. HLAA’s goal for this program is to teach seniors about technology that can help them, as well as to transfer this knowledge to peers.
Program participants will replicate the training in their local communities by taking what they have learned to educate others on the many benefits of using these technologies. Trainees will become community resources for state and local health agencies and hearing health professionals.
Deadline to apply is Monday, June 24, 2013. ?For more information about the program and to apply, consumers can download the agreement and application document [Word Doc]. ?