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Hearing Loss Association of America offering consumer technology training

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is offering an intensive three-day training program for consumers to improve their knowledge about and expertise in the ability to use new technologies to hear, access information and to communicate effectively, and transfer that knowledge to other people with hearing loss.

hearing loss association of america, hearing assistive technology, hearing lossThere is minimal cost to participants. The training is funded by a grant from the Consumer Electronics Association Foundation (CEA Foundation). 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 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. The goal of this program is to teach seniors about technology that can help them.

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 hearing loss technologies. Trainees will become community resources for state and local health agencies and hearing health professionals.

For more information or to ask anyquestions, email HAT_Training@hearingloss.org.

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