Burro Fire information: There is a community meeting at Saguaro High School this evening, Wednesday July 5, 2017 at 5:30 pm. American Sign Language (ASL) and Communication Access Real-time Translations (CART) captioning will be provided. The meeting will also be live streamed on Facebook. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/BurroFireInfo/
At our Third Tuesday Educational Seminar, Suzanne Moseley, M.A. will be presenting “Hearing Loss, Cognitive and Social Engagement in Older Age”. This seminar will be held on Tuesday, April 18th at 1:00 pm at ALOHA (4001 E. Fort Lowell) in lieu of our regular peer support group. If you missed it in Oro Valley this is your second chance!
Suzanne is a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Arizona. Suzanne’s main research interests include cognitive aging and the various factors that play into older adults’ cognitive performance. In collaboration with the Speech, Language and Hearing Department she is currently investigating the relationships among hearing impairment, cognition, and psychosocial functioning in older adults.
Thomas Kaufmann will be giving a special presentation “Looping Our Communities–What can we learn from the Santa Barbara Project” at ALOHA on Tuesday, April 4th from 2:30 – 3:30 pm.
Thomas Kaufmann, hearing loop expert, physicist, and founder of Otojoy, will be presenting the fundamentals of how a hearing loop works and where the loop systems can and should be used. He will also report about the successes of the Loop Santa Barbara campaign and how to duplicate it in other communities. That campaign was responsible for installation of 60 loops in four years.
Tom will explain the differences between perimeter loops like we have at ALOHA and phased array loops required in many larger and more complex settings. He will be sharing information on ear buds with telecoils which allow people without hearing aids, including people with normal hearing, to enjoy the benefits of the loop without a cumbersome head set. Tom is the developer of LoopFinder.com.
This special 2:30 pm presentation will follow the regularly scheduled 1:00 pm Peer Support Group. We hope you can attend! (ALOHA, 4001 E. Fort Lowell)
At our Third Tuesday Educational Seminar tomorrow, Audiologists Pam Wood and Cristi Moore will be presenting the highly requested “Living with Tinnitus: Management Strategies”. Join us at ALOHA tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21st from 1-2 pm and bring your questions for the post-presentation Q & A chat!
Pamela Wood, Audiologist and owner of Southwest Hearing Care Inc., has been providing services in Tucson since 1982. Pam is an audiology consultant for the Marana Unified School District and a master trainer for the State of Arizona School Hearing Screening Program. She has served on the ALOHA board of directors since 1984 and is the instructor of our ever popular Speech Reading & Communication class.
Cristi Moore, Doctor of Audiology and owner of Sonora Hearing Care LLC, has been caring for patients with hearing loss since moving to Tucson in 2000. Cristi is a preceptor for the University of Arizona Speech and Hearing Department Audiology Program. She has served on the ALOHA board of directors since 2011. Cristi has tinnitus herself and will share her personal experiences at the presentation.
Tomorrow, March 9th, the Oro Valley ALOHA Peer Support Group will be hosting Janis Wolfe Gasch Au.D. as she presents “Can-Do Communication: Beyond Hearing Aids” How to Maximize Communication and Minimize the Effects of Hearing Loss.
Janis Wolfe Gasch, Doctor of Audiology, is the Founding Director of Arizona Hearing Specialists. She has been providing services and promoting hearing health for over 40 years. Janis is an active volunteer in our community in addition to her time with St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic in Nogales, Arizona.
The Adult Loss of Hearing Association (ALOHA) Oro Valley Support Group monthly meetings are held the Second Thursday of the month from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. in the Cholla and Ocotillo meeting rooms at Santa Catalina Catholic Church, 14380 N. Oracle Road in Catalina.