Blogs to Check Out
Meet Sara – Prairie Grass and Hearing Aids is the name of her blog! Check it out:
Katherine Bouton is an advocate and educator for the deaf and hard of hearing. https://katherinebouton.com/
We have compiled a list of links that might be of help to you in understanding hearing loss and searching out new technologies to help hard of hearing people. Links with an (MN) designation are Minnesota only.
www.hearingloss.org – HLAA (Hearing Loss Association of America) – National Headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland.
https://www.hearingloss.org/hearing-help/communities/patients/ – Guide for Effective Communication in Health Care
http://mn.gov/deaf-commission/ – Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, & Hard of Hearing Minnesotans.
https://mn.gov/deaf-hard-of-hearing/ – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services – a division in the Minnesota Department of Human Services (MN).
www.tedprogram.org – Telephone Equipment Distribution Program. The TED Program provides telephone equipment to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind, speech impaired or have a physical disability and need adaptive equipment in order to use the phone. The equipment is loaned out at no cost as a long-term loan. Available equipment includes Captel phones, light flashing ring signalers, TTYs, amplified telephones, loud ringers, hands free speakerphones and more.
www.agbell.org – Alexander Graham Bell Association
www.ata.org – American Tinnitus Association (ATA)
www.menieresfoundation.org – Meniere’s Disease Foundation
www.harriscomm.com – Harris Communications (Assistive Listening Products)
vestibular.org – Vestibular Disorder Association (VEDA)(dizziness and balance issues)
www.nad.org – National Association for the Deaf (NAD)
www.asha.org – American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Join the Minnesota Adult Cochlear Implant Social Group.
This group was started in 2011 by speech-language pathologist and aural rehabilitation specialist, Sara Oberg, in order to connect individuals who have cochlear implants and their friends, family members, spouses, partners, etc. This group meets on a monthly basis, typically on Sunday afternoons! The location varies throughout the metro area.
We welcome new members! If you or someone you know is interested in joining this group and receiving emails about our monthly meetings please email your name and email address to Sara Oberg, B.M., M.A., CCC- SLP: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you!
Sara Oberg Presentation Handout
A pdf file containing links to websites to practice your listening skills and a list of iPad apps to practice your skills. Click here for the pdf.
Quick Facts about Age-Related Hearing Loss (2:00): Public Service Announcement
Low and No Cost Solutions (2:00): Public Service Announcement
Encouraging Treatment (1:30): Public Service Announcement
The links provided are to files with closed captioning. The videos are also available with audio-description and open captions at the MNCDHH YouTube page at: https://www.youtube.com/user/MNCDHH/videos
Please note that there is unique footage in the different products – the shorter ones are not simply excerpts of the mini-documentary.