Empowering Your Clients to Live Skillfully with Hearing Loss

People with hearing loss are most successful when their goal moves beyond ‘hearing better’ to ‘communicating better’. It’s not always easy to do, but in this vibrant session, Shari Eberts & Gael Hannan will demonstrate strategies to help your clients do just that.

In addition to a broad range of hearing technology, clients must engage in other strategies that are often underrepresented or overlooked in standard clinical practice, such as the reframing of attitudes towards hearing loss and embracing a range of non-technical, behavioral game-changers. Without these communication-based strategies, clients will often continue to struggle, even with the best hearing aids.

In this course, Shari and Gael will introduce client-centered concepts that can help you empower your clients to develop an improved mindset that will transform them into stronger self-advocates and better relationship-builders who are equipped to improve almost any listening situation. 

Learning Objectives

1. After this course, participants will be able to identify critical, integrated communication strategies that empower clients to live more skillfully with their hearing loss.  
2. After this course, participants will be able to demonstrate their awareness and compassion for the lived experience of hearing loss.  
3. After this course, participants will be able to describe how to reframe their client-centered clinical approach to include non-technical communication strategies. 

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December 6, 2023

12:00 to 1:00pm ET
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December 6, 2023 

12:00 to 1:00pm PT
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December 7, 2023

12:00 to 1:00pm CT
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The same presentation will be given 3 times. Earn 1 hr of Continuing Education.

For more information, please email or contact your Widex Clinical Education Specialist team.

Meet Your Guest Presenters

Meet Shari Eberts

Shari Eberts is a passionate hearing health advocate, author, and speaker on hearing loss issues. She is the founder of LivingWithHearingLoss.com, a popular blog and online community for people with hearing loss, and an executive producer of We Hear You, an award-winning documentary about the hearing loss experience.

Shari has an adult-onset genetic hearing loss and hopes that by sharing her story, she will help others to live more peacefully with their own hearing issues. Her book “Hear & Beyond: Live Skillfully with Hearing Loss” (co-authored with Gael Hannan) is the ultimate survival guide for living with hearing loss. Shari holds a BS in Psychology from Duke University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Shari Eberts Headshot
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Meet Gael Hannan

Gael Hannan is a hearing health advocate, writer, and speaker/performer who lives with profound hearing loss. She creates award-winning awareness projects that help people live more successfully with their hearing challenges, including the acclaimed one-woman show “Unheard Voices,” a humorous memoir “The Way I Hear It: A Life with Hearing Loss” and a regular blog for HearingHealthMatters.org that has a passionate international following.

Gael lives on Vancouver Island. “Hear & Beyond: Live Skillfully with Hearing Loss” (co-authored with Shari Eberts) is the supportive how-to guide she wishes she’d had at the start of her hearing loss journey.

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Widex is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 0.1 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy’s Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

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Widex is approved by the International Hearing Society to offer continuing education for this course. This course [CEN-775-23] is approved for up to 1 credit(s) of continuing education (1 CE Credit = 1 contact hour). IHS approval of this course is based on content only and does not imply endorsement of the course content, specific products, clinical procedure, instructor or adherence to the IHS Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/Education Provider and not necessarily of the International Hearing Society

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