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Health Series March 2019
March 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 amFree
Today Dr. Lorraine Jenstad, Associated Professor from UBC is going to speak about Hearing Health and Hearing Aids- How we hear and what happens when we don’t. There will be a hearing screening after the presentation.
In this presentation we will cover a lot of ground related to hearing and hearing health. I will go through some facts about how we hear and about hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears). We will talk about what is known about preventing hearing loss and recognizing the early signs of hearing loss. I will go over steps in seeking hearing health, including what professionals to see and what types of services they can provide. These services include hearing tests, hearing aids, alternatives to hearing aids, and counselling about good communication strategies. I will show some of the latest hearing aid technology and talk about some sources of funding available to help with the cost of hearing health. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask your own burning questions about hearing health, along with an opportunity to have your hearing screened after the presentation.
Bio: Lorienne Jenstad, PhD, is an audiologist and Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Audiology and Speech Sciences. She received her Master’s degree in audiology from the University of Western Ontario in 1996, after which she worked for 5 years conducting clinical research with hearing aids. Subsequently, she went to Seattle Washington for her doctoral studies in Audiology with a focus on hearing aid processing for older adults. Her teaching and research interests include hearing and aging, hearing aid processing, and hearing health care for older adults. She is currently conducting research studies on hearing-aid related smartphone apps, communication between patients and health care providers, and hearing and cognition in older adults with Parkinson’s disease.