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Cultural and Informational Center for Individuals with Hearing Loss and Their Families (PD102769)

Presenter(s): Tena L McNamara, AuD, CCC-A/SLP, L
Course Description

It is commonly understood that better outcomes for management and treatment of hearing loss can be linked to greater knowledge and acceptance of the condition by the patient/client/student and their families. Knowledge is power. However, often individuals and their families do not have access to an impartial site hosting a variety of resources for review. This presentation discusses the need and development of an accessible and neutral site where individuals and their families can access diverse information and a variety of literature around topics related to hearing loss. It will also cover the steps for the development of a cultural and informational center, including tips on fundraising and overall management.

This course is a recorded session from the 2022 ASHA Convention Virtual Library (session 5014V).

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • List the importance of educating and providing a variety for resources on hearing loss to clients/patients/students and their families
  • Create a step-by-step process for developing a cultural and informational center
  • Identify funding sources and describe management strategies for a center

Presenter Information

Tena McNamara, AuD, CCC-A/SLP, L, is employed as a pediatric audiologist with Mueller Pediatric Therapy. She retired as an associate professor from the CDS Department at Eastern Illinois University and worked 27 years as an educational audiologist with the Special Education Association of Peoria County. Her concentration is on aural habilitation/rehabilitation therapy, audiological assessment, literacy, and (central) auditory processing diagnostics/therapy.

Financial Disclosures:

  • None

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • Member of Peoria Area Speech Language Hearing Association
  • Member of Illinois Speech Language Hearing Association
  • Member of Illinois Academy of Audiology 
  • Member of American Academy of Audiology 
  • Member of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by April 30, 2029.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: November 2022
End date: April 30, 2029.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 0.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.05
Item #(s): PD102769
Available Through: April 30, 2029