Hearing - Why You're Losing It, How to Deal With It
with Bruce Sloane
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This course addresses hearing loss—a major health problem by instructing participants in the basics of sound and ear anatomy; how we hear; what can go wrong? outer, middle, and inner ear diseases; getting your hearing tested; audiologists; audiograms; presbycusis; tinnitus; hearing aids, what they do and don’t do; living with hearing loss; cochlear implants—getting tested, insurance coverage, cochlear implant surgery, getting used to them; children and hearing loss; and other topics.
Bruce Sloane wore hearing aids for 35 years and watched his hearing fade decibel by decibel over the years. Finally, 18 months ago at age 81, he decided to get tested for a cochlear implant. This fantastic device has given him back his life. As a mentor for Cochlear America, he counsels hearing impaired individuals who are considering hearing aids or a cochlear implant. He has a blog about cochlear implants on the website of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance, has published articles in the emagazine Listening, and will have a short article in March in USA Today.
In his other life he has been a geologist, technical writer, and author of travel books and the ebook Tales of Shirt Tail Hollow. He lives outside Sperryville with his wife Joy in her childhood home at the end of Old Hollow. Their daughter, Amy Sloane Timbers, is a real estate broker in Washington, Va. She lives in Woodville with husband David Timbers. Their other daughter, Karen Sloane, is an IT guru in Pennsylvania and is currently wandering around Australia.
Mar 20 - Apr 17th, 2018
Tue for 5 weeks from 1:00 - 2:00 pm
11669 Lee Highway
Sperryville, VA 22740 Get directions