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Compelling Questions: What to Do When Your Hearing Leaves You?

Compelling Questions: What to Do When Your Hearing Leaves You? Online

PLEASE NOTE: This is a virtual talk. Please CLICK HERE to register and receive the link to join.

The Compelling Questions lecture series tackles a variety of current topics that affect our increasingly global society. Topics might include geopolitical concerns, scientific inquiries, and social justice subjects. Speakers will address the topic question of the month and help attendees learn more about these important questions.

According to the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing's "Modern Guide to Hearing Loss" from 2019, 1 in 6 people worldwide experience hearing loss. Over time, we have seen improvements in the overall awareness of hearing loss, leading to improvements in education as well as advancements in assistive technologies. Whether you have been experiencing hearing loss yourself or know someone who is hard of hearing, it is increasingly important to ensure that accessibility is provided in meaningful ways that help those with hearing loss feel connected and supported by the communities around them. Come and learn about the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the services they and other agencies can provide, and what strategies, coping mechanisms and technology options are available  for individuals who are new to hearing loss.

For this month's Compelling Questions program, we have invited speaker Jonathan O'Dell. Jonathan G. O’Dell grew up in Vienna, Austria, where he lost most of his hearing suddenly at age 10 due to complications associated with meningitis. Following his hearing loss, he attended an oral school for deaf and hard of hearing children in Vienna until he was 14, after which his education continued in mainstreamed settings in England and the United States. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. O’Dell has been employed at the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing since 1991 in several direct service and administrative positions. He specializes in sharing knowledge around communication technologies and techniques used by and for Deaf, hard of hearing and late deafened individuals, and frequently provides programmatic and environmental consultations to entities wishing to create a communication accessible environment for family, employees, and clients. Past service recipients have ranged from multinational technology, pharmaceutical and medical corporations, to national sports and entertainment franchises, and state and federal agencies as well as privately owned businesses and public entities.

Paid for by the Marjorie Scoboria Lecture Fund.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Online - Zoom #1
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This is an online event. Event URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8UsS1xvPQ3uR79OoYMF0Ug

Event Organizer

Jianna Chrisopher

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