Living Well with Hearing Loss

Maximizing communication and improving the lives of individuals with hearing loss

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  • School is Back in Session: The Protect Your Ears Program (PYEP)

    Thursday, October 19, 2017
    The Protect Your Ears Program (PYEP) is a University of Arizona Outreach initiative that partners with the City of Tucson Parks and Recreations after-school KidCo program. Since it's inception in 2012, PYEP has reached over 900 schoool-aged children in Tucson. This school year is no exception with the first site visit occuring on October 19th, 2017 at the Santa Rosa Park Recreation Center. PYEP continues to be a great learning oppurtunity for graduate and undersgraduate students to gain hands-on teaching experience by conveying the dangers of excessive noise exposure and the importance of prom... Read More
  • Spring 2016 Community Lecture

    Saturday, April 2, 2016
    On Saturday, April 2, 2016, the LWHL program held its Spring Community Lecture titled “Hearing Loss and Falls”, presented by Dr. David Velenovsky, PhD, Dr. Liz Cozzi, AuD, and Aimee Guerrero, PT. Our interdisciplinary panel delivered a very informative lecture on the risks of falls associated with hearing loss. Dr. Velenovsky talked about the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system, Dr. Cozzi discussed the battery of tests used to evaluate the bal-ance system, and Ms. Guerrero informed us about the rehabilitative options that are used for those with balance disorders. We had over 20 me... Read More
  • Festival of Books

    Saturday, March 12, 2016
    The Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences booth at Brainworks– Science City at the Tucson Festival of Books was a success! The department had three different topics represented including audiology, autism, and aphasia. Our department volunteers saw over 300 adults and nearly 200 children. The audiology booth offered education about hearing and noise protection, and measured the sound level from one attendee’s personal music device. Earplugs were given out to participants and interactive coloring worksheets were available for children. Special thanks to our audiology student volunteers: Holden... Read More