Wednesday, June 15, 2016The date for our fall lecture has been set for November 5! We want to hear from you about a topic of interest for the Fall 2016 LWHL Community Lecture. We have received some great ideas so far, including the differences between speech and music, adult onset hearing loss (causes, risk factors, etc.), and the effect of hearing loss on communication partners. If anyone has other ideas they would like to share, please let us know by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Saturday, April 2, 2016On 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...
Saturday, March 12, 2016The 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...