Speech & Hearing Sciences Presents ...

University of Washington
Experience Auditory Rehabilitation
UW EAR 2013

Previous attendees

What is UW EAR?

University of Washington Experience Auditory Rehabilitation (UW EAR) provides a unique opportunity for adults who are living with hearing loss, and their communication partners, to experience the benefits of cooperative learning in a social environment. Group classes on coping, facilitating communication, and technological advances in the hearing industry will be provided each day. Throughout the conference and planned social activities, participants will be able to try digital and programmable hearing aids and use various assistive listening devices that work with hearing aids or cochlear implants

Conference Highlights

  • Personal hearing aid check
  • Complete auditory evaluation
  • Technology update and trials
  • Strategies for listening
  • Auditory training activities
  • Hearing assistive technology (HAT)
  • Real world practice with HATs
  • Strategies for repair of communication breakdowns
  • Evening social events
  • Coordination with your current hearing health provider
  • Cutting edge research reviews

Why Two People?

Hearing loss impacts a person’s ability to communicate with others. That’s why UW EAR is designed for a participant with hearing loss and his/her communication partner. The communication partner may be a spouse, family member, friend, or co-worker. Individuals are also encouraged to attend.

When, Where, and Fee

When: June 18 – 21, 2013
Where: UW Speech & Hearing Clinic 4131 15th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105
Registration Fee:
$250 per couple, $125 per individual. The fee includes all classes, assessments, activities and meals.

Registration -- Space is Limited

To register, send completed form (Mail, Email, or Fax) with payment to:

Attn: Jessica Lewis
UW Speech & Hearing Clinic
4131 15th Ave N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105

Phone: 206-543-5440
Fax: 206-616-1185
Email: jlewis10@uw.edu

Participant Comments UW EAR (formerly SIARC) June 2012

“I feel more optimistic about coping with my hearing loss. It was good for us to meet others with similar problems - 'We Are Not Alone.'  A wonderful idea to be matched with students – for both of us, but more importantly for the students to see first hand what we cope with daily.”
~ RP, June 2012

“This conference is a great combination of ‘hands on’ for the team of professionals and students, and quality treatment for the ‘client.’"
~ NP, June 2012

Additional Information

Jessica Sullivan, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Speech and Hearing Clinic
Clinical Services