Speech & Hearing Sciences Presents ...

University of Washington
Experience Auditory Rehabilitation
UW EAR 2014

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

Starkey Hearing Technologies Logo We are very grateful to Starkey for the generous support this year! We are excited to have Gabrielle Saunders, Ph.D. as our Starkey Sponsored Keynote Speaker.
  • 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: September 15 – 17, 2014
  Where: UW Speech & Hearing Science Dept
Eagleson Hall
1417 NE 42nd St
Seattle, WA 98105
  Registration: $250 per couple, $125 per individual. The fee includes all classes, assessments, activities and meals.

Registration is Closed

Past Participant Comments UW EAR (formerly SIARC):

“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 firsthand 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 Science Dept
206-685-2207
uwear@uw.edu