Workshop provides tools for communication with people who have hearing loss

Everyone knows someone with hearing loss.  As much as we may tease about it, hearing loss can be a serious issue.  Hearing loss can occur at birth and with aging; it has many contributing factors such as work, illness, medications, hobbies and lifestyle.

More than 37 million Americans–and approximately 4 percent of the population of Pierce County live  with hearing loss significant enough to affect not only their lives but the lives of those around them family, friends, co-workers, service providers and more.

Knowing “how to” communicate with someone with hearing loss will dramatically change your relationships.   Pierce County Community Connections Aging & Disability Resources is sponsoring a free informational workshop, “Solving the Mystery of Hearing Loss.”  It will be repeated four times:

May 7 – 12:10-12:50 p.m.

Pierce County Annex, Main Conference     Room, 2401 35th Street, Tacoma

May 9 –12:10-12:50 p.m.

County-City Building, 7th Floor Rainier Conference Rm., 930 Tacoma Ave S., Tacoma

May 10 – 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Gig Harbor Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Gig Harbor

May 12 – 9:30-11:30 a.m.

TACID, 6315 South 19th St, Tacoma

Christine Seymour, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Resource Specialist, will present this interactive and informative presentation aimed at changing how you view hearing loss and giving you the tools to support effective communication.