I received an e-mail today from an outside representative of Cochlear Americas inviting me to attend an Online Panel Discussion. She encouraged me to share the invitation with those who have an interest. The information is below... just click on the link to register.
Any questions can be directed directly to Gina Spatafore at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm looking forward to logging in and seeing what it is all about. Please join me!
Cochlear Americas will be hosting its first-ever online panel discussion around the subject of hearing loss on May 1st. This event coincides with the kick-off of Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) - May 2008. The month provides a great opportunity to educate and inform the general public about the importance of good hearing, the social and emotional implications of hearing loss, and the available solutions. Hearing loss affects people of all ages - from toddlers to seniors - and can greatly impact the lives of families and caregivers. Cochlear will be bringing together patients, healthcare providers, and experts in the field to share personal stories and discuss the latest developments in treating hearing loss. They'll also be available to answer your questions via live chat during the session. The panelists include:
- Amy Popp, Audiologist and Clinical Educator, Cochlear Americas
- Linda Day, Cochlear recipient and Awareness Manager, Cochlear Awareness Network
- Brenda Batatt, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America
Additionally, Emmy award nominee and actress-singer, Kassie DePaiva of “One Life to Live” whose son, J.Q. DePaiva, was born deaf but can now hear with the help of a cochlear implant, will also share her inspirational story. Cochlear will also be announcing the results of a national survey that focuses on the social and emotional implications of advanced hearing loss. It has been administered to adults who have a relationship with someone who is profoundly deaf, as a friend, family member or colleague, as well as those who are themselves profoundly deaf. The online panel discussion on May 1st will be a unique opportunity to discuss the findings of this survey with the leading minds on hearing loss, and we would be very happy to have you attend this event.
The event logistics are as follows:
May 1st, 10:00 a.m. PT/ 1:00 p.m. ET
Dial-in: 866-469-3239 or 650-429-3300, closed caption will be available