Empowerment through education is a major part of NVRC’s mission. Our programs in the community bring information and resources to people with hearing loss, introducing them to a range of possible solutions to improve the quality of their lives. These programs include:
- “Honey,Turn Down the TV!” – A Consumer’s Holistic Guide to Living with Hearing Loss ( a two-part program)
- “Hearing Aids – Beware and Be Wise”
- “Stop Mumbling – I can’t Hear You!”
- “Help! Where Did my Hearing Go?”
- Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids and Hearing Assistive Technology
NVRC also offers educational programs in our large, all-access meeting room which is equipped with an audio loop. CART is also offered at our programs, as well as sign language interpreters. Recent program topics at NVRC include:
- Hearing Loss & Dementia
- Making Your Home Accessible and Safe
“Mis-Communication or Missed Communication? – The Challenges of Hearing Loss” awareness trainings are also given to agencies, organizations, and businesses. These trainings are designed primarily for the hearing community: employers, caregivers, planners, business leaders, emergency responders, and others about the impact of deafness and hearing loss on communication.
One-on-one hearing screenings and mentoring are also key elements of our outreach services. A screening helps determine if you could benefit from having a comprehensive hearing evaluation by an audiologist. This free service gives individuals an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns and get information specific to their needs. Screenings are offered in the community and at NVRC.
NVRC can also be found promoting all of its outreach and other services at health fairs, information expos, and local conventions.
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