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Meeting             Saturday, February 16, 2013


Time:                     10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m. (Refreshments)

                              10:30 a.m.-12 Noon (General Meeting)

                              12 Noon – 1:00 p.m. (Steering Committee Meeting)


Location:             Hearing Loss Association of America Office

                              7910 Woodmont Avenue – Suite 1200

                              Bethesda, MD  20814


Topic:                   Speechreading for People with Hearing Loss


Presenter:          Dr. Scott Bally


Moderator        Lise Hamlin


Dr. Bally, who recently retired as a full professor from Gallaudet University, is a frequent contributor to
Hearing Loss Magazine. He has spent more than 35 years working with people with hearing loss teaching speechreading skills and communication strategies to adults. Dr. Bally co-authored the book, Speechreading: A Way to Improve Understanding, which is the nation’s all-time best-selling book on the topic of speechreading. He serves as the Aural Rehabilitation Professional Advisor for HLAA.

Guest Bio: Gael Hannan
Date & Time: Oct 27 2011 - 7:00pmTopic Summary:
Speechreading is a skill that improves with practice. Some people may be naturally better at it, just as some people have a knack for carpentry or music. But all people with hearing loss, whether congenital or acquired, can learn to be a better speechreader, for better communication. Speechreading is a bit like a puzzle. What do I see on her face? What do I hear her saying? What’s the subject we’re discussing? Put it all together and – eureka! This all happens almost without our realizing it, and the more we practice, the better we get.

Reading Faces: An Introduction to Speechreading is a fun webinar that will introduce participants to the basics of speechreading as an important communication strategy. The webinar will also include information on speechreading courses and ideas for practice in everyday life. Participants should have a small mirror available to practice lip movements during the course of the webinar. 
Thanks to Bob MacPherson