Communication, hearing loss and aging: Improving social interactions

Feb. 14, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Has hearing loss affected you or someone in your life? Learn about the effects of age-related hearing loss and age-related conditions such as stroke on communication and ways to communicate in the presence of hearing loss. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the need for a communication-friendly society, and how we can all advocate for it.

This webinar includes ASL interpretation.

Note: This webinar recording will be posted to On Demand following the live event.

This event is open to all alumni and their guests.


Tammy Hopper

Tammy Hopper, PhD, is the Dean of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and is a speech-language pathologist. Her research interests include communication with older adults who have dementia and hearing loss. 

Bill Hodgetts ‘08 PhD, Rehab Med

Bill Hodgetts, PhD, R.Aud is a professor and audiologist in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. His research interests include fitting and verification of hearing aids.

Esther Kim, ‘98 BSc

Esther Kim, PhD, R.SLP is an Associate Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her research focuses on improving outcomes for people with aphasia and other acquired communication disorders. She is passionate about communication accessibility and interventions that facilitate participation for people with communication disorders. 


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