35 Medford St.
Somerville, MA 02143
Market Square Services
Information on Hearing Loss
The Hearing Market Square will include an easily accessible library of handouts, books, videos, computer software, brochures, hearing loss simulators, and other materials aimed at people with hearing loss, their families, and their associates, all from a variety of sources.
Workshops for Hearing Healthcare Professionals
There is an ongoing need for workshops and conferences focusing on specific issues related to hearing loss. The Hearing Market Square will provide a convenient facility for such meetings. (The Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation frequently organizes training workshops for therapists working with children and adults with hearing loss, and has sponsored two conferences, the International Sensory Aids conference, 1998 (ISAC-98), and the Adult AR Conference, 2001 which have attracted local and international participants.)
Assessment of Speech Communication Skills
The center will provide an opportunity for people with hearing loss to have their speech perception skills (auditory, visual, and auditory-visual) and needs assessed. Testing will include aided/unaided assessments, evaluations in quiet and in noise, and assessment of telephone performance. The procedures will also access subjective measures, goal setting, etc. Training recommendations will be made based on the test results.
Many people with hearing loss seek communication training, but few are able to find appropriate services. This is especially true for adults with acquired hearing loss. When training is provided, it has to fit the needs of individual people, meet their goals, and be aimed at the appropriate level. The center will provide group and 1:1 training opportunities, short-term and long-term training, intensive training programs, and residential courses aimed at children, adolescents, and adults.
Hearing Loss Website
The center will expand the Hearing Market Square community by setting up a comprehensive website providing information on topics related to hearing loss and aural rehabilitation. Where feasible, other center services will be extended to the web so that people with hearing loss and related professionals, independent of geography, can access training, materials, texts, displays, etc.
Please help realize the Hearing Market Square by making a tax deductible (weâ€™re a 501(c)3 non-profit organization) contribution. Send checks to
Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation
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