For Employers in Industry: Manufacturing, Utilities, Construction, Safety Officials
Attendees Will Learn:
Hearing Loss and the Workplace: Communication and Access
For Businesses, Employers who would like to Improve Communication for everyone
By now, 1 in 5 Americans over age 12 have hearing loss significant enough to interfere with communication. How will employers deal with this in the future?
Attendees Will Learn:
You can take a lead in supporting hearing-challenged employees at your organization.
Categories: Public Education on Ear and / Hearing Safety, Hearing Loss Prevention, Advocacy
Some topics: How we hear, rising social/recreational noise levels, industrial noise, hearing loss consequences and prevention
Categories: Information, Public Education, Prevention, Advocacy
Some topics: Statistics, rising noise pollution, at-risk populations, lack of targeted public education efforts
Categories: Public education on ear/hearing help; technology; devices, access
Some topics: Hearing loss and assistive listening devices; what is a loop; who can benefit and how?
Categories: Information, Awareness, Support
Some topics: What is tinnitus? Emotional burden, management strategies and research
Categories: Medical Information, Public Education, Prevention
Some topics: What is ototoxicity? Examples of known and suspected substances, complicating issues, strategies for staying safe
What Did You Say? An Unexpected Journey into the World of Hearing Loss – Second Edition
What Did You Say? is the book author Monique Hammond wishes she had when she was coping with and trying to understand her own sudden hearing loss.
Weaving together her story with a wealth of information—causes of and types of hearing loss, audiology tests, hearing instruments and listening devices, support groups and organizations, resources and checklists, to name a few— Hammond’s wisdom and insight is invaluable, and her story is one that needs to be shared.
This newly revised second edition provides its readers with:
• Noise-induced hearing loss research news
• Expanded Assistive Listening Device (ALD) and Hearing Loop information
• Aural Rehabilitation for hearing aid and implant clients
• News on implantable hearing devices (including cochlear, bone-conduction and others)
• Over 50 new diagrams, pictures, charts and graphs
What Did You Say? provides readers with the information to understand their conditions, be involved with their care, persevere, and become their own patient advocates.
Monique is a hearing loss expert. She was a pharmacist at University of Minnesota Hospital, but had to quit her job after she lost hearing in one ear at a church fundraiser (very loud band).
Monique then did 5 years of research and wrote the book. By popular demand, Monique revised the book, added pictures and charts and has provided new information about hearing loss and devices that can help.
Monique was twice appointed by the Governor to the Commission of Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (MCDHH). She was also elected twice as President of the Hearing Loss Association of America local chapter.
Monique has given 40 presentations to employees and over 70 presentations to community groups about hearing loss due to noise.
“A terrific academic job putting together the problem of hearing loss as it can affect lives in a very serious and personal manner.”
– Michael M. Paparella, M.D., President of the Paparella Ear, Head & Neck Institute, Professor & Chairman Emeritus – Department of Otolaryngology University of Minnesota – Founder of the International Hearing Foundation (IHF)
“Sharing your experiences and expertise with others is such a gift… turning adversity into an amazing life and learning experience.”
– S.S., Communications Consultant
“The book is very interesting and powerful in how it conveys the disability associated with losing a sense we usually take for granted…”
– G.K., MD
A Sudden Hearing Loss upended her life in a matter of four hours. Monique had to quit her job as a pharmacist. She then learned how precious the gift of good hearing really is.
In her book “What Did You Say? An Unexpected Journey into the World of Hearing Loss,” Monique shares her story. Most importantly, she passes forward to the readers what she learned the hard way about ears and hearing.
Monique Hammond graduated with high distinction from the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy. She has worked in health care in Europe, the United States and Australia. She was appointed by the governor to the Commission for Deaf, Deafblind and Hard-of-Hearing Minnesotans (MCDHH). She served two terms and was vice-chair.
Monique is currently Executive Director and Senior Consultant at Ralph D. Thomas and Associates, Inc. She is a member of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) and has been elected twice president of the local chapter.
During her tenure with the Commission for Deaf, Deafblind and Hard-of-Hearing Minnesotans (MCDHH), Monique Hammond staunchly represented the interests of people with hearing loss. Unaware that she had even been considered, she was honored with the Commission’s Citizen Advocate Award at the Capitol in Saint Paul by popular vote of her peers.
Hearing Loss is a growing issue. This blog supports the discussion about hearing loss.
How it happens. How it can be avoided. What are your options.
Don’t miss out on news and information that can benefit you.
Damage to the inner ear and hearing loss can be prevented. Contact Monique today.
She can help you find the best options in prevention, education, and coping.