Living with Hearing Loss Webinar Series:
The Recipe for “Ear Candy”

Join us for a year of learning through our 2019 Living with Hearing Loss Webinar Series! The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association is pleased to announce our second webinar to be held on June 8, 2019 featuring Karen MacIver-Lux

Title: The Recipe for “Ear Candy” (a.k.a., Listening That’s Understood!)
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 3 pm to 4 pm EST
Duration: 1 hour
To register, please fill-in a Registration Form

A brief description about webinar:

If only listening effort could equal listening that’s understood (a.k.a., ear candy)! Or can it?

Even though hearing technology has drastically improved our ability to hear, spoken language is not always easy to understand especially in noisy listening situations. We can, however, strengthen our ability to understand spoken language in non-ideal listening environments by making ear candy. That is, by developing new and refined auditory skills that will improve our brain’s ability to process and understand spoken language in all listening conditions.

This webinar will focus on ingredients of ear candy (listening success) and how they can be sourced, put together and made. In other words, Karen will share some practical strategies that can be used by the listener and his/her loved ones that will facilitate the development of new auditory skills and/or strengthen existing auditory skills which will lead to increased understanding of spoken language in its many shapes and forms (e.g. conversations in noisy settings; videos/television/radio; lyrics in songs, etc.). These practical strategies can be used naturally throughout the day at work or home within meaningful conversations and situations; without having to resort to “kill with drill” listening exercises. This webinar will include video demonstrations of these strategies as they are used within conversations which is where the majority of ear candy needs to be made.

Karen will share age-appropriate and readily accessible resources that will help maximize your own (or your loved one’s) hearing. She will share examples of strategies and age-appropriate tips and resources that she has successfully used herself as a cochlear implant recipient. Karen continues to support and provide learning services to individuals of all ages with hearing loss as an audiologist and an LSLS certified auditory-verbal therapist. So, learn how you can maximize your listening potential, whether using hearing aids or cochlear implants or not.This is a webinar you don’t want to miss.

About Karen MacIvor-Lux:

Karen MacIver-Lux, MA, Aud(C), Reg. CASLPO, LSLS Cert.AVT, is an audiologist, a LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist. She is the Director of Clinical Services at MacIver-Lux Auditory Learning Services, where she provides auditory learning services for individuals with hearing loss of all ages and their families. Karen and Warren Estabrooks developed the AST Approach and the Principles of AST Practice in 2013. She has been providing Auditory Skills Training (AST) for over 20 years and has written and presented extensively on the topic. As President of SoundIntuition, she oversees the development of online courses, learning experiences, and products for professionals and families who dedicate their lives to helping individuals with communication disorders reach their highest listening and communication potential. Karen has held the position of Lecturer in the School of Human Communication Disorders at Dalhousie University and has lectured at numerous universities across Canada and United States. Karen is a grateful cochlear implant user (2009) and is able to offer a personal perspective of the AST intervention and CI adjustment and MAPping process