Outreach Event At PEI Seniors Secretariat Conference In Montague

November 4, 2018.  Last week we hosted a table at the 7th Annual Learning and Caring for Ourselves Conference, an event hosted by the Seniors Secretariat of PEI at Montague Regional High School.  This was a relaxed event, with a small number of participants, and our table was well visited.

Some of the participants remembered us from last year’s ‘Pardon Me What Did You Say?’ Roadshow.  A few had heard us on one of the interviews given on CBC Radio.

Visitors were interested in hearing loops and pocket talkers and we were kept busy with explanations.

CIMG2752 Oct 27 2018 Senior Secretariat Conference Montague

Annie Lee MacDonald (left) and Daria Valkenburg (right) at Montague Regional High School. (Photo credit: Shelley Cole)

CIMG2750 Oct 27 2018 Senior Secretariat Conference Montague

Annie Lee MacDonald listens to a visitor at our table at Montague Regional High School. (Photo credit: Daria Valkenburg)

Outreach events are very useful for us, as we not only have a chance to speak to people we wouldn’t otherwise see, we also get an idea for what issues are top of mind for people.  For a conference on seniors, it was also unfortunate that hearing health, let alone hearing loss, is still not a priority.

An interesting animated video entitled ‘The Science Of Hearing’, produced by the people who organize the TED Talks, explains the hearing process in five minutes. Take a look for yourselves:  http://mentalfloss.com/article/550074/learn-everything-you-need-know-about-science-hearing-five-minutes

Do you have a hearing loss issue you’d like to share?  Email us at hearpei@gmail.com or comment on our blogYou can also follow us on Twitter: @HearPEI.

Don’t miss our upcoming events:   

November Chapter meeting:  Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 9:30 am at North Tryon Presbyterian Church. Guest speaker will be Jessyca Bedard, Clinical Support & Business Development Manager for Oticon Medical Canada, who will talk about BAHAs (Bone Anchored Hearing Aids).  The presentation will be followed by our Annual General Meeting.

Presentation:  Annie Lee MacDonald and Daria Valkenburg have been invited to talk about the pocket talker project with the Law Foundation of PEI and PEI lawyers at the upcoming meeting of the PEI Seniors Secretariat on November 30, 2018.

Check out our Upcoming Events page for even more events.  (See https://theauralreport.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/)

© Daria Valkenburg

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