Web Conference to Address Music Listening with Cochlear Implants

The Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss will be hosting a web conference on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 1-3:30 pm Eastern time on the topic “Listening and Making Music with a Hearing Loss: Issues for Cochlear Implant Users.”

 The two and half hour web conference will feature two presentations on listening to music with cochlear implants by renowned researchers.  In addition, cochlear implant musician Richard Reed will discuss the music rehabilitation program he developed.  The conference will conclude with a 3 person panel consisting of adult musicians with cochlear implants.

The intended audiences for this web conference are:
audiologists and audiology students,
music educators and music therapists,
consumers,
and anyone who has a hearing loss and is curious about the impact of cochlear implants on music listening and music performance.



Technical language will be kept to a minimum to ensure everyone can understand the presentations.  Real-time captioning will be provided for this event.The registration fee is $35 and conference attendees are encouraged to register at this link. The registration deadline is September 6, 2013.

http://aamhlconference.eventbrite.com

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Founded in 2001, the mission of the Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss is to

1) create opportunities for adult musicians with hearing loss to discuss the challenges they face in making and listening to music.

2) create opportunities for public performance either individually or in groups by adult musicians with hearing loss who might not otherwise have access to these opportunities

3) provide ongoing feedback to hearing health professionals, hearing researchers, manufacturers of hearing assistive technology, music educators and others to improve hearing device technology relative to music performance and enjoyment

4) provide educational opportunities to enable hard of hearing and deaf adults to appreciate and make music in ways not previously available 

For more information, please contact Wendy Cheng: info@aamhl.org 
Web site address: http://www.aamhl.org