NCRAR Monthly Seminar Series - CEU Details - National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)
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NCRAR Monthly Seminar Series - CEU Details

The current month's seminar info and CEU documents are below (see highlighted section when you scroll to the bottom of the page).

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022

Time: 12-1pm (Pacific)

Location: VA Portland Health Care System, NCRAR (Virtual)

 (Panel Discussion): Dr. Jessica Hoffman, Au.D., Dr. Cornetta Mosley, Au.D., Ph.D., Dr. Ishara Ramkissoon, Ph.D., Dr. Brad Buran, Ph.D. 

Title: Optimizing Participation and Communication for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: A panel discussion collaboration between NCRAR and ASHA Special Interest Group 8, Public Health Audiology

Abstract: For hard of hearing and deaf individuals, the burden of auditory training and advocating for inclusion often falls to them. The goal of this round table discussion is to consider the role of education and training of the larger community for optimizing human connection, effective communication, and integration with society for individuals with hearing loss. Panelists were selected to represent a variety of lived experiences and opinions on this topic. Panel members include individuals who are either deaf or hard of hearing or have experience providing auditory training using innovative service delivery models. Discussion prompts will be selected by polling the panelists as well as researchers at the intersection of audiology and public health. It is expected that the discussion will center on: How audiologists might empower their patients to consider the patient’s own goals in the context of what they need to feel successful in their own lives; How audiologists might improve accessibility for their patients through community and employer based training; Common opportunities and resources organizations often overlook that could make school and work more accessible and empowering for individuals with hearing loss, and; How audiologists and audiology clinical training programs might reframe how they think, and talk about, managing hearing loss to include the role of the community.  

Learner Outcomes: Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

• Describe two reasons why communities benefit from sharing the responsibility for optimizing human connection, effective communication and integration in society with their deaf and hard of hearing members.
• Identify three common barriers to access and inclusion for deaf and hard of hearing individuals and solutions for each.
• Discuss hearing healthcare disparities in older adults and innovative service delivery models to address unmet needs.

Disclosure statements: Dr. Jessica Hoffman, Au.D., audiologist, has relevant financial relationships to disclose: per-diem audiologist, Westchester Medical Center and Phelps Hospital-Northwell; and the following non-financial relationships to disclose: member of ASHA, AAA, American Cochlear Implant Alliance, and Institutional: serves on advisory board of Iona College Interdisciplinary Advanced Certificate in Deafness (IACD). Dr. Cornetta Mosley, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A, audiologist, has relevant financial relationships to disclose: salaried audiologist at the University of South Alabama; and relevant non-financial relationships to disclose: member of ASHA, SIG-7 Affiliate, NBASLH, and serves on the Audiology Affairs Committee. Dr. Ishara Ramkissoon, Ph.D., CCC-A, Associate Professor, Audiology Program, Gallaudet University does not have any relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Brad Buran, Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University research instructor, has no financial relationships to disclose; and the following relevant non-financial relationships to disclose: he is deaf and works with deaf colleagues, studies hearing loss, his spouse is an audiologist, and he serves on the boards of Testing, Evaluation and Certification, and the Language Matters Academy.  

*IMPORTANT DETAILS: The seminars will be broadcast via Zoom

To receive a Zoom invitation, you must contact Joey Nadeau at before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, and he will send you an email invitation with a Zoom link.

DVDs: If you would like a copy of the DVD after the presentation, please email Joey Nadeau at and one will be sent to you once they are available.

CEUs: If you wish to receive CEUs for watching the seminar, please click on the links below to download the TWO* forms you will need:

 1. ASHA Participant form NOTE: this is a fillable form!!** (see instructions below) We do not accept scanned forms
 2. Evaluation form

You will need to return BOTH forms within 5 business days (May 19th) in order to receive credit. Send them to Joey Nadeau at 

NCRAR is approved by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association to offer 0.1 CEU for this continuing education activity (Advanced level, Professional Area).   

**Fillable Form instructions: How to Complete the ASHA Participant form electronically

Download/save the form to your computer, and then you will be able to fill in the form.
• Enter your identifying information as usual in upper right section
• Click in the middle of bubble/box section for your last name
• The boxes/ grid lines disappear and empty white space appears in the middle
• Type in your name
• Hit TAB; Your responses, both your typed letters as well as the grid lines with boxes colored-in will reappear
• Enter your ASHA number in next section the same way
• Hit TAB and numbers fill in the boxes