LOGAN — Families along with caregivers often struggle with understanding how to help someone with hearing loss. Amy Anderson, spiritual counselor at <a href=”http://www.sunshineterrace.net/”>Sunshine Terrace</a> and outreach director for the Sunshine Terrace Foundation, said the topic can be difficult to address.
“The TV is on too loud, we have to repeat ourselves,” she said. “For some, it’s hard to hear, so they avoid large groups or even going out.”
Anderson said Sunshine Terrace is cohosting an event later this month to provide information on resources available to help with this problem.
“We have partnered with the <a href=”http://www.usor.utah.gov/dhh”>Utah State Division of Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing</a> to present information on Wednesday, July 19, from 3 to 4 in the afternoon,” she said, “so that people can come and learn about effective communication strategies, about assisted listening devices, how to deal with communication breakdowns, how hearing loss might be related to dementia—just anything related to hearing loss.”
The event will be held at the Sunshine Terrace Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, located at 248 W. 300 N. in Logan. Call 435-752-0411 for more information.