$25.00 USD

Communication Access for Hard of Hearing Individuals

Improve understanding of hearing loss, communication needs, and accommodations for better interactions with individuals experiencing hearing loss.

Explore practical strategies and knowledge to effectively communicate with individuals who have hearing loss. Topics include communication while wearing masks, understanding sensorineural hearing loss and its impact on speech, and implementing accommodations, technologies, and strategies. This course equips students with essential skills to foster effective interactions and overcome communication barriers in diverse contexts.


  1. Develop effective communication techniques specifically tailored to overcome challenges faced by individuals with hearing loss while wearing masks.
  2. Gain a comprehensive understanding of sensorineural hearing loss and its impact on speech, including the changes in perception and comprehension.
  3. Explore a range of accommodations, technologies, and strategies available to support individuals with hearing loss, promoting inclusive communication and addressing their unique needs.

Duration: 30 minutes

Content Knowledge Level:

  • Novice: Limited knowledge or experience in the subject matter.
  • Beginner: Basic understanding and familiarity with the foundational concepts.

Target Audience:

  • Professional Studies (PS): Content directly applicable or impactful to healthcare professionals, interpreters, and transliterators.
  • General Studies (GS): Topics that broaden the general or global knowledge base of healthcare professionals, interpreters, and transliterators. 

Disability Statement:
ASL interpreters and live Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART) provided by A5 Interpreting. 

If you have a disability that may require some accommodation in order to participate in a Bridges Oregon activity, please notify the Bridges Oregon at (971) 202-1500 or [email protected] at least 3 full business days in advance.

Diversity Statement:
Bridges Oregon is providing this workshop as an opportunity for safe, respectful learning and will not permit harassment, discrimination or horizontal violence based on another's comments, questions, schema, race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or any other protected class.

Refund Policy:
Webinar registration purchases are non-transferable and non-refundable.