On September 20, the NYC chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America will present a panel discussion featuring ENT’s and audiologists who will talk about how their hearing loss affects their work as clinicians. David Landsberger, Ph.D., will moderate the discussion among the panelists shown below.
Viral Tejani, AuD, PhD, is a Cochlear Implant Audiologist and Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve University. He sees cochlear implant patients in the clinic and is also involved with both NIH-funded and industry-funded research. He completed his AuD at University of Maryland and his PhD at University of Iowa, where he was a faculty member until relocating to Cleveland. Viral has utilized hearing aids in both ears since he was three years old. He has been involved in HLAA for over a decade, most recently serving as a mentor for the HLAA YAH! (Young Adults Hear!) group.
Dr. Sophie Racine received her Au.D. from The Graduate Center-CUNY and currently works at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Prior to moving to Seattle, Dr. Racine worked at Montefiore Medical Center. Her clinical interests include diagnoses of adult and pediatric hearing loss, auditory brainstem response testing, otoacoustic emissions testing, and audiological rehabilitation, including management of amplification. Dr. Racine spends her free time as a mentor for children with hearing loss at Center for Hearing and Communication. When she is not working, Dr. Racine enjoys working on her comic strip called The Misadventures of Miss Heard that follows an audiologist with hearing loss and spending time with her pup, Ruby.
Terrence Williams, H.I.S., is Assistant Director of the Hearing Technology Center at the Center for Hearing and Communication, with more than 25 years of experience as a hearing instrument specialist working with all types of hearing devices. His technical expertise is indispensable in the repair, testing, and fitting of hearing aids, as well as ongoing follow-up care and counseling. Additionally, Terrence is fluent in assistive listening and alerting technology that helps people who are deaf or hard of hearing be safe and communicate better. On Thursdays at 2:00, he leads a free devices demo where you can learn about captioned phones, wireless TV headsets, and vibrating alarm clocks. He was diagnosed with a hearing loss in his early 20’s at a hearing aid convention he was attending for work. He is a valuable member of the chapter’s Board of Directors.
Dr. Paul Hammerschlag retired as an otologist/neurotologist in 2017 following a long career as a physician-surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of problems related to the ear, temporal bone, and facial nerve. Dr. Hammerschlag received his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and his A.B. from NYU. He was Director of Neurotology/Otology Surgery at the NYU School of Medicine, faculty member at Bellevue Hospital Center, and Co-Director of the NYU Center for Ear Developmental Anomalies. The Paul Hammerschlag Fellowship in Otology/Neurotology at the NYU School of Medicine was established towards the end of his academic career. His connection to the Center for Hearing and Communication (formerly the NY League for the Hard of Hearing) began in early childhood when his mother brought him to “the League” for services. He currently serves on the board of directors at CHC and has also served on the Board of Directors of the HLAA.
If you would like to join us for this captioned program, register here. After registering, you will receive an email with the Zoom link. Please register early if interested.
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The New York City Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America is a vibrant, diverse community dedicated to helping people with hearing loss lead more satisfying and productive lives. At the chapter’s monthly meetings, speakers address topics such as hearing aids and hearing-aid alternatives, assistive technology, interpersonal strategies, and advocacy initiatives. Those of you who are interested can find information about our organization on our chapter website by clicking here.