For the past 15 years, a multidisciplinary team, comprised of clinical and genetic experts led by Dr. Terry Lynn Young have been conducting research to identify genetic mutations responsible for hearing loss in Newfoundland and Labrador families.
Now, the research team, in partnership with CHHA-NL, seeks to gain a fuller understanding of the every day challenges faced by individuals living with hearing loss in Newfoundland and Labrador through in-person conversations.
At the same time, the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) is gathering information to contribute to the development of federal accessibility legislation, through the “Spotlight on Invisible Disabilities” project. Your input will help explore ways in which federal accessibility legislation can create an environment to provide all Canadians the resources to thrive as full participants in Canadian society. Learn more here.
You Are Invited
to participate in a round table discussion with a team of researchers from Memorial University of Newfoundland to discuss what life is like living with hearing loss.
and provide input to the Spotlight on Invisible Disabilities project.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Fairfield Inn & Suites, St. John’s
This is event is hearing accessible.
FM Listening Systems and Real Time Captioning will be provided.
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Read More About Local Hearing Loss Research
A Memorial University researcher has discovered a gene mutation linked to hearing loss in young children in Newfoundland and Labrador, and a team of researchers has set up in Grand Falls-Windsor to study genetic hearing loss. Learn More.