Free Deaf and Hard of Hearing 101 Training on October 12th

Free “Dispelling the Myths” training set in Madison (Lac Qui Parle County). See an enclosed attachment of DHHS seminar brochure October 2017 for more details.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division (DHHS) through MN Dept. of Human Services will sponsor “Dispelling the Myths” (Deaf and Hard of Hearing 101), an all-day, free, public training covering various aspects of being deaf and hard of hearing.  The seminar is set for 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at West Annex of M-M-N Elementary School, Multi-Media Room, 422 5th Avenue (West Entrance) Madison, MN.

Encouraged to attend are businesses, employers, public agencies, adults with hearing loss, parents of children with a hearing loss and others who are interested.  The training will have a small interactive session in which participants can experience a simulated hearing loss.  Equipment for people who are deaf and/or hard of hearing also will be demonstrated.

Other topics to be covered include:

  • Terminology and definitions
  • Communication tips and methods
  • Sign Language interpreters
  • Hard of Hearing issues
  • Deaf Culture
  • Resources

To ensure there is space available, registration is recommended by calling the DHHS St. Cloud office at 1-800-456-3690 or by sending an email to dhhs.stcloud@state.mn.us.  When registering, please provide the following information: name and complete address: employer and job title; daytime and evening phone numbers; date of seminar; and email address.   A confirmation email or phone call will be sent about one week before the training.   Registration must be received by September 28, 2017 (extended deadline date).

Sign language interpreter and assistive listening device will be provided.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.

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