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Interested in a Group About Hearing Loss?

May 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Do you or your loved one have hearing loss? If your answer is “yes,” you are not alone as hearing loss impacts more than 60 million Americans over the age of 12. Unaddressed hearing loss in adults is associated with poor health outcomes, including dementia and isolation.

Caitlyn Whitson, AuD, CH-AP, will talk about current issues and hearing tech. With the recent attention on hearing loss and its impact on cognition, coupled with the recent explosion of nanotechnology, hearing aid tech continues to be a rapidly evolving field in the healthcare sector. With the addition of OTC hearing aids to the consumer marketplace, understanding where to start with hearing care can be confusing. Dr. Whitson’s presentation will review the current state of prescription-based and OTC hearing aids, their available features, and other technology to improve hearing accessibility.

Dr. Whitson joined the UNC Hearing and Communication Center in 2019, where she is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor and Clinic Manager. A double graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics in 2013 and her Doctorate in Audiology in 2019. Her clinical duties include graduate student precepting, diagnostic hearing evaluations, adult hearing aid fittings, and facilitation of the aural rehabilitation program. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her daughter and visiting the beach in her hometown of Wilmington, NC. 

If there is sufficient interest, then there may be an opportunity to form a group that can affiliate with the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). This group would meet quarterly to discuss hearing loss, share tips, and exchange information on managing this condition.


May 14
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Fearrington Cares Center
26 Swim & Croquet
Pittsboro, NC 27312
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