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Clarke Audiologist Publishes Research in The Hearing Review

January 21, 2019—We are pleased to share that Meredith R. Frank, AuD, an audiologist at the Clarke Hearing Center in Northampton, MA, has recently published her research in The Hearing Review, a leading publication in the field of hearing health and audiology. [More]

Clarke Students Attend Musical at New York City's Lincoln Center

January 16, 2019—Clarke New York’s preschool families attended a musical performance of "The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses" thanks to a generous ticket donation from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. [More]

Clarke Welcomes New Members to Leadership Councils

January 14, 2019—Clarke’s Leadership Councils are coalitions of professionals committed to furthering Clarke’s mission. [More]

Clarke K-8 Students Welcome Canine Reading Buddy, Sunny

January 11, 2019—Students in Clarke’s K-8 Program, co-located at Leeds Elementary School, have been enjoying a very special visitor this school year. Sunny, a three-year-old Labrador Retriever, has been coming to see the students in their classrooms as a “reading buddy.” A...[More]

 
January 21, 2014

Clarke Northampton Audiologist Selected to Present at Conference


January 21, 2014—Joni Skinner, AuD, an audiologist for Clarke's Northampton, MA Hearing Center has been selected as a Breakout Session speaker at "Map Through the Maze" in Marlborough, MA on May 21, 2014. This is a conference for Alzheimer Care Professionals. There is actually a "speaker wait list" so to be selected to present in the first round is quite an accomplishment.

Joni's talk, entitled Hear Me Now, Remember it Later: Hearing Loss and Dementia is scheduled during session B at 1:15 to 2:30 pm and will cover:

  1. The relationship between hearing loss and dementia.
  2. The impact of audiological treatment for individuals with memory loss.
  3. How to implement communication strategies for persons with both hearing and cognitive impairment.

This workshop will offer a review of the research that is revealing a strong correlation between hearing loss and cognitive function; provide increased awareness of how to provide enhanced support to your clients and their families with the goal of aging in place; and allow participants to gain a better understanding of how they can help those with dementia to optimize their ability to communicate and participate in the world around them thereby improving their overall quality of life.

This is a lot to pack into 1.25 hours hours, but this important topic will help to plant the seed with care givers, and will be a critical first step in providing services and support to this population.