Understanding Hearing Loss & Speech Production for Professionals & Families

3-Part Series: Hearing Loss 101: Understanding the Anatomy and Physiology of the Hearing Mechanism and the Various Types of Hearing Loss
Part 1 – Hearing Loss: Types, Causes, and Degrees  1 hour 32 minutes
Presentation slides 913 kb

Part 2 – Diagnosis of Hearing Loss & Impact on Speech and Language Development
1 hour 33 minutes
Presentation slides 916 kb

Part 3 – Amplification Options: Hearing Aids, Implantable Devices, and Assistive Listening Devices  1 hour 34 minutes
Presentation slides 988 kb

Nicole LaffanNicole Laffan, Au.D., M.S., CCC-A/SLP

Dr. Nicole Laffan holds a dual certification as both an Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathologist. Dr. Laffan has over 20 years of experience working in hospital, private practice, public school, private school, and university settings. Currently, she is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northeastern University. Dr. Laffan provides direct services to patients, clinical supervision of graduate students, and teaches courses such as Introduction to Audiology, Aural Rehabilitation, and Childhood Language Disorders. She is the chair of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Her expertise and interests lie in the areas of amplification, aural rehabilitation, educational audiology, and communication disorders associated with hearing loss.

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