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Dr. Ruffin speaks in Tacoma to South Sound Cochlear Implant Support Group

  • Tacoma Area Coalition for Individuals with Disabilities 6315 South 19th St Tacoma, WA 98466 (map)

Topic: Self-Advocacy after Activation

Dr. Ruffin has bilateral cochlear implants and personally understands the social isolation and challenges of hearing loss. He strongly believes that self-advocacy improves a person’s experience with hearing loss. You will learn self-advocacy and communication techniques that he and other d/Deaf people have developed to succeed around the dinner table and in fast-paced and noisy work settings. He will share how these techniques complement the science that shows how deafness changes the brain. You will learn how a better understanding of these changes can greatly improve your communication. 

Learn more about the South Sound Cochlear Implant Support Group. Real time captioning and refreshments will be provided.