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

Jan 12, 2019 7:00 PM

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9:00 pm

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.

Dr. Chad Ruffin

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

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.



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Dr. Ruffin was the first person in over 10 years to actually take the time to really listen to me. He took the time to figure out what’s actually going on without chalking it up to something simple and sending me on my way.

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I really appreciated Chad's honesty with options, having surgery being a last result and most of all explaining everything in layman's terms. I couldn't be happier with my experience and really appreciate him getting to the bottom of my ear issue and making it feel better than it ever has!

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Dr. Ruffin was incredibly knowledgeable, thorough and compassionate. He took the time to fully understand the issues and was able to provide immediate relief. Nothing short of a miracle here. Furthermore, the entire team was very kind and professional. One of the best medical experiences I have had!

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