Apr 6, 2020 5:00 PM
About the talk: 1) How to communicate with your doctor/nurse when they wear face masks. 2) Learn about how hospitals work and how they will change with COVID-19. 3) Learn about tools & apps you can use to prepare ahead of time.
This talk is geared towards people who primarily communicate orally. Please see the recording, transcript, and slides of presentation by deaf, signing physicians targeted to an ASL audience.
See the recorded talk for the oral presentation here.
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Dr. Chad Ruffin is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who specializes in hearing restoration and ear surgery. He communicates orally and is one of the first people born deaf to become a surgeon using cochlear implants. He performs cochlear implant and hearing restoration surgery and teaches his patients how to live to the fullest with hearing loss. In addition to treating patients in the clinic, he also researches and develops technology for hearing loss. Follow the latest updates via Twitter and Facebook.
Tina Childress, Au.D., CCC-A is an educational audiologist in mainstream and residential school settings, technology and social media aficionado, late-deafened adult fluent in ASL and a bilateral cochlear implant recipient. With her unique perspective and passion for sharing information through social media, she is an international presenter and motivational speaker for families, adults and professionals. Her expertise includes Hearing Assistance Technology, apps, cochlear implants, advocacy and effective strategies for coping with hearing loss. Dr. Childress is active on many local and national Boards and Committees where she is a strong advocate for accessibility (especially in the performing arts) and disseminating resources. Follow her at tinachildress.wordpress.com.
This webinar is supported by Deaf and Hard of Hearing Technology RERC (deafhhtech.org). Hearty thanks to Dr. Christian Vogler & Rob Roth for helping to organize this event.
Dr. Ruffin is committed to providing every patient with outstanding care. Hear what patients of Dr. Ruffin have to say about their experience with him.See all reviews
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.
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!
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!