if you have hearing loss, or you have an interest in hearing loss, then why not come along to one of our coffee mornings
Sophie Hardy will be our speaker for May and she is currently completing her PhD at the University of Birmingham.
She will be talking to us about those moments that we all experience from time to time when we can't recall the word we wanted to use, known as ' word finding difficulties or failures'.
Sophie's PhD research is focused on understanding the changes in language production with age , and how this is affected by other cognitive and physical functions.
Her talk will focus on the causes of word-findings difficulties as we get older and discuss some emerging evidence that suggests physical fitness may be an important factor in preventing this problem.
She also hopes to include some small interactive elements in which we can try out some of the measures and tasks that are typically used in language and ageing experiments.
People with a hearing loss do comment that they have difficulty remembering what was said when they are busy lipreading. We think that is because your brain is working twice as hard to work out what is being said and of course lipreading can be tiring. Hearing loss is not the main part of Sophie's research but we feel that there will be many things we can relate to and learn from her studies. We are very grateful to her for taking the time out from her research to come along and tell us about what she has discovered.
Please arrive for 11 am and then Sophie will start her talk at 11:30 after we have had tea/coffee and should finish just before 1pm.
Please let us know if you are coming by emailing us. This will ensure that we have enough refreshments!
We have a Phonak system that attendees can use to ‘listen’ to the speaker at future coffee mornings which will make it more accessible. We would like to thank the Kenilworth Forum for their contribution towards the funding needed to purchase the system.
All our events are now pre-booked at the Kenilworth Centre in Abbey End North (access is from the Abbey End car park) CV8 1QJ between 11am to 1pm.
A £3 donation towards the cost of the room & tea/coffee provided is appreciated.
We do hope you can join us and if you would like to bring a partner or friend, they will be very welcome.
CELST is a voluntary (not for profit) charity whose prime objective is to raise funding to sustain lipreading classes and expand them where it is possible.