Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 04/27/2021

Ask an Audiologist - Live and Interactive Discussion


A live and interactive discussion with Steve DeMari, Staff Audiologist with CaptionCall. Steve will provide an overview of helping tips and information related to hearing health and hearing loss. Steve DeMari brings with him more than 30 years of experience in the audiology and hearing aid industry. After earning a master’s degree in audiology from Syracuse University, he completed a clinical and research audiologist fellowship at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Long Beach, California. He is also a member of both the American Academy of Audiology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 

Chat Transcript

14:03:02     From  Bonnie O'Leary   to   All panelists : that's great thanks
14:03:08     From  Jacob Lupo : You should be seeing some captions now
14:03:29     From  Ron Drach   to   All panelists : nOPE
14:03:45     From  Bonnie O'Leary   to   All panelists : they're good  thanks much
14:04:21     From  Gene Poole : How will Google’s instantaneous transcription service affect Caption Call’s technology?
14:06:36     From  Bonnie O'Leary   to   All panelists : captions are gone
14:08:12     From  Gene Poole   to   All panelists : Steve: I am listening to you right now over Costco’s wonderful KS-10 HAs which, at $1400, are almost identical to Phonak’s $6000+ Paradise-90’s.
14:11:36     From  Meryl Schaffer : Meryl Schaffer TLC Daily Money Mentor, LLC (301) 260-7428 (Land Line) Meryl@TLCDailyMoneyMentor.com  www.TLCDailyMoneyMentor.com I take away the fear of dealing with one's daily financial affairs, from those who cannot or will not deal with these issues.
14:12:10     From  Bonnie O'Leary : Bonnie O'Leary, Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC.org)
14:13:53     From  Meryl Schaffer : Northern Virginia Resources Center provides wonderful education to hearing & hearing impaired individuals.
14:14:14     From  Bonnie O'Leary : thank you!
14:15:29     From  Beth Wiseman   to   All panelists : Hearing Loss Association of America, Greater Baltimore Chapter, Beth Wiseman, 410-484-6866, a support group.  We do not sell Hearing Aids.
14:19:57     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Beth Wiseman to All Panelists:  02:15 PM
Hearing Loss Association of America, Greater Baltimore Chapter, Beth Wiseman, 410-484-6866, a support group.  We do not sell Hearing Aids.
14:29:03     From  Lisa Mottesheard   to   All panelists : Lisa Mottesheard, Hearing Loss Association of America, Greater Richmond Outreach Chairperson and advocate for Fredericksburg, Virginia Beach and Virtual Veterans HLAA chapter support groups. 804-349-7567 or LMottesheard@CaptionCall for meeting times and registration info.
14:30:16     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Lisa Mottesheard to All Panelists:  02:29 PM
Lisa Mottesheard, Hearing Loss Association of America, Greater Richmond Outreach Chairperson and advocate for Fredericksburg, Virginia Beach and Virtual Veterans HLAA chapter support groups. 804-349-7567 or LMottesheard@CaptionCall for meeting times and registration info.
14:30:21     From  Beth Wiseman   to   All panelists : I have a captioning phone but the captioning is very, very inaccurate.   I'm ready to give up on it.
14:31:42     From  Gene Poole   to   All panelists : Eargo is OK, but not for severe hearing loss.
14:32:34     From  Gene Poole   to   All panelists : Federal govt insurance pays $2500 every three years toward hearing aid cost.
14:33:12     From  Lisa Mottesheard   to   All panelists : I would also suggest contacting your insurance provider to find out your exact coverage available to better understand your options.
14:35:21     From  Gene Poole   to   All panelists : stapes
14:44:35     From  Gene Poole   to   All panelists : Terrific!  How about 1 or 2 follow-on sessions?  We need more of this.  Gotta run in a few.
14:47:56     From  mary busse : does the degree if hearing loss matter relevant to the caption call service?
14:53:52     From  betty shaughnessy   to   All panelists : Have to go, this was good!
14:55:24     From  Ron Drach   to   All panelists : Ihave Caption Call and he is right. Fantastic service and captioning and they are all very professional. I did a video for Clear2Connect.org on the importance of captioning to me
14:55:57     From  Marsha Schwartz   to   All panelists : The form that audiologists complete, after a person has had a hearing test, just asks if the person has a hearing loss.  There are no other questions regarding degree of loss.
14:56:28     From  Beth Wiseman   to   All panelists : Great program!  I will call for your phone and have mine from another company returned..
15:00:55     From  Lisa Mottesheard   to   All panelists : As Steve mentioned, captions do not have to be cut on when it is not needed. The phone also does not require caption service to be cut on to get added volume
15:01:59     From  Mary Anne Hardy : Very helpful!
15:02:01     From  Meryl Schaffer : Excellent presentation.
15:02:28     From  Bonnie O'Leary   to   All panelists : how many attended today?
15:02:30     From  Meryl Schaffer : The public needs to be educated.  Many are quite unaware.
15:02:41     From  Ron Drach   to   All panelists : Fantastic presentation. Probably the best I have seen
15:02:42     From  June Luff   to   All panelists : Thank you
15:02:59     From  deb merriner : Thanks for the great info!


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