WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8

“Accessibility at The Ringling: Making the Most of Your Visit”

Speaker: Erin Carter, Museum Educator and Training Specialist at The Ringling Museum

Come to this meeting, and bring snowbird friends with hearing loss, too, to learn about maximizing your next visit to The Ringling. Our January speaker, Erin Carter, holds a master’s degree in art history from the University of South Florida. Previously, she was an instructor of art history at Full Sail University and ran the volunteer program at the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden in Winter Park, Florida. Currently, her work at The Ringling involves training 120 docent volunteers to give tours of the various venues across campus. She also oversees the museum’s accessibility programs.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

“What’s New at Cochlear Americas: CIs, BAHAs, and More” 

Our speaker will be Cristina Costas, Bilingual Engagement Manager

If you are considering an implantable solution for your hearing loss such as a cochlear implant or a bone-anchored hearing aid, join us to learn about the latest technological updates.

Cristina received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Florida State University in 2011. She then earned a Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of South Florida in 2013. She has worked as a bilingual speech language pathologist in outpatient hospital settings providing family centered auditory based speech and language therapy to children and adults with hearing loss.

Since joining Cochlear Americas in November 2017, she has provided awareness, support, and resources to recipients and candidates considering implantable hearing solutions. 

LUNCH AND LEARN WITH THE HLAA SARASOTA/MANATEE CHAPTER

North Sarasota Library Meeting Room

2801 Newtown Blvd, Sarasota

Meeting is supported with hearing loop and CART.