Mission/Vision

Mission

To study the relationship between hearing loss and health by partnering with the community of people with hearing loss, clinicians and researchers.

Vision

To affect public policy that supports evidence based research to identify and direct health risk associated with hearing loss and promotes solutions that allow people with hearing loss to fully participate in all aspects of life.

Governance Guidelines

The Healthy Living with Hearing Loss (HL2) has it's own guidelines for committee policies and procedures. All HL2 members must familiarize themselves and understand these guidelines. Click here to view the HL2 Governance Guidelines.

Opportunities

Deaf Strong Hospital 2015

Actors needed!

 

Seeking Deaf persons age 18 and up interested in participating in Deaf Strong Hospital, an all-day activity for first-year medical students at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry that will teach them what it feels like to be Deaf in a hearing hospital.

DSH 2014 group pic

This is a role-reversal exercise, which means all of the doctors, receptionists, and pharmacists are Deaf and only communicate in ASL. The medical students will become patients and will have to learn how to communicate with Deaf doctors and nurses to get the health care they need. This fun and exciting event will take place at the University of Rochester Medical Center on August 28, 2015 from 8:30 to 3:30pm.

You will be paid about $50 for your participation. Free lunch and a t-shirt will also be provided to all participants.

Interested? Contact

Ian Deandrea-Lazarus

Email: ian_deandrealazarus@urmc.rochester.edu