Audiologist Mark Ross, PhD, is scheduled to host a Web chat on August 20 at 9 pm (EDT) titled What should I expect from my audiologist or hearing instrument specialist?, as part of an ongoing series sponsored by the Hearing Loss Association of America. HLAA conferred upon Ross its Lifetime Achievement award.

The live, moderated chats will allow listeners to ask questions and learn more about hearing loss from leaders in a number of medical disciplines associated with hearing loss, says the organization.

Registration is not required. To participate:
1. Go to five to 10 minutes before the Web chat is scheduled
2. Click on the "Log in to our Chat Room" button
3. Enter a username to use for the chat
4. Click on the "Connect" button
5. Click on "Rooms" tab (found on the right column)
6. Then double click on "Guest_Chat" to join the Web chat

Web chats are moderated to allow guest speakers to first answer all questions that have been submitted in advance. Click here to submit questions to Ross.

Ross received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brooklyn College in 1957 and l958, and a PhD from Stanford University in l962. He is a professor emeritus in audiology at the University of Connecticut, and is serving as a consultant to the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center at Gallaudet University. Ross has worked as a clinical audiologist, as director of a school for the deaf, and as director of research and training at the New York League for the Hard of Hearing. He has published extensively in the field, and writes articles for Hearing Loss Magazine, for the HLAA.

Click here for transcripts from previous chats.

[Source: HLAA]