Free Event at Chears Audiology in St. Louis Park
Katherine Bouton will be discussing the impact of hearing loss on her life—including the loss of her job at the New York Times—and signing books at this free event open to the public on Monday, August 24th at 7:00 pm at Chears Audiology in Saint Louis Park. She is the author of two books about hearing loss, including just published, Living Better with Hearing Loss: A Guide to Health, Happiness, Love, Sex, Work, Friends… and Hearing Aids.
Ms. Bouton will be in Minnesota to be interviewed as part of an educational documentary on age-related hearing loss being produced by Twin Cities Public Television and the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans. This event on the evening of August 24th is an opportunity for the public to meet her, ask questions and learn from her experience.
The location at Chears Audiology has a living room environment and Hearing Loops. CART (communication access realtime translation) and American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will be provided. Chears Audiology is located at 5808 West 36th Street in Saint Louis Park.
Ms. Bouton is a graduate of Vassar College, a former editor at The New York Times, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hearing Loss Association of America. She has had progressive bilateral hearing loss since she was 30. She blogs frequently for AARP Health and her first book, Shouting Won’t Help: Why I – and 50 Million Other Americans— Can’t Hear You, a memoir of adult-onset hearing loss, was a Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013.
Ms. Bouton’s discussion is sponsored by the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans with the generous help of Chears Audiology.
The Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans is a Governor-appointed Commission that advocates for equal opportunity for Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing. As part of its mission, the Commission is committed to educating policy makers and the public about the impact of age-related hearing loss and why it should be tackled as a public health issue. Working with Ms. Bouton and the production of the documentary with TPT are a part of this effort.