Hearing Loop Launch: Katherine Bouton: Losing Hearing, Finding Life
Monday, September 15, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm at Town Hall Seattle
Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.
In acknowledgement of the hearing loss community and Town Hall’s commitment to accessibility, this evening will be the official launch of the building’s new hearing loop system, which will enhance the hearing loss community’s experiences at events. Roughly 20 percent of people in the U.S. have some form of hearing loss. Katherine Bouton, author of Shouting Won’t Help (2013) is one of those people. In 2009, Bouton suffered from sudden severe hearing loss after years of gradual decline (which she kept secret from others) and was forced to leave her job of 22 years at The New York Times. During her return appearance to Town Hall, Bouton will share her journey of hearing loss, her experiences, and explain how the loss helped her find a new life. After her presentation, Bouton will appear in conversation with veteran broadcaster Mike James in an onstage interview.
Presented by: Town Hall, Hearing Loss Association of Washington, and University Book Store, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW.
When: Monday, September 15, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm
Where: Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.
Learn more: About hearing loops.
Please note: This is a fully hearing-accessible event. We’ll have extra assistive-listening devices, an ASL interpreter, a T-coil loop, and Real-Time Captioning (CART) on hand for Bouton’s talk.
Previous PNA Village posts on this topic: https://pnavillage.org/2013/05/23/straining-to-hear/