UF&Shands Speech and Hearing Center offers free hearing loss classes

The UF&Shands Speech and Hearing Center and the Gainesville chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of Florida will offer “Living with Hearing Loss,” a series of free classes for people with hearing impairment.

The education series includes four free classes: “Coping with Hearing Loss,” “A Thousand Ways to Say ‘Huh,’” “Handling Difficult Listening Situations,” and “What Other Help is There?” Classes are held at the United Way of North Central Florida office, 6031 NW 1st Place, Gainesville. Session 1 of the four-part class series will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on May 16, May 23, May 30 and June 6. Session 2 will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on July 9, July 16, July 23 and July 30.

Participants are encouraged to bring family and friends to the classes, but space is limited. Please call 352-294-5151 or email mmccaghren@phhp.ufl.edu to register for either the Session 1 dates or Session 2 dates of the “Living with Hearing Loss” classes.