St. Elizabeth’s Offers Free Seminar Addressing the Struggles and Challenges Associated with Hearing Loss

Monday, July 09, 2012

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July 12 seminar addresses hearing loss in all age groups; provides recommendations on therapies and treatments

BRIGHTON – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a Steward Family Hospital and teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine, if proud to offer  patients and the community a free seminar addressing the struggles and challenges that come with hearing loss.

The seminar, titled Hearing Loss: Cutting-Edge Treatments for an Ageless Problem” is scheduled for Thursday, July 12 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. This seminar will provide attendees with an understanding of what causes hearing loss, effects of hearing loss on communication and self-esteem and the newest treatment options available at Steward St. Elizabeth's Medical Center.

What: Hearing Loss Seminar: Cutting-Edge Treatments for an Ageless Problem

Where: St. Elizabeth's Seton Auditorium, 736 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA 02135

When: Thursday, July 12 4-6 p.m.

  • 4 p.m. Registration
  • 4:30 p.m. Mark A. Parker, PhD: Hearing and Main Causes of Hearing Loss
  • 5:00 p.m. Michael Dybka, PhD: Effects of Hearing Loss on Communication
  • 5:15 p.m. Peter J. Catalano, MD: Implantable Hearing Aid Technologies
  • 5:45 p.m. Mark A. Parker, PhD: Technological Advances in Today's Hearing Aids

A light snack will be provided to all attendees. Registration is required. Please call 1-800-488-5959.

About St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a member of Steward Health Care, is a major academic medical center affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine.  Areas of medical excellence include cardiology, neurosciences, bariatric surgery, women’s health, high-risk obstetrics, bone and joint health, hematology/oncology, pulmonary medicine and emergency medicine.  St. Elizabeth’s is a member of Steward Health Care, which is the second largest health care system in New England.  Visit St. Elizabeth’s online at

About Steward Health Care
Steward Health Care is the largest fully integrated community care organization and community hospital network in New England.  Headquartered in Boston, Steward is the third largest employer in Massachusetts with more than 17,000 employees serving more than one million patients annually in 85 communities.  Hospitals in the system include Saint Anne’s in Fall River, Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Norwood Hospital, Carney Hospital in Dorchester, Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill, Morton Hospital and Medical Center in Taunton and Quincy Medical Center.  Other Steward Health Care entities include Steward Medical Group, Steward Hospice and Home Care, Laboure College, and Por Cristo.   Further information is available at















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