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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact Person: Wendy Cheng
Nonprofit Name: Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss
Email Address: info@musicianswithhearingloss.org
Web site address: https://musicianswithhearingloss.org

Conference on making music with a hearing loss to provide opportunities to share and discuss the challenge of music-making for individuals with significant hearing losses.
The Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss is pleased to announce their second biennial conference for adults with hearing loss which will be held July 13-16, 2017 at Kean University in New Jersey. This conference will be of interest to individuals who enjoy playing music despite the challenges that hearing loss brings. There will be opportunities to develop ensemble skills and listening skills with large and small ensemble coachings by clinicians who are themselves deaf or hard of hearing. Hearing loop technology will be available during this conference. Saturday, July 15 will also feature presentations on the challenges of making music with a hearing loss and a viewing of the documentary, Lost and Sound. The conference will conclude with a public concert on the evening of July 15.

For more information about the AAMHL 2017 Conference, please visit the AAMHL conference website.
Founded in 2001, the mission of the Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss is to

1) create opportunities for adult musicians with hearing loss to discuss the challenges they face in making and listening to music;
2) create opportunities for public performance either individually or in groups by adult musicians with hearing loss who might not otherwise have access to these opportunities;
3) provide ongoing feedback to hearing health professionals, hearing researchers, manufacturers of hearing assistive technology, music educators and others to improve hearing device technology relative to music performance and enjoyment; and to
4) provide educational opportunities to enable hard of hearing and deaf adults to appreciate and make music in ways not previously available.

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