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Free “Dispelling Myths” Training set in Mora

May 3, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm


DHS will sponsor “Dispelling the Myths: Deaf and Hard of Hearing 101,” an all-day, free, public training covering various aspects of being deaf and hard of hearing. The seminar is set for 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at Eastwood Life Enrichment Center in Mora, Minn.

Encouraged to attend are businesses, employers, public agencies, parents of children with a hearing loss and others who are interested. The training will have a small interactive session in which participants can experience a simulated hearing loss. Equipment for people who are deaf and/or hard of hearing also will be demonstrated.

Other topics to be covered include:

  • Terminology and definitions
  • Communication tips and methods
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Hard of hearing issues
  • Deaf culture
  • Resources

Due to the limited seating, early registration is encouraged by calling the DHS Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services’ St. Cloud office at 1-800-456-3690 or by sending an e-mail to When registering, please provide the following information: name and complete address; employer and job title; daytime and evening phone numbers; date of seminar; and email address. A confirmation email or phone call we will be sent about one week before the training. Registration must be received by April 26.

If you need a sign language interpreter, assistive listening device, or other accommodations, contact or 1-800-456-3690 at least three weeks before the seminar.


May 3, 2016
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Event Category:



ASL, ASL Interpreted, Request other accommodations


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