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Summer Intensive Auditory Rehabilitation Conference 2015

Summer Intensive Auditory Rehabilitation Conference

SIARC 2015

What is SIARC?

SIARC 2015 is a unique opportunity for adults with hearing impairment and their communication partners to experience the benefits of cooperative learning in a social environment.

Participants will benefit from the expertise of guest speakers on several occasions during the conference. Topics in the past have included tinnitus, coping skills, and assistive listening devices.

Group classes on coping, facilitating communication, and how to use new listening technology will be provided each day.

Throughout the conference and planned social activities, participants will be able to try digital and programmable hearing aids and use various assistive listening devices that work with hearing aids or cochlear implants.

Personnel from the Advanced Hearing Research

Center at the Callier Center will present innovations in hearing research and opportunities for research involvement.

Why Two People?

Hearing loss affects a person’s communication with others. That’s why SIARC is designed for a participant with hearing loss and his/her communication partner. The communication partner may be a spouse, family member, friend or coworker. Individuals are also welcome to attend.

Guest Speaker

At the conference, a guest speaker will give lectures on Auditory Rehabilitation Topics. The guest speaker will present to SIARC participants as well as UTD students in the AUD program and Callier Faculty.


Tuition scholarships may be available. Mail registration form by May 1, 2015 for scholarship consideration.

Evening Activities

There will be special evening activities to utilize the skills learned throughout the week and to experience some of the assistive listening devices in real life situations.

Conference Highlights

• Special Guest Lecture
• Personal hearing aid check
• Complete audiological evaluation
• Technology update and trials
• Strategies for listening
• Auditory training activities
• Hearing assistive technology (HAT)
• Real world practice with HATs
• Strategies for repair of communication breakdowns
• Cultural events: plays, tours or concerts
• Coordination with your current hearing health provider
• Cutting edge research reviews

Registration Fee

The registration fee includes all classes, assessments, activities and meals. To insure the highest quality of service and educational experience, registration is limited to ten couples. Submit registration prior to March 1st with $20 deposit per person to reserve a place. If paid in full by May 1, 2015 registration fee is only $350 per couple or $175 per individual. Deposits will be applied to registration fees. After the May 1st registration fee is $400 per couple and $200 per individual.

When: May 18 -22, 2015


Callier Center Richardson
811 Synergy Park Blvd.
Richardson, Texas 75080

Registration deadline: May 10, 2015

Additional information

Dr. Linda Thibodeau
Professor, Au.D. Program
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.utdallas.edu/~thib

Hotel information

Conference attendees, even those who are local, are encouraged to take advantage of the special nightly rate at the Hilton Garden Inn in Richardson.

The nightly rate for Monday-Wednesday is $119.00 (plus tax), and $82.00 (plus tax) for Thursday. This includes shuttle service to the conference and breakfast daily.

Reservations must be secured by May 1, 2015 to receive this rate. Ask for the UTD rate when making reservations.

To make a reservation, call (972) 792-9393.

Hilton Garden Inn
1001 W. President George Bush Pkwy.
Richardson, TX 75080

Space is limited. Register today!

To register, send completed form with payment to:

UT Dallas Callier Center, c/o Linda Thibodeau
811 Synergy Park Blvd., Richardson, Texas 75080


SIARC is sponsored in part by the David J. Bruton

Charitable Trust and major manufacturers of hearing assistive devices.

Website: http://www.utdallas.edu/calliercenter/

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