Health Night Out – June 25 – Hearing Loss – The Invisible Struggle

Jennifer Jefferis, M. Ed., Author

Dr. Fadyeh Barakat

Phyllis Ketring

Hearing loss is an invisible struggle that impacts physical, cognitive and social well-being. Often those with hearing loss don’t seek help until their loss has affected where they go, what they do and who they see.

On Monday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m., Health Night Out explores the way hearing can affect your quality of life and when to seek help. This will be a unique opportunity to learn about hearing loss from both a doctor in Audiology and an individual who struggled for years with her own hearing deficit.

Dr. Fadyeh Barakat earned her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Arizona. Her Bachelor’s degree is in Psychology and her Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling. She currently provides audiologic services to veterans at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Hospital. She has also acted as preceptor for Audiology doctoral students and facilitates a student-run adult aural rehabilitation group.

Dr. Barakat will address the many kinds of hearing loss, its effect on all aspects of life and some of the solutions that exist to help people today.

Jennifer Jefferis is a retired counselor, speaker and writer who will share how through 30 years of ear infections and multiple surgeries the difficulty of dealing with hearing loss. It was barely being able to hear the laugh of her grandson that was the defining moment in her journey. She will share the results of her successful surgery with the Health Night Out audience.

Jennifer’s mission is to share the story of her own struggle to help others return to an active social life and regain their own value and purpose.

SaddleBrooke Health and Wellness is pleased to host Dr. Fadyeh Barakat and Jennifer Jefferis, Monday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the MountainView Ballroom.

Health Night Out is a free educational presentation for residents of SaddleBrooke One, SaddleBrooke TWO and The Preserve and is brought to you by SaddleBrooke Health and Wellness. It offers a unique opportunity to learn from highly skilled local doctors and practitioners about a wide variety of health issues.

The Mesquite Grill will offer a special menu selection on Monday night, so you can enjoy dinner at The Mesquite Grill before attending the presentation.