2021 SAC Audiology Event Webinar Series: Psychosocial Realities of Hearing Loss: Considering the Role of Emotion

Gurjit Singh, PhD
May 27 2021
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Registration deadline is May 27, 2021 - 11:30 a.m. (ET)

May 27, 2021 – 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Time Zone Time
Pacific Time 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Mountain Time 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Central Time 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Eastern Time 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Atlantic Time 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Newfoundland Time 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.



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$336 (CDN) for the entire series*

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* The registration fee includes SAC membership for the remainder of 2021. This membership will provide access to our full suite of SAC Professional Development live webinars and recorded webcasts, including the recorded Audiology Event series. The SAC webcast library has over 175 recorded webcasts. Following The Audiology Event, an additional nine live webinars are scheduled to occur for the remainder of the year (until December 2021).



Human beings are profoundly social animals and social behavior unique to humans typically pivots on the ability to use language to communicate. One important type of information carried in a speech signal is the talker’s emotional state. To date, little is known both about the consequences of hearing loss on emotion perception and the experience of listening to speech that contains vocal emotion when using hearing aids. This presentation will provide a broad overview of research findings and methodologies used in emotion research and that are relevant for audiology. It will also describe research from the literature (and our own lab) that investigates the perceptual (e.g., word-recognition and emotion-identification performance) and socioemotional consequences of listening to speech that contains vocal emotion information, as well as how these affect the everyday socio experiences of those with hearing loss.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

• Compare and contrast different research methodologies used to understand human emotions.
• Discuss some perceptual and socioemotional consequences of hearing loss when listening to sounds that contain emotion information.
• Discuss how hearing rehabilitation may influence socioemotional experience and functioning.


This webinar is eligible for SAC CEEs (Category A).


Presenter Biography

Gurjit Singh, PhD

Gurjit Singh is a Senior Research Audiologist employed by Phonak Canada. He works in the long-term research division of the company and is based in Toronto, Canada. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto and the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University. Gurjit is a clinical audiologist and former President of the Canadian Academy of Audiology.


Accessing the Webinar

Zoom is used to host this webinar. Before joining, be sure to check system requirements to avoid any connection issues.

Note about internet: We suggest you DO NOT use a Wi-Fi connection to view the webinar as it can be unreliable and you may lose connectivity during the presentation.