About Becky Morris
Founder of Beyond Hearing Aids, Inc. and BeyondHearingAids.com
Most people visiting this site probably already know who Becky Morris is, but just in case you aren’t familiar with her, here is a brief outline of her accomplishments.
Becky has spent a great deal of her time in the past 15 years traveling to state and national association meetings in both the hearing healthcare field and the field of vocational rehabilitation. She is a prolific author and is known for her innovative approaches to ALDs.
The information, articles, tips, tools and techniques presented within her website, blog and training center are based on years of experience and designed to help others use ALDs to find solutions to hearing loss.
The point of all the following information is not presented to impress anyone, just to show that Becky Morris has an established track record as a successful author, trainer and ALD authority.
RECENT PRESENTATIONS TO FELLOW PROFESSIONALS
"Choosing Effective Accommodations for Hard of Hearing Students and Adults"
- PEPNet Post-secondary Education Network Conference, 4/18/08, Columbus, OH
- KY Vocational Rehabilitation Annual training, 5/16/00, Lexington, KY
- PEPNET Post-secondary Education Network Conference, 4/5/00, Denver, CO
- Virginia Vocational Rehabilitation training, 5/2/01, Fishersville, VA
"Rehabilitation Issues for Adults in the Workforce- On the Job with Hearing Loss"
- National State Coordinators Conference, 6/3/08, Rochester, NY
- KY Business Leadership Network, 12/4/07, Lexington, KY
- PetD Training, 7/9/07, San Diego, CA
- KY Business Leadership Network, 5/8/07, Florence, KY
- KY Business Leadership Network, 7/26/05, Hebron, KY
- National Rehabilitation Association Annual training, 9/7/00, Cleveland, OH
- American Academy of Audiology (AAA), 3/15/00, Chicago, IL
"Assessment Services to Enhance Employment Opportunities for Hard of Hearing Clients"
- Tennessee Rehabilitation Services training, 11/28/07, Smyrna, TN
- Louisiana Rehabilitation Services training, 7/23/08 Baton Rouge, LA, 6/13/01, Baton Rouge, LA
- Alabama Rehabilitation Services training, 2/5-2/7/03, Jacksonville, AL, 8/18/03, Montgomery, AL
- National Rehabilitation Association, 10/26/02, Indianapolis, IN
- National Vocational Rehabilitation State Coordinators Meeting, 6/10/02, Washington DC
- Louisiana Rehabilitation Services training, 6/13/01, Baton Rouge, LA
- Virginia Vocational Rehabilitation training, 5/3/01, Fishersville, VA
- Southeast Institute on Deafness (SERID), 10/18/02, Lexington, KY, 10/27/00, Atlanta, GA
- Pennsylvania RCDHH training 9/16/99, State College, PA
- Helix International Conference, 6/6/99, Montreal, Canada
- ADARA, Professionals Networking in the Service Delivery Process for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People, National Conference, 6/5/99, Washington DC.
- Federal Region III Training Forum on Issues in Vocational Rehabilitation: Increasing Employment Outcomes for Individuals who are Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, 5/11-13/99, Philadelphia, PA.
- KY Vocational Rehabilitation Regional Training Programs at 4 sites, early 1999, Owensboro, Pikeville, Louisville and Lexington KY.
"Harnessing the Power of ALDs into a Hearing Healthcare Practice" (CE's from ASHA and HIS)
- International Hearing Society Conference, 10/22/05, Quebec, CA
- Indiana Hearing Instrument Specialist training, 9/24/05, Indianapolis, IN
- KY Speech & Hearing Association, 3/3/05, Lexington, KY
- Academy of Dispensing Audiologists (ADA) Conference, 10/21/01, Asheville, NC
- Northeast Ohio Audiology Association, 11/10/00, Akron, OH
- International Hearing Society Annual Convention (IHS), 9/14/00, Anaheim, CA
- Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference on Hearing and Education Expo, 3/4/00 Baltimore, MD, 4/16/99, Harrisburg, PA
- Mid-America Regional Conference on Hearing, 5/20-5/22/99, Louisville, KY
"Maneuvering the FM System Maze / Hearing Aids and Stethoscopes"
- Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses, 9/10/05, Washington, DC
- California Vocational Rehabilitation Training, 9/20/04, Sacramento, CA
- PEPNet Conference, 4/20/04, Pittsburgh, PA
"Assistive Devices Seminar/Creative Solutions w/ALDs"
- Missouri Hearing Society Conference, 3/7/08, St. Louis, MO
- Kentucky Speech and Hearing Association Conference, 2/23/08, Covington, KY
- Winter Audiology and Hearing Aid Conference, 1/25/07, Oklahoma City, OK
- Alabama Rehabilitation Services training, 5/10/07, Birmingham, AL
- KY Derbytown SHHH group, 4/11/06, Louisville, KY
- Cochlear Implant Support group, 5/7/06, Dayton, OH
- Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness (SERID), 10/25/05, Asheville, NC, 10/31/97, Tampa, FL,
- Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses Conference (AMPHL), 7/20/02, Dayton, OH, 9/10/05, Washington, DC
- California Vocational Rehabilitation Training, 9/20/04, Sacramento, CA
- Mid-Atlantic Expo on Hearing, 3/8/03, Hunt Valley, MD
- Georgia Rehabilitation Services training, 12/13/02, Atlanta, GA
- Kentucky Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, communication specialists training, 5/16/00, Lexington, KY 11/20/96, Frankfort, KY
- NETAC, Northeast Technical Assistance Center of PEPNET annual training, 9/15/99, State College, PA
- Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness (SERID), 10/31/97, Tampa, FL.
- Kentucky Department for the Blind Annual Training, 11/18/97, Jamestown, KY.
RECENT PUBLISHED ARTICLES
- ALDS: Bridging the Divide, Hearing Products Report, Mar/Apr 2008, Will Campbel, Industry Question and Answer 76, 78:80
- On the Job with Hearing Loss: Hidden Challenges. Successful Solutions., author, published by Morgan James Publishing, June, 2007 179 pages
- Noises Off, Hearing Products Report, October, 2007, Ann H. Carlson, Expert Forum 38, 40:41
- Altering Behaviors: A Powerful Approach to Aural Rehabilitation, co-author of book published by International Institute for Hearing Instrument Studies, August, 2004, 50:69
- How to Cope with Scopes: Stethoscope Selection and Use with Hearing Aids and CI's, The Hearing Review, February, 2004, 34:38,75 Coauthors R.Morris, N. Rennert, MD, C.Barrere, DVM
- Cope with Scopes - Stethoscopes and Hearing Aids, What are the Options, Healthy Hearing Online article, May 26, 2003, www.healthyhearing.com (look under author) and Audiology Online article, June 6, 2003, www.audiologyonline.org.
- Assistive Listening Applications, Advance for Providers of Post Acute Care, Jan/Feb, 2003, 26
- Practical Uses of FM Systems, Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists, March 10, 2003, 5:16, Advance for Audiologists, Sep/Oct, 2002, 18:20
- Today's Devices Meet the Special Needs of Patients, Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists, August 12, 2002, 5:18, Advance for Audiologists, May/June 2002, 24:26.
- Challenges and Solutions for Telephone Use, Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists, February 11, 2002, 6:7.
- Accommodating the Working Adult, Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists, November, 2000, online magazine www.advanceforspanda.com
- Hearing instruments + ALDs = a winning combination, The Hearing Journal, August, 1998, (51/8)59:66.
- Self Help for Hard of Hearing People National Conference, 10 hours professional development, 6/29/06, Orlandao, FL, 6/26-6/30/99 New Orleans, LA, 12 hours professional development, 6/12-6/15/98, Boston, MA.
- American Academy of Audiology Conference, 16 hrs. professional development, Miami Beach, FL. 18 hrs. professional development, 4/18-4/20/97, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
- ADARA - Professionals Networking in the Service Delivery Process for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People', 15 hrs. professional development, 6/2-6/5/99, Washington DC, 30 hrs. professional development, 5/20-5/24/97, Milwaukee, MN.
- Hearing Healthcare Symposium, Psycho-Social Principles of Hearing Impairment in Theory and Practice and Cochlear Implants in the Total Care Practice', presented by Dr. Max Chartrand and Cochlear Corporation, 1/23/96, Ft. Mitchell, KY.
- Clinical Management of the Assistive Technology User: Issues to Consider', sponsored by the KY Speech-Language-Hearing Association presented by Cynthia Compton, 3/2/96, Louisville, KY.
- Classroom Management for Children with Hearing Impairments, presented by Carol Flexer Ph.D., SHHH National Convention, 6/21-6/24/96, Orlando, FL.
- Self Help for Hard of Hearing People National, professional member.
- Kentucky Rehabilitation Association, professional member.
- ADARA Professionals Networking for Excellence in Service Delivery with Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
- Kentucky Assistive Technology Network, past advisory board member.
- Northern Kentucky Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, past co-chair.
PREVIOUS RELATED CAREER EXPERIENCES
August, 1976 - March, 1990 - Applications Programmer, Systems Analyst for a Fortune 100 company. Experience included 15 years of client assessment services, designing and implementing systems, technical and user-friendly documentation and technical training.
October, 1991 - May, 1994 - Systems analyst consultant to a Fortune 100 company, developing an international, interactive corporate computer security system and integration of Japanese operation consolidation.
June 1985 - December, 1992 - Co-Director for the Northern KY Relay Service, management responsibilities for recruiting, funding, training, policies, and marketing of a 70+ all-volunteer organization providing 12 hours/day - 7 day/week service. The service closed with the advent of the ADA and state relay services.
Becky Morris is president of Beyond Hearing Aids, Inc. Becky is a frequent national and international presenter at professional conferences and recognized leader in ALDs in both hearing healthcare industry as well as the Vocational Rehabilitation arena. The company provides communication assessment services and training to professionals who work with people with hearing loss and is a vendor of assistive listening devices. She spent 7 years as Co-Director for an all-volunteer TTY Relay Service before the Americans with Disabilities Act mandated them.
Becky hails from Independence, Kentucky and is a wife, mother of 2 teenagers and a novice gardener. Becky creatively uses her experiences to understand her client's real needs and then designs services that offer clear solutions. She believes that collaboration and partnership can bring exceptional results where everyone wins.
c/o Beyond Hearing Aids, Inc.
463 Erlanger Rd., STE 1
Erlanger, KY 41018