We Have a Team! Walk 4 Hearing – October 25, 2020

Sue Schy writes on hearatboston@googlegroups.com: We have a team! A walk team, that is.  Each year, HLAA sponsors the New England Walk for Hearing.  This year is no different with the exception that our walk will be virtual on Sunday, 10/25. This year may look different, but as we’ve all come to find out, issues with hearing loss have been thrust into the forefront with COVID. While our “troubles” pale in comparison to the tragedy of all the lives lost to this devastating disease, they are real to each and everyone of us in different ways. Your support counts now …

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October 16, 2020-Jonathan O’Dell: Why You’re Losing It and Why What You Don’t Know May Hurt You.

This is a virtual meeting presented by Jonathan O’Dell about our hearing: Why You’re Losing It and Why What You Don’t Know May Hurt You. Friday, October 16, 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, ET Are you struggling with hearing loss, or is a family or friend struggling with hearing loss? Jonathan O’Dell, assistive technology manager and training specialist at Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, discusses cochlear implants, assistive listening devices, movie theater access, Bluetooth streaming, amplified and captioned phones, applicable laws for communication, and making your home accessible. Brought to the Cary Library in partnership …

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Webinar-Age Related Hearing Loss Mon., Oct. 26 2020, 5:00 pm ET

Join Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) for a free, captioned webinar, Age Related-Hearing Loss: Problems and Solutions, on Monday, October 26, 2020, 5:00 pm. Presented by Samira Anderson, Au.D., Ph.D., this is the first event in our new Hearing Health Hour webinar series. Untreated age-related hearing loss leads to many changes throughout the brain and can affect speech understanding and cognitive ability. The presentation will review how hearing loss changes the way our brains respond to speech and how it may affect cognitive functions, such as working memory. The extent to which hearing aid amplification can reverse these changes will also be discussed. Attendees will …

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Webinar on Health Care, Hearing Loss & Communication Challenges – Sept. 30, 2020

Join CHC September 30th for “Health Care, Hearing Loss and Communication Challenges: Taking Charge in 2020 and Beyond” – a dynamic discussion about our changing health care system and how to navigate it with a hearing loss. We will include perspective and guidance from patients and a physician who uses two cochlear implants. Learn insider tips and strategies to access effective communication during your virtual and in-person appointments, including what to say and do when things don’t go well or as planned. This program will cover a range of accessibility tools, technology and smartphone apps and will detail real-world scenarios …

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HLAA Boston Chapter Mini-Newsletter September, 2020

Betty Hauck writes in hearatboston@googlegroups.com: A few items of interest: ADA Anniversary Jonathan Taylor, head of New York City HLAA chapter,  sent this link to a YouTube video of their Sept. 1 meeting celebrating the anniversary of the landmark legislation establishing the ADA, the Americans with Disabilities Act. Jonathan writes: “The September 1 chapter meeting was a celebration of the ADA, with introductory remarks by long-time chapter board member, Anne Pope, about the history of the ADA and HLAA’s role in its enactment. We were honored to have JoAnne Simon as our main speaker. Ms. Simon is a member of …

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HLAA Webinar: Cochlear Implants Standards of Care – Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2 p.m. ET

HLAA WEBINAR Cochlear Implants Standards of Care: An International Consensus Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2 p.m. Eastern Time (1 p.m. CT, 12 p.m. MT, 11 a.m. PT) REGISTER Presenters Craig A. Buchman, M.D. Lindburg Professor and Head, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis René H. Gifford, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, with a joint appointment in the Department of Otolaryngology Vanderbilt University School of Medicine The world’s first International Consensus Paper on Adult Cochlear Implantation was published on August 27, 2020 in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. This new study focuses on …

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There is a Connection Between Your Diet and Your Ears

From Consumer Reports Listen Up! What You Eat Can Protect Your Hearing There is a connection between your diet and your ears By Hallie Levine September 14, 2020: “I tell all my patients with hearing loss to follow a heart-healthy diet,” Dr. Woodson says. “If it’s good for your heart, it’s going to be good for your ears, as well.” Heart-healthy eating patterns, including the three approaches used in Curhan’s studies, are mostly centered on lots of high-quality plant-based foods and low amounts of animal-based foods, refined grains, added sugars, and unhealthy fats. To make it easy, Curhan recommends at each meal …

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Celebrating the Americans with Disability Act

Jonathan Taylor, head of New York City HLAA chapter,  sent this link to a YouTube video of its Sept. 1st, 2020  meeting celebrating the anniversary of the landmark legislation establishing the ADA, the Americans with Disabilities Act. Jonathan writes: “The September 1 chapter meeting was a celebration of the ADA, with introductory remarks by long-time chapter board member, Anne Pope, about the history of the ADA and HLAA’s role in its enactment. We were honored to have JoAnne Simon as our main speaker. Ms. Simon is a member of the NY State Assembly for the 52nd District in Brooklyn and …

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Betty Hauck Presents A Life in Music Lost Found- Oct. 17, 2020, 4:00 pm

A Life in Music Lost & Found My Journey as a Musician with Hearing Loss A “Talk & Play” presentation by Betty Hauck, violin and viola For 50 years, Betty enjoyed a rich and rewarding career as a professional violist—until the day she realized that she had to retire because of progressive hearing loss. For three years, she completely turned her back on music. In this “Talk & Play” presentation, she will tell the story of how various twists and turns led her back into sharing the joy of music while educating and advocating for those with hearing loss. Her …

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Saturday, September 26, 2020 4:00 pm – Welcome Back Chapter Meeting

Welcome back Hear@Boston, your Boston HLAA chapter.    We will have our first gathering on September 26th – Newcomers and vistors welcome!  This will be our first meeting of the new season, a chance for us to catch up with old friends, meet new friends,  and to hear about exciting developments in the chapter.  Please join in  and learn what good things are ahead. Details for logging into this Google Meet gathering will be posted soon. online payday loans for bad credit sameday payday loans online payday online loans installment loan online installment loan online

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