Bluetooth: The Hopeful Future of Hearing Technology (Virtual) March 5th 4-6pm

DON’T MISS IT! The Boston Chapter HLAA will host a Virtual Meeting to explore how bluetooth is changing the game for hearing technology. Join us to learn more! Bluetooth: The Hopeful Future of Hearing Technology Learn about upcoming Bluetooth LE Audio, dealing with frustrations, and persevering around technology. We may sing “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” but we can try everything to see if we get what we need. presented by Andrea Kaneb hearing technology educator, advocate, and author Gathering Sound Saturday, March 5th 4-6pm via Zoom Zoom link to be sent to mailing list members closer to the date. Newcomers are welcome …

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Know Your Rights to Access! Legal Advocacy Presentation (Virtual) Jan. 22nd 4-6pm

HLAA- Boston’s January 22nd presentation will feature Dr. LeWana Clark from the Disability Law Center whose mission is “To provide legal advocacy on disability issues that promote the fundamental rights of all people with disabilities to participate fully and equally in the social and economic life of Massachusetts.” LeWana will tell us a little about the organization and what she does there.  She’d like to get questions and feedback, and ideas on how they can be of help. And, if time allows, our own Carol Agate will talk about problems she has run into with advocacy, including early voting, jury discrimination, …

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Medicare Coverage for Hearing Aids – Write to your Senator

News from HLAA National Office… HLAA is thrilled to announce that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act of 2021 (H.R. 5376) on November 19, 2021. The Build Back Better Act of 2021 includes the expansion of Medicare to cover hearing aids and services. HLAA has spent years supporting the idea of Medicare coverage of hearing aids and hearing health services. This year, HLAA spent our time since the spring in talks with members of Congress and key committees in the House of Representatives and the Senate, encouraging them to vote YES! to expand Medicare to …

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Virtual Meeting With Special Guest Geoff Plant, Nov. 20, 2021

DON’T MISS IT! Boston Chapter HLAA Virtual Meeting Special guest Geoff Plant from Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation. The major focus of the Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation (HRF) is to support people with hearing loss who have cochlear implants and hearing aids. Although these technologies have improved greatly over the past twenty years, many people with hearing loss still experience difficulties understanding speech. HRF is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established in 1996 to provide and promote speech communication training for adults and children with hearing loss. From the website hearingrehab.org Saturday, November 20th from 4-6PM via Zoom Link to be sent to …

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Open Captions in Theaters are Back! And Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Update

Theaters are opening for live audiences again! The first open captioned performances in our area start this weekend.  There is also good news to share on the OTC hearing aids. Boston Opera House OC Performances The following performances have been identified as OC: Hadestown: 11/6/2021 Pretty Woman: 1/22/2022 To Kill a Mockingbird: 4/9/2022 Ain’t Too Proud: 4/23/2022 Wicked: 6/11/2022 Anastasia: 8/20/2022 Hamilton: 1/21/2023 and 3/4/2023 The times and links for tickets are on their website: https://boston.broadway.com/theatre/citizens-bank-opera-house/#accessibility   Trinity Rep OC Performances The following performances have been identified as OC:   A Christmas Carol: 11/7, 12/1, 12/2, 12/3, 12/4, and 12/5/2021 Tiny …

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PATIO PICNIC PARTY! Saturday September 18, 2021

PATIO PICNIC PARTY! Saturday, September 18th from 4:00 -6:00 pm The patio is behind 175 Harvey St. at Cornerstone / Cambridge Join us for BBQ, socializing, and learning from peers living with hearing loss. Hamburgers/hot dogs, watermelon and beverages provided. If your last name begins with A-N, please bring a dessert; if M-Z, please bring an appetizer.  For the safety of all, COVID vaccinations are required. DIRECTIONS By car: Please note #175 isn’t on the street. For parking- ignore the “permit parking only” signs because the city has granted an exemption on Harvey and Jackson. Walk up the driveway and the common house is to …

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Would You Enjoy a Book Club With Other Book Lovers with Hearing Loss?

Do you love to read?  Do you love to discuss books?  And, would you love doing it in a setting that is comfortable and safe with others sharing a common bond of hearing loss? Did you know that the HLAA Boston chapter has a book club that has been meeting monthly, excluding summers, for approximately the last 7 years and we are looking for more members for fall 2021. We are 7 members now and would like to keep our numbers relatively small (no more than 10), but there is always the possibility of a 2nd group.   Currently, we’ve been …

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2021 HLAA Virtual Convention

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow at HLAA’s Virtual Convention where will learn more about the latest in hearing health, and how to live well with hearing loss. Click here to register! IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CONVENTION REGISTRANTS Please view the following tips for accessing the Showcare virtual platform to guarantee the best viewing experience. If you are registered for the Virtual Convention, check for an email from HLAA Virtual Convention 2021 with instructions on how to access the HLAA Virtual Convention platform. The virtual platform is run by Showcare. The Virtual Convention platform is where you access all sessions and visit the virtual …

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Special Guest Chapter Meeting – Sat., June 12, 2021

DON’T MISS IT! ALDA and Boston Chapter HLAA present “Meet and Greet with Jeopardy” Special guest Commissioner Sotonwa from the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Saturday June 12th, 2021  from 4:00 -6:00 pm via Zoom.  *Link to be sent to mailing list members closer to the date.  Newcomers – please email hearatboston@gmail.com Join us for an interactive Jeopardy game (with questions from the Commissioner himself), plus socializing and learning from peers living with hearing loss.

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