June 15th: Health Care Communication Access

Communication Access  in Health Care

with a Speaker and BBQ!

Saturday, June 15, 2024

from 4 to 6PM

at Cornerstone Village Cohousing

175 Harvey St., Cambridge

 Anthony Cannella to present tips about advocating hearing needs in hospitals and other medical settings, based on his own personal experiences.

Food and drink to follow.

*** RSVP requested to hearatboston@gmail.com – We need to know how much food to get and if you have any food allergies or sensitivities, or other accommodations.  

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids: Learn More

OTC 101: Ask the Experts Webinar Series

Meet the Manufacturers of Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aids

Wednesday, May 22 and June 5 at 2 p.m. ET

Join HLAA for the final two of our OTC 101: Ask the Experts Webinar Series spotlighting over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. This exciting new product category offers another treatment option for some adults with mild-to-moderate hearing loss.

Webinar #3 on May 22 features a panel of professionals from Sony and EssilorLuxottica answering product-related questions. Webinar #4 on June 5 features experts from Sonova and Jabra Hearing. Both events will be moderated by HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley. They will be captioned and recorded.


Employment for People with Disabilities

Tap into the Abilities of People with Disabilities: The Case of Employees with Hearing Loss

Date & Time: May 21, 2024, 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT

Join us for our 2024 College of Business Thought Leadership Series live event, “Tap into the Abilities of People with Disabilities: The Case of Employees with Hearing Loss,” with David Baldridge, the Toomey Faculty Fellow and Professor of Management in the College of Business at Oregon State University

People with disabilities remain underemployed and marginalized in organizations and society. Professor Baldridge’s research examines the workplace experiences of people with disabilities with an emphasis on accommodation and career success among people with hearing loss. Professor Baldridge will provide a brief overview of current employment data for people with disabilities, explain his research in this area including diversity among people with disabilities, and provide practical implications for employees with hearing loss as well as their employers, supervisors, coworkers and allies.

To register – https://beav.es/c9f


TED TALK: What you don’t know about hearing aids

Watch this!

For most of us, it is not a matter of if but when we will lose some of our hearing. Yet, we do not give hearing loss or hearing aids much thought until it happens to us or someone we love. It is then that we find out that hearing aids are incapable of restoring hearing to normal, especially in acoustically challenging situations.

The good news is that modern technology continues to bring us new, sometimes hidden, and often unknown features that can help those with hearing loss overcome more of their hearing challenges.

In this TED TALK,  Juliëtte Sterkens, AuD, an audiologist with forty years of experience in hearing rehabilitation turned consumer advocate with the Hearing Loss Association of America, clearly describes the challenges of hearing aids and what people with hearing loss can do to supplement their effectiveness.