My Hearing Loss Journey:  from Denial to Activism and A Pre-Holiday Communication Strategies Tune-up, November 13, 2016

Rustic country scene

A New England Holiday Gathering at the historic  Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury, MA 01776 (the oldest operating Inn in the country –  since 1716) with special guests: Katherine Bouton and Beth Wilson.

Brunch: (See the luscious Wayside Inn Brunch Menu)


  • My Hearing Loss Journey:  from Denial to Activism
  • A Pre-Holiday Communication Strategies Tune-up

Sponsored by:

  • HLAA Boston Chapter
  • CART sponsored by HLAA Central MA Chapter and Samina Khan, Au.D. of  Advanced Hearing Solutions

About Our Presenters:

A life long advocate for people with disabilities, Beth Wilson is well known in New England for her witty and practical workshops on hearing loss management. She earned her PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island and worked for 33 years at Raytheon, from which she is now retired. Dr. Beth is currently an Adjunct Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Johns Hopkins University in their Master of Science in Systems Engineering programs. Born with a hearing loss, she has been a member of the Hearing Loss Association of America since 1986 and was the Executive Director from 2001-2002.

Katherine Bouton is a longtime former editor at the New York Times, including 10 years as Deputy Editor at The New York Times Magazine. She continues to write for many sections of the Times, and is a weekly blogger at AARP Health. She is the author of the critically acclaimed ”Shouting Won’t Help” and “Living Better With Hearing Loss. Katherine developed idiopathic progressive hearing loss at age 30 and today wears a cochlear implant and a hearing aid. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Hearing Loss Association of America and is President of HLAA New York City Chapter. Katherine is married to the writer Daniel Menaker and they have two grown children.