Coping With Every Musician’s Nightmare: Hearing Loss

by LOU FANCHER , September 30, 2016 in “San Francisco Classical Voice” Waking up to find that he was suddenly and entirely deaf in his right ear on June 15, 2010, composer Richard Einhorn’s biggest worry wasn’t that he’d never work again. Nor was his greatest concern the spinning room and nausea, the way human voices sounded like screeching devils riding on crazed, squealing robots, or the piercing tinnitus, buzzing like a high-pitched, enraged refrigerator in his ear. Einhorn knew that he had only 30 percent hearing in his left ear, but didn’t know enough to worry about permanent damage to his other, …

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How to Enjoy Music After a Hearing Loss

from HearingLikeMe.com, by Stu Nunnery on December 27, 2016: Does hearing loss affect how we enjoy music? If so, is it possible to regain our enjoyment of music even after hearing loss? Many of us with hearing loss have stopped listening to music because it does not sound how we remember it. Nevertheless,  more musicians, singers and music lovers with hearing loss are coping and finding their way back to music. Recently I attended a seminar about the impact of hearing loss and hearing aids on music enjoyment that was hosted and led by Geoff Plant, a hearing rehabilitation specialist, …

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Next up on the Museum of Fine Arts Boston FM-Accessible Tour Schedule–Americas: Making Modern

Americas: Making Modern Museum of Fine Arts Sunday, February 5   – 10:30 AM Registration begins on January 9  and closes on January 27 A five-gallery exhibition on the third floor of the MFA’s Art of the Americas Wing explores what it meant to be in the vanguard of Modern art in the 20th century. From Frida Kahlo to Jackson Pollock, original voices of Modern artists working in the Americas were influenced by a variety of contemporaries, teachers, rivals, and friends. Incorporating diverse sources of inspiration, 20th-century painters took their artistic practice in dramatic new directions. Each gallery represents a …

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Juliette Sterkens to Present at Hearing Loop Dedication at North Kingstown, RI Free Library

What you need to know about hearing aids and hearing loops: How hearing loops help you hear in large public places Experience a hearing loop at this event Informational community meeting for people living with hearing loss (and anyone close to them) with Juliette Sterkens Saturday December 17, 2016 From 2:00 – 4:00 PM North Kingstown Free Library 100 Boone Street North Kingstown, RI                

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HLAA’s Katherine Bouton Interviewed on Healtheo360

HLAA’s Katherine Bouton was recently interviewed on healtheo360’s weekly 30-minute live health talk show. 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 …

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Help Hearing Healthcare Professionals at University of Connecticut Learn About Your Experience with Effortful Listening

The Department of Speech, Language and Hearing, Aural Rehabilitation Laboratory Sciences at University of Connecticut is conducting a qualitative research study  on auditory fatigue / listening fatigue. HLAA members and friends with hearing loss who would like to participate can learn more about the study on the attached flyer and contact Alison.Marinelli@uconn.edu.

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Breaking a Logjam on Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

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. Katherine is married to the writer Daniel Menaker …

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HLAA Supports Bipartisan Senate Bill “Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2016”

From the National Website of Hearing Loss Association of America: Tue, 12/06/2016 On December 1, 2016, Senate Bill S.9 was introduced by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to provide for the regulation of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. The “Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2016” would make certain types of hearing aids available over the counter and remove many of the barriers for consumers who could benefit from hearing aids.   HLAA is a supporter of the bill, along with AARP, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), Bose Corporation, and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). HLAA has sent …

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Open Captioned Movie event for HLAA Members and Friends on Cape Cod

Manchester by the Sea will be shown open captioned at: Cape Cinema Route 6A Dennis, MA December 13, and December 20 at 1 PM Cape Cinema manager Hugh Hart confirms that Manchester by the Sea will be shown with captions on December 13 and December 20 at 1 PM. Check the website for more details:  http://www.capecinema.com. The theater is on the grounds of the Cape Playhouse on Route 6A across from Scargo Cafe. It’s a visual treat just to see the historic ceiling mural. Buy a senior pass and save money. As Nantucket Advocate Penny Snow always reminds us, “You …

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