HLAA Plymouth Chapter Has Full Line-up of Planned Presentations

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7 PM at the Plymouth Public Library Please come and join us for this smaller meeting HLAA Plymouth Chapter upstairs in the board room to talk about our chapter and share ideas for the future!   Tuesday night, March 21, 2017 at 7 PM at the Plymouth Public Library Join us to hear from Kevin Franck, an HLAA National Board Member from Concord, Mass to speak on What National HLAA Does For You.  Here’s a chance to learn about Hearing Loss Association of America and what’s going on at the national level: advocacy, hearing aid benefits, …

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Wheelock Theatre

Wheelock Family Theatre 180 The Riverway, on the campus of Wheelock College in Boston’s Fenway district The Wheelock Family Theatre is a professional, non-profit theatre associated with Actor’s Equity, the union of professional actors and stage managers. Wheelock Family Theatre seeks to improve the lives of children and families through the shared experience of live theatre. All performances are open captioned. FM receiver listening devices are available for use at any seat. Selected performances of every production are interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL). For additional information or a schedule of ASL-interpreted performances, contact the Box Office at tickets@wheelock.edu. TICKET PRICES …

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Reveal, Don’t Conceal: Ten Steps for Managing Hearing Loss in the Workplace

Reveal, Don’t Conceal is a 10-step tool for managing hearing loss at work, created by Holly Cohen for the Workplace Issue of Hearing Health, an online publication of the Hearing Health Foundation in New York City. Holly Cohen is past president of the New York City chapter of HLAA. She is an avid theater goer – and an advocate for captioning in theaters through the Theater Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. Holly coaches persons with and without hearing loss on issues related to employment. She presented a workshop on practices to reduce hearing loss …

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Living Well with Hearing Loss: Gael Hannan on Tearing Down the Fence of Family Hearing Loss

Gael Hannan is a very funny woman. She is also a force for hearing loss advocacy. Among her many roles, she is editor of the blog Hearing Views on Hearing Health and Technology Matters, where she discusses important issues that impact both audiology professionals and the people with hearing loss that they serve. Does a relative’s hearing loss cause challenges in your family?  If so, you’re a member of a very large club. No matter how much love there is, when hearing loss interferes with the easy flow of communication, it’s easy to get irritated, annoyed and tired, over and over …

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Two New Hearing Aids Win Awards For Innovation

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas January 5-8 honored two new hearing aids with awards for innovation. Both communicate with other smart devices, a technology that already exists in other hearing aids. But, unusually, these are for those with severe to profound hearing loss, a niche market not often addressed. Both of these hearing aids, the ReSound Enzo pictured above and the Oticon Opn, won CES innovation awards for their ability to connect to a user’s other smart devices, including phones, tablets and even household devices such as smoke alarms. The Oticon Opn, according to the manufacturer, “can be …

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Learning to Live Well

I have read about the five stages of grief — denial & isolation, anger, bargaining, depression and finally acceptance — and they remind me a lot of the stages of hearing loss. This makes sense, because for many, myself included, the loss of hearing is something to be mourned, to be missed, to be fought. We hide it, we hate it, we ignore it, we are sad about it, and eventually we accept it, or at least the lucky ones of us do. But for people with hearing loss, these are not the only steps. With hearing loss, it is …

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The Role of Volunteers in Running Strong Chapters

Webinar: The Role of Volunteers in Running Strong Chapters, Valerie Stafford-Mallis Date & Time: Jan 20 2017 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm Summary: Chapter and State Organization leaders realize that our greatest need is for our members to actively participate in the responsibilities of running a chapter of state organization.  One person cannot run a strong HLAA affiliate, at least, not for long!   Many chapter and state leaders have shared great ideas and success stories in recruiting volunteers to keep the organization going in their newsletters, emails, and updates.  This webinar will share some of those tips, ideas, and suggestions with you.  …

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Your Voice in Shaping Public Policy

Competition, innovation, and consumer protection issues in hearing health care workshop to be held in April by the Federal Trade Commission. Thursday, 01/05/2017 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it is hosting a day long workshop in Washington, DC on April 18, 2017 to examine several crucial issues raised by hearing health and technology, particularly hearing aids and devices with similar functions and features. You can view a live webcast of the workshop on the day of the event and offer comments on the topics covered in the workshop. The workshop will bring together researchers, health care providers, industry and …

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