Coronavirus Visual Communication Tool

From: Hanigan, Ami (MCD) <ami.h…@state.ma.us> Date: Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 4:31 PM Subject: Coronavirus Visual Communication Tool To: Statewide Advisory Council and Community Members   We are pleased to announce that MCDHH has created a visual tool to help hospital staff, medical personnel, first responders, and service providers communicate with hard of hearing and Deaf individuals and patients during this unprecedented crisis. Speech-reading masked medical personnel is impossible for elders who may also be Deaf or hard of hearing and this tool is designed to help in these situations. Commissioner Florio has authorized the release of this tool today and we …

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What Nelson Mandela and Others Teach Us About Coping with the Coronavirus and Isolation

What Nelson Mandela and Others Teach Us About Coping with the Coronavirus and Isolation Presenter: Michael Harvey, Ph.D., A.B.P.P. Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 NEW Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern Time Don’t miss Tuesday’s free captioned webinar featuring Dr. Michael Harvey, a psychologist in private practice in Framingham, Massachusetts, who will be presenting What Nelson Mandela and Others Teach Us About Coping with the Coronavirus and Isolation. People with hearing loss tend to feel isolated anyhow. Now with a pandemic forcing us to stay home, distance ourselves from others, the isolation goes deeper. This webinar will outline specific psychological strategies for coping with the …

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Cochlear Implants, March 21, 2020

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 2pm-4pm Want to learn about Cochlear Implants? Find out about what the latest developments are in the newest models? Then come to the next meeting of the HLAA Boston Chapter! Where: Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main Street, Watertown, MA What: Cochlear Implants have come a long way since they were first introduced in the early 70’s Reps for the three major CI companies will be present to tell us about their products and answer our questions. The company reps are from Advanced Bionics, MED-EL, and Cochlear. There will also be time to meet and greet …

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Cancelled: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Constituents’ Day: March 30, 2020

From: Hanigan, Ami (MCD) <ami.h…@state.ma.us> Date: Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 11:43 AM Subject: Cancelled: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Constituents’ Day: March 30th To: MCDHH Statewide Advisory Council and MCDHH Community Members Unfortunately, due to growing concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Day on March 30  will be cancelled. MCDHH SAC members will be working to identify a rescheduled date for the event. This will be communicated as soon as determined. Thank you all for your understanding in this situation. Thank you, Hana Hanigan Administrative Assistant to the Commissioner MA Commission for the Deaf and Hard …

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“Silent No More,” March 7, 2020

Betty Hauck writes on hearatboston@googlegroups.com: Various emails have been flying around regarding the March 7th showing of “Silent No More” at the Regent Theatre in Arlington MA. Showtime is 7:30 and the theatre is located at 7 Medford St. It has been determined that CART and ASL will be provided. This information was missing on the Regent Theatre’s website but was on the publicity sent out by No Limits for Deaf Children, the organization that produced the show. If you would like complimentary tickets, please contact mich…@nolimitsfordeafchildren.org Hope to see you at the show!

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