Sign language interpreters are sharing lifesaving information and becoming part of a visible pantheon of essential workers

Francine Stieglitz writes on hearatboston@googlegroups.com: How Do You Sign ‘Don’t Drink Bleach’?   Today’s New York Times has an important article on the need for ASL interpreters at https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/27/us/coronavirus-sign-language-interpreters.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=US%20News ALDAbest, Francine payday loans online same day deposit easy online payday loans best online payday loans instant approval easy payday loans online payday loans online no credit check instant approval no faxing best payday loan

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HLAA Boston Chapter Newsletter: Virtual Meetings

Betty Hauck writes on hearatboston@googlegroups.com: We are happy to welcome Kevin Franck, head of Mass Eye and Ear audiology department who will be speaking about Hearing in the Time of Covid-19 and answering questions. For this virtual meeting the platform will be  Google Meet (formerly Hangouts). The big advantage of Google Meet over Zoom is that it has very good captions. Anyone who would like help in getting set up to participate, please email Andrea Kaneb. Andrea is a volunteer and graduate of the HLAA N-CHATT training program, and she is happy to assist you. First Boston Chapter Virtual Meeting After a hiatus in chapter meetings because …

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HLAA Boston Chapter Zoom Meeting Saturday, April 18, 2020

Betty Hauck writes on hearatboston@googlegroups.com: We hope you are all well and managing these current extraordinary circumstances as well as possible. This is to remind you that there will be a virtual online HLAA Boston chapter meeting on Saturday, April 18, 2-4 pm. If you have no experience with Zoom and need help getting set up, please contact Sue Schy who will be hosting the meeting. This will be an experiment as we’re all more or less new to this. Here is a link to join the meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/794059716 Meeting ID: (suppressed) Password: (suppressed) This is also a reminder that there …

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Ways to Navigate a Hospital During COVID-19 With a Hearing Loss

Thanks to Terri Charles for alerting us to the following article that was published in The Hearing Journal on April 10.  I know that some of you were able to watch the webinar. By Alexis Guerra As hospitals accommodate the increasing number of patients with COVID-19, people who are hard of hearing or deaf are faced with critical challenges in properly communicating with doctors and nurses amid protective masks and physical distancing guidelines. To address this and other related concerns, Chad Ruffin, MD, and Tina Childress, AuD, CCC-A, organized a webinar on April 6. One of the challenges Ruffin spoke about is the …

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Sheltering at Home? Ask Your Audiologist About Remote Care

If you’re wearing teleaudiology-capable hearing aids, and have a compatible Android or iOS device, you may already have access to remote care. Refer to our comprehensive list of available solutions to find out if you have the right technology to get help from home. Read more Here are some recent press releases that caught our attention: “ReSound Assist Live” Provides At-Home Access to Hearing Aids  Beltone Introduces Hearing Care “Video Visits” via Beltone Remote Care Live FDA Expedites Approval of Cochlear’s Remote Check Solution for Cochlear Implants Starkey Hearing Care Anywhere Now Available for All Livio Models Redux Dryer Receives 2020 …

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Video Captions Benefit Everyone

This is from Jonathan Taylor, Vice President of the NYC HLAA Chapter. An abbreviated version appeared in the New York Times a couple of days ago in response to a piece in adapting to online learning. Video Captions Benefit Everyone “In 2015, Dr. Morton Ann Gernsbacher, a professor at the University of Wisconsin- Madison, published an article in the journal Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences entitled, “Video captions benefit everyone.”  In it, she reviewed more than one hundred studies on the benefits of video captioning and found that captioning “improves comprehension of, attention to, and memory for the …

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