All Things Cochlea(r) – A Zoom Panel Presentation About Cochlear Implants

February 27th, 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
The HearatBoston Zoom presentation will feature:
  • Guest speakers from all three cochlear implant (CI) companies: Advanced Bionics, Cochlear, and Med-El,
  • Dr. Daniel Lee, CI surgeon from Mass Eye and Ear,
  • Eva Bero, Audiologist, Dir. of Audiology at Lahey Medical ,
  • A panel of CI users to answer your questions.
Bring your questions and a cup of tea (or whatever you desire).  Captions will be provided on the Zoom site.
For more information and to the request the link to the Zoom meeting
please mail
See you soon.
Sue, Liz, Carol and Barbara
HLAA Boston Chapter Board

Cochlear Implant Experiences and Best Practice Tips – Feb. 2, 2021

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Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Time: 10 a.m. EST (Eastern Time), 7 a.m. PST (Pacific Time), 4 p.m. CEST (Central European Time), 9 p.m. ICT (Indochina Time), 10 p.m. PHST (Philippines Time)
Duration: 90 minutes

Cochlear implant devices are small, complex devices that can help provide a sense of sound to the user. Around more than 40 years, the technology is in use in many parts of the world. In this session, users and professionals will share their knowledge and experience with cochlear implants for adults as well as offer best practice tips.


  • Lise Hamlin, director of public policy, Hearing Loss Association of America
  • Darja Pajk, representative of the European Federation of Hard of Hearing People, Consumer and Professional Advocacy Committee
  • Naama Tsach, Ph.D., speech-language pathologist and educational audiologist
  • Joanna Chio, graphic designer and cochlear implant user
  • Ruth Warick Ph.D., president of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH)

The session will be moderated by Avi Blau, vice-president of IFHOH.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Realtime captioning will be provided.

ADA: “Include Architectural Improvements For Those With Hearing Impairments”

reprint of Agate letter to the editor, Boston Globe Magazine, 1/3/21The January 3, 2021 Boston Globe Magazine published a Letter to the Editor by HearAtBoston board member Carol Agate entitled, “ADA Anniversary.”
The letter addresses the ACCESSIBLE Massachusetts Act (H.4425) and reminds readers that hearing loss is a disability that is seldom recognized. It also advocates for architectural improvements for those with hearing impairments.