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

The 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. https://credit-n.ru/order/zaim-mrzaim.html https://credit-n.ru/order/zaymyi-manimo-leads.html

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Boston Organizations Subsidize Clear Masks for Boston Residents

Boston Lyric Opera and Costume Works Inc. have formed a partnership to manufacture and make available clear face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. For those who are Boston residents and part of the deaf and hard of hearing community, these masks are available  at a subsidized rate of $13 thanks to support from the Boston Resiliency Fund. This includes all people who interact regularly with members of the deaf and hard of hearing community as well. Find more information and get your mask here: https://blo.org/facemasks/ And don’t forget to advocate for yourself!  Ask for clear masks – especially at medical …

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Mass.gov's New Campaign to Stop Covid-19 Includes Captions and Sign Language

Accessibility is getting better in Massachusetts.  Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH) has helped produce a series of accessible videos encouraging folks to wash hands, avoid groups etc. Please see the ASL version of the new Mass.gov campaign on its Facebook page: Actions = Consequences: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=434334580929189   https://credit-n.ru/order/zaim-givemoney.html https://credit-n.ru/order/zaymyi-oneclickmoney-leads.html https://credit-n.ru/order/zaim-zaymigo.html https://credit-n.ru/zaymyi-v-ukraine.html https://credit-n.ru/ipoteka.html https://credit-n.ru/order/zaim-zaymigo.html https://credit-n.ru/order/zaymyi-money-man.html

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Shari Eberts of HLAA Was Interviewed on National Public Radio (NPR)

Shari Eberts, hearing loss advocate and HLAA National board member, was interviewed by NPR’s Peter O’Dowd on Here and Now about Zoom and the lack of captioning on their free accounts.  It is well worth a listen and here’s a link to the podcast and transcript: https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2020/11/23/zoom-closed-captioning-hearing https://credit-n.ru/order/zaim-migone.html https://credit-n.ru/order/zaymyi-payps.html https://credit-n.ru/order/zaymyi-denga-leads.html https://credit-n.ru/offers-zaim/payps/ https://credit-n.ru/kreditnye-karty-blog-single.html https://credit-n.ru/order/zaymyi-4slovo.html https://credit-n.ru/order/zaymyi-oneclickmoney-leads.html

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ALDA/HlAA accessible tour with the MFA on Saturday November 21,2020

Registration is now open for the ALDA/HlAA accessible tour at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston  on Saturday November 21,2020.  Please join us for the first of an ongoing schedule of virtual MFA tours via Zoom with Karen Moss as our guide .  Our first event is based on the topic “Gatherings Over Time”. This time of year some people are planning their holiday celebrations and such gatherings have been pared back or cancelled altogether during the Covid pandemic .  Let us explore various art images in the context of “Gatherings Over Time” as festive, upbeat and enjoyable. We are …

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Virtual HLAA Chapter Meetings Around the Country

With the ongoing pandemic most HLAA chapters around the country are holding virtual meetings using Zoom or Google Meet.  Below are some meeting details and you can join in from anywhere by either registering ahead of time using the provided links or email a request for the Zoom link. Assistive Hearing and OTC Devices-Virtual Meeting Tuesday, November 10, 2020 – 2:00 – 4:00pm HLAA Mission Viejo Chapter Virtual Meeting Organizer: Toni Barrient toni@hlaamv.org 949-391-9756 text Description: Popular Professor, Fan-Gang (UCI Researcher) will present his ongoing research about technologies that help people hear including over the counter devices like AirPods. You are invited to …

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Hear @ Boston – Holiday “HAT” Check – December 5, 2020 4:00 pm

Holiday HAT Check – Hearing Assistive Technology. The holiday season presents us with many challenges in our hard-of-hearing world.  Fortunately, there are many tech tools to help us all  live with hearing loss.  Let’s learn from each other!  Let’s share our knowledge! Please attend, and please bring and share a favorite device that helps you with safety, stress, and relates to hearing loss.  Show and tell!  It will help us all get through the challenging holiday season. December 5, 2020 4:00 pm – Virtual VIA Zoom Please join the hear@boston  Zoom Meeting!  Please email  hearatboston@gmail.com  to get the link. emergency …

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October 16, 2020-Jonathan O'Dell: Why You’re Losing It and Why What You Don’t Know May Hurt You.

This is a virtual meeting presented by Jonathan O’Dell about our hearing: Why You’re Losing It and Why What You Don’t Know May Hurt You. Friday, October 16, 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, ET Are you struggling with hearing loss, or is a family or friend struggling with hearing loss? Jonathan O’Dell, assistive technology manager and training specialist at Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, discusses cochlear implants, assistive listening devices, movie theater access, Bluetooth streaming, amplified and captioned phones, applicable laws for communication, and making your home accessible. Brought to the Cary Library in partnership …

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Webinar-Age Related Hearing Loss Mon., Oct. 26 2020, 5:00 pm ET

Join Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) for a free, captioned webinar, Age Related-Hearing Loss: Problems and Solutions, on Monday, October 26, 2020, 5:00 pm. Presented by Samira Anderson, Au.D., Ph.D., this is the first event in our new Hearing Health Hour webinar series. Untreated age-related hearing loss leads to many changes throughout the brain and can affect speech understanding and cognitive ability. The presentation will review how hearing loss changes the way our brains respond to speech and how it may affect cognitive functions, such as working memory. The extent to which hearing aid amplification can reverse these changes will also be discussed. Attendees will …

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We Have a Team! Walk 4 Hearing – October 25, 2020

We have a team! A walk team, that is.  Each year, HLAA sponsors the New England Walk for Hearing.  This year is no different with the exception that our walk will be virtual on Sunday, 10/25. That is NOW! Here is the link to join in on all the fun and progress: http://hlaa.convio.net/site/TR/Teamraiser/NewEnglandWalk?pg=entry&fr_id=2649#register Schedule 9:45 a.m. (ET) Sign on begins 10:00 a.m. (ET) Online program begins This year is different.  It is virtual.  And, as we’ve all come to find out, issues with hearing loss have been thrust into the forefront with COVID. While our “troubles” pale in comparison to …

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