At Boston Lyric Opera, a manufacturing production for mask-wearers who are deaf

With the help of a $50,000 grant from the Boston Resiliency Fund, Boston Lyric Opera and its partners will soon start manufacturing transparent face masks tailored to the needs of those who are deaf or hard of hearing. These populations can feel excluded during the pandemic, due to the necessity of mask-wearing to stop the spread of COVID-19. “Traditional masks with cloth fabric come with some significant downsides,” said BLO Chief Operating Officer Bradley Vernatter in a phone interview. For starters, masks block lip movements and facial expressions — which are central to the way folks with deafness communicate. “Through …

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Experience the HLAA Virtual Convention – Again!

Experience HLAA! (June 18-19, 2020) Recordings The HLAA convention was replaced with a virtual “Experience HLAA!” event June 18 and 19.  Over 2,400 people registered for various parts of the event and at one point there were 800 people tuned into the virtual experience.  There are video recordings now available for: Opening Session Panel: Potential for Regenerative Medicine Panel: Workplace Gain Research Symposium: Latest on Tinnitus Research Presentation: Hearing Loss and the Health Care System All the presentations are captioned.  You can find all of the recordings on the Experience HLAA! page: https://www.hearingloss.org/programs-events/convention/experience-hlaa/ cash advance loan online most trusted payday …

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FCC Accessibility Updates for People with Hearing Loss

Please join the next HLAA Webinar featuring FCC accessibility updates for people with hearing loss.   The webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 26 at 2 p.m., ET.  Registration is required in order to receive login information. HLAA WEBINAR Federal Communications Commission Accessibility Updates for People with Hearing Loss (Registration is required)  Diane Burstein Deputy Bureau Chief, FCC Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Suzy Rosen Singleton Chief, Disability Rights Office, FCC Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Eliot Greenwald Deputy Chief, Disability Rights Office, FCC Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Time: 2 p.m. (ET), 1 p.m. (CT), 12 p.m. …

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Face Masks and Hearing Loss: Practical Tips and Strategies

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Independent Living Services invites you to – Face Masks and Hearing Loss: Practical Tips and Strategies.  It is a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 10:00 – 11:00 am.  The speaker will be  Carolyn Ginsburg Stern from the Center for Hearing and Communication. Communication is hard with a mask on and social distancing! Join us for a webinar to learn some tips like: • Demo: how to wear and take off masks comfortably with hearing aids or cochlear implants. • Communication tips when wearing a mask. • Easy/low cost apps and listening devices. Deaf and …

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Buy a Clear Mask – And Make the World a Better Place

Sandy Unger is an American Sign Language (ASL) translator. A friend  made her a clear mask and it helps Sandy in her translations in this masked, COVID-19 world.  Sandy is offering the masks to you for a $10.00 donation. She is donating all the profits to Girls for Girls Uganda, an organization within ChildVoice that is assisting young women displaced by violence. For more information on ChildVoice please visit https://childvoice.org. To give directly to Girls for Girls Uganda please visit https://secure.qgiv.com/event/girlsforgirlsuganda/ If you are interested in purchasing a clear mask and make the world a better place please contact Sandy …

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Welcome to Our New HLAA Boston Chapter Website!

Betty Hauck wrote:   “We are so happy and excited to see this project finally come to fruition. It has been wonderful, although not surprising, to hear from so many of you about how delighted you are with the new website. And you have been asking whom to thank. That is easy – we are so grateful to Phil Temples, our website meister. He was a pleasure to work with, was very responsive to what would work best for our needs, and had lots of helpful suggestions. And among all the great new features, he has made the new website easier …

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Northeastern University's Free Aural Rehabilitation Sessions and Reduced Hearing Aid Program

Announcement by Nicole Laffan about Northeastern’s Free Virtual Aural Rehabilitation Sessions: “I am an audiologist and a speech-language pathologist at Northeastern University’s Speech, Language, and Hearing Center. I would like to share information about our free aural rehabilitation sessions and our reduced hearing aid program that your members may be interested in. “We currently provide two virtual aural rehabilitation sessions lasting 1.5-2 hours each via Zoom meetings. The sessions provide personalized training on communication techniques such as anticipatory strategies, using context clues, speech reading, lip reading, and environmental modifications. It also discusses advocacy skills, repair strategies, and tips for communicating …

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HLAA National Virtual Meeting, July 11, 2020

These meetings are virtual experiences where people from the hearing loss community can come together and socially connect. They are captioned online meetings using ZOOM that include a presentation from a guest speaker, question and answer exchanges from participants, hearing health tips and more. [Full story] payday loans online no credit check instant approval no faxing payday online loans payday online loans most trusted payday loans online payday loans online no credit check instant approval

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June 2020 ALDA Program

Juneteenth “Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, …

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