PATIO PICNIC PARTY II – Saturday June 18, 2022 from 12 – 3

PATIO PICNIC LUNCH PARTY! DON’T MISS IT! BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Boston Chapter HLAA – IN PERSON PICNIC – Saturday, June 18th from 12:00 – 3:00 pm We are meeting outside and in person!!! With special guest Alex Westner and his wife, Marilyn, creators of Xander caption glasses. Join us for BBQ lunch, socializing, and learning from peers living with hearing loss. Hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled veggies,  and drinks will be provided WHERE? The patio is behind 175 Harvey St. at Cornerstone / Cambridge RSVP Please RSVP to hearatboston@gmail.com: o How many people are coming? o Vegetarian or other food preference (if …

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Bluetooth: The Hopeful Future of Hearing Technology (Virtual) March 5th 4-6pm

DON’T MISS IT! The Boston Chapter HLAA will host a Virtual Meeting to explore how bluetooth is changing the game for hearing technology. Join us to learn more! Bluetooth: The Hopeful Future of Hearing Technology Learn about upcoming Bluetooth LE Audio, dealing with frustrations, and persevering around technology. We may sing “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” but we can try everything to see if we get what we need. presented by Andrea Kaneb hearing technology educator, advocate, and author Gathering Sound Saturday, March 5th 4-6pm via Zoom Zoom link to be sent to mailing list members closer to the date. Newcomers are welcome …

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Know Your Rights to Access! Legal Advocacy Presentation (Virtual) Jan. 22nd 4-6pm

HLAA- Boston’s January 22nd presentation will feature Dr. LeWana Clark from the Disability Law Center whose mission is “To provide legal advocacy on disability issues that promote the fundamental rights of all people with disabilities to participate fully and equally in the social and economic life of Massachusetts.” LeWana will tell us a little about the organization and what she does there.  She’d like to get questions and feedback, and ideas on how they can be of help. And, if time allows, our own Carol Agate will talk about problems she has run into with advocacy, including early voting, jury discrimination, …

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Medicare Coverage for Hearing Aids – Write to your Senator

News from HLAA National Office… HLAA is thrilled to announce that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act of 2021 (H.R. 5376) on November 19, 2021. The Build Back Better Act of 2021 includes the expansion of Medicare to cover hearing aids and services. HLAA has spent years supporting the idea of Medicare coverage of hearing aids and hearing health services. This year, HLAA spent our time since the spring in talks with members of Congress and key committees in the House of Representatives and the Senate, encouraging them to vote YES! to expand Medicare to …

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