Sept. 12, 2020 – HLAA Virtual Meeting – A Conversation with Barbara Kelley Connecting and Adapting During the Coronavirus Pandemic

HLAA Virtual Meeting – A Conversation with Barbara Kelley Connecting and Adapting During the Coronavirus Pandemic Presented by HLAA California State Association Saturday, September 12, 2020 4 p.m. ET, 3 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. MT, 1 p.m. PT Join us for an inspiring and enlightening conversation with HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley about adapting during the coronavirus pandemic, communication opportunities, continued advocacy for our rights, the value of chapters and state associations, and moving forward. Archive may be available at https://www.hearingloss.org/programs-events/webinars/schedule-recordings/ online payday loans no credit check instant payday loans online get payday loan online best cash advance and installment loan

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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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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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Collection of Information about Face Masks and Health Care Communication

From: HLAA Central MA <hlaacentralma@gmail.com> Date: Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 10:48 AM Subject: Collection of Information about Face Masks and Health Care Communication To: HLAA Central MA <hlaacentralma@gmail.com> During the COVID-19 pandemic, people with hearing loss are frustrated by masks and face coverings.  Being able to lipread is critical to our communication, especially when navigating the healthcare system.  HLAA CM has collected some information related to this topic to share. Guide for Effective Communication in Health Care HLAA has a website dedicated to this topic with resources on how to communicate with medical professionals, recommendations for medical facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, …

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These Transparent Face Masks Might Make You Feel Normal Again

From HLAA Central Massachusetts Chapter: The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) have devised a transparent surgical face mask that will “soon be produced on an industrial scale.” To fabricate them, researchers had to come up with an all-new polymer material. They say the ability to see facial expressions will lead to more empathic health care providers. [Full story] get payday loan online online payday loans direct lenders cash advance loan online instant payday loans online most trusted payday loans online

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What Nelson Mandela and Others Teach Us About Coping with the Coronavirus and Isolation

What Nelson Mandela and Others Teach Us About Coping with the Coronavirus and Isolation Presenter: Michael Harvey, Ph.D., A.B.P.P. Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 NEW Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern Time Don’t miss Tuesday’s free captioned webinar featuring Dr. Michael Harvey, a psychologist in private practice in Framingham, Massachusetts, who will be presenting What Nelson Mandela and Others Teach Us About Coping with the Coronavirus and Isolation. People with hearing loss tend to feel isolated anyhow. Now with a pandemic forcing us to stay home, distance ourselves from others, the isolation goes deeper. This webinar will outline specific psychological strategies for coping with the …

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