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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Webinar on Health Care, Hearing Loss & Communication Challenges – Sept. 30, 2020

Join CHC September 30th for “Health Care, Hearing Loss and Communication Challenges: Taking Charge in 2020 and Beyond” – a dynamic discussion about our changing health care system and how to navigate it with a hearing loss. We will include perspective and guidance from patients and a physician who uses two cochlear implants. Learn insider tips and strategies to access effective communication during your virtual and in-person appointments, including what to say and do when things don’t go well or as planned. This program will cover a range of accessibility tools, technology and smartphone apps and will detail real-world scenarios …

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Betty Hauck Presents A Life in Music Lost Found- Oct. 17, 2020, 4:00 pm

A Life in Music Lost & Found My Journey as a Musician with Hearing Loss A “Talk & Play” presentation by Betty Hauck, violin and viola For 50 years, Betty enjoyed a rich and rewarding career as a professional violist—until the day she realized that she had to retire because of progressive hearing loss. For three years, she completely turned her back on music. In this “Talk & Play” presentation, she will tell the story of how various twists and turns led her back into sharing the joy of music while educating and advocating for those with hearing loss. Her …

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Saturday, September 26, 2020 4:00 pm – Welcome Back Chapter Meeting

Welcome back Hear@Boston, your Boston HLAA chapter.    We will have our first gathering on September 26th – Newcomers and vistors welcome!  This will be our first meeting of the new season, a chance for us to catch up with old friends, meet new friends,  and to hear about exciting developments in the chapter.  Please join in  and learn what good things are ahead. Details for logging into this Google Meet gathering will be posted soon. online payday loans for bad credit sameday payday loans online payday online loans installment loan online installment loan online

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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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Experience HLAA Virtual Convention, June 18-19, 2020

From Hearingloss.org: While HLAA2020 is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our community is demanding more online content. In response to that, we are offering an online experience open to everyone, free of charge, with aspects of an HLAA Convention and a look to HLAA2021 in San Diego. HLAA is excited about the opportunity to present highlights from HLAA2020 Convention in a new online format. While we will miss the networking, personal connections, and sense of support we gain from attending an HLAA Convention, by joining us on your devices remotely on Thursday, June 18 and Friday, June 19, we …

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The Future of Hearing Loss and the Search for a Cure

Sue Schy writes on hearatboston@googlegroups.com: Today’s presentation on “The Future of Hearing Loss and the Search for a Cure” was a real eye-opener for me.  As much as I’ve heard about hearing research and gene therapy, I never really knew exactly what it involved or who might benefit from it.  Well, I was enlightened and this cutting edge research sounds like it is on the horizon for countless future generations to benefit from. Thank you to Akouos and Frequency Therapeutics! The real purpose of this email, however, is to give you a few websites and links that were mentioned in …

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Upcoming Events

Sue Schy writes on hearatboston@googlegroups.com: The group from central MA collated all the meetings for the rest of the year culminating with the virtual convention. Don’t forget to mark your calendars. Saturday June 6, 2020: HLAA National Virtual Meeting 2-3:30 pm Topic: Advocacy & Impact: Effective Communication in Health Care Settings https://www.hearingloss.org/event/hlaa-national-virtual-meeting-6-6-20/?instance_id=902 Saturday June 13, 2020: HLAA Boston Chapter Virtual Meeting 2-4 pm Topic: Boston Biotech Hearing Research Akouos and Frequency Therapeutics Featured in a February Boston Globe article: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/02/02/metro/boston-area-startups-making-slow-progress-fight-against-hearing-loss/ Thursday June 18 and Friday June 19, 2020: Experience HLAA! Online “Convention” experience https://web.archive.org/web/20200608045400/https://www.hearingloss.org/programs-events/convention/schedule/ Topics include ·       Opening session …

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HLAA Boston Chapter Mini-Letter

Betty Hauck writes on hearatboston@googlegroups.com: Thanks to Sue Schy’s efforts, with help from Andrea Kaneb who is an N-CHATT volunteer, we had our second virtual meeting [May 16] and our first with captions, using Google Meet. It was great to see 20 participants including a few from other MA chapters, who were present to hear Kevin Franck, the head of audiology at Mass Eye and Ear, speak about hearing loss in the age of Covid-19. He spoke about services that are available at MEEI and much useful information that is accessible from the MEEI website https://www.masseyeandear.org/. If you go to …

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