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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Virtual Meeting With Special Guest Geoff Plant, Nov. 20, 2021

DON’T MISS IT! Boston Chapter HLAA Virtual Meeting Special guest Geoff Plant from Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation. The major focus of the Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation (HRF) is to support people with hearing loss who have cochlear implants and hearing aids. Although these technologies have improved greatly over the past twenty years, many people with hearing loss still experience difficulties understanding speech. HRF is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established in 1996 to provide and promote speech communication training for adults and children with hearing loss. From the website hearingrehab.org Saturday, November 20th from 4-6PM via Zoom Link to be sent to …

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Open Captions in Theaters are Back! And Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Update

Theaters are opening for live audiences again! The first open captioned performances in our area start this weekend.  There is also good news to share on the OTC hearing aids. Boston Opera House OC Performances The following performances have been identified as OC: Hadestown: 11/6/2021 Pretty Woman: 1/22/2022 To Kill a Mockingbird: 4/9/2022 Ain’t Too Proud: 4/23/2022 Wicked: 6/11/2022 Anastasia: 8/20/2022 Hamilton: 1/21/2023 and 3/4/2023 The times and links for tickets are on their website: https://boston.broadway.com/theatre/citizens-bank-opera-house/#accessibility   Trinity Rep OC Performances The following performances have been identified as OC:   A Christmas Carol: 11/7, 12/1, 12/2, 12/3, 12/4, and 12/5/2021 Tiny …

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PATIO PICNIC PARTY! Saturday September 18, 2021

PATIO PICNIC PARTY! Saturday, September 18th from 4:00 -6:00 pm The patio is behind 175 Harvey St. at Cornerstone / Cambridge Join us for BBQ, socializing, and learning from peers living with hearing loss. Hamburgers/hot dogs, watermelon and beverages provided. If your last name begins with A-N, please bring a dessert; if M-Z, please bring an appetizer.  For the safety of all, COVID vaccinations are required. DIRECTIONS By car: Please note #175 isn’t on the street. For parking- ignore the “permit parking only” signs because the city has granted an exemption on Harvey and Jackson. Walk up the driveway and the common house is to …

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Would You Enjoy a Book Club With Other Book Lovers with Hearing Loss?

Do you love to read?  Do you love to discuss books?  And, would you love doing it in a setting that is comfortable and safe with others sharing a common bond of hearing loss? Did you know that the HLAA Boston chapter has a book club that has been meeting monthly, excluding summers, for approximately the last 7 years and we are looking for more members for fall 2021. We are 7 members now and would like to keep our numbers relatively small (no more than 10), but there is always the possibility of a 2nd group.   Currently, we’ve been …

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2021 HLAA Virtual Convention

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow at HLAA’s Virtual Convention where will learn more about the latest in hearing health, and how to live well with hearing loss. Click here to register! IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CONVENTION REGISTRANTS Please view the following tips for accessing the Showcare virtual platform to guarantee the best viewing experience. If you are registered for the Virtual Convention, check for an email from HLAA Virtual Convention 2021 with instructions on how to access the HLAA Virtual Convention platform. The virtual platform is run by Showcare. The Virtual Convention platform is where you access all sessions and visit the virtual …

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Special Guest Chapter Meeting – Sat., June 12, 2021

DON’T MISS IT! ALDA and Boston Chapter HLAA present “Meet and Greet with Jeopardy” Special guest Commissioner Sotonwa from the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Saturday June 12th, 2021  from 4:00 -6:00 pm via Zoom.  *Link to be sent to mailing list members closer to the date.  Newcomers – please email hearatboston@gmail.com Join us for an interactive Jeopardy game (with questions from the Commissioner himself), plus socializing and learning from peers living with hearing loss.

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Boston Chapter Meeting – Sat., June 12, 2021 4:00 – 6:00 pm

COMING UP!  Boston Chapter HLAA meeting Saturday June 12th via Zoom* 4:00 – 6:00 pm  *Link to be sent to mailing list members closer to the date.  Newcomers – please email hearatboston@gmail.com   Join us for socializing and learning from peers living with hearing loss. Possible presentation by Commissioner Sotonwa from the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.   More details to come!  Mark your calendars!

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H.O.P.E – Hearing Our Personal Experiences – April 17, 2021

Boston Chapter Meeting Saturday April 17, 2021 via Zoom* 4:00 -6:00 pm H.O.P.E- Hearing Our Personal Experiences *Link to be sent at later date to Hear@Boston members and friends. Newcomers and visitors please email  hearatboston@gmail.com to receive the link. Join us for a time of reflection, listening and sharing about living with hearing loss, especially during mask-wearing times. Explore the world of captions, pros and cons, and all the ways to capture it. All are invited to contribute to conversation, but not obligated. “Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And …

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All Things Cochlea(r) – A Zoom Panel Presentation About Cochlear Implants

February 27th, 4:00 – 6:00 pm. The HearatBoston Zoom presentation will feature: Guest speakers from all three cochlear implant (CI) companies: Advanced Bionics, Cochlear, and Med-El, Dr. Daniel Lee, CI surgeon from Mass Eye and Ear, Eva Bero, Audiologist, Dir. of Audiology at Lahey Medical , A panel of CI users to answer your questions. Bring your questions and a cup of tea (or whatever you desire).  Captions will be provided on the Zoom site. For more information and to the request the link to the Zoom meeting please mail  hearatboston@gmail.com. See you soon. Sue, Liz, Carol and Barbara HLAA Boston Chapter Board

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