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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Cochlear Implant Experiences and Best Practice Tips – Feb. 2, 2021

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Time: 10 a.m. EST (Eastern Time), 7 a.m. PST (Pacific Time), 4 p.m. CEST (Central European Time), 9 p.m. ICT (Indochina Time), 10 p.m. PHST (Philippines Time) Duration: 90 minutes Cochlear implant devices are small, complex devices that can help provide a sense of sound to the user. Around more than 40 years, the technology is in use in many parts of the world. In this session, users and professionals will share their knowledge and experience with cochlear implants for adults as well as offer best practice tips. Speakers: Lise Hamlin, director of public policy, Hearing Loss Association of …

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ALDA/HlAA accessible tour with the MFA on Saturday November 21,2020

Registration is now open for the ALDA/HlAA accessible tour at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston  on Saturday November 21,2020.  Please join us for the first of an ongoing schedule of virtual MFA tours via Zoom with Karen Moss as our guide .  Our first event is based on the topic “Gatherings Over Time”. This time of year some people are planning their holiday celebrations and such gatherings have been pared back or cancelled altogether during the Covid pandemic .  Let us explore various art images in the context of “Gatherings Over Time” as festive, upbeat and enjoyable. We are …

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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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