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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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.

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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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