Cochlear Implants, March 21, 2020

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 2pm-4pm Want to learn about Cochlear Implants? Find out about what the latest developments are in the newest models? Then come to the next meeting of the HLAA Boston Chapter! Where: Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main Street, Watertown, MA What: Cochlear Implants have come a long way since they were first introduced in the early 70’s Reps for the three major CI companies will be present to tell us about their products and answer our questions. The company reps are from Advanced Bionics, MED-EL, and Cochlear. There will also be time to meet and greet …

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HLAA Boston H.A.T. Party

Andrea Kaneb took detailed notes and has given us a great summary of Saturday’s HAT presentation of our favorite devices at the Watertown Public Library.  And, you can see that the spirit was high and we are all “in the groove” with our colorful hats. Favorite Hearing Assistive Technology (HAT) devices: Remote Microphones: Phonak Roger Easy Pen Oticon ConnectClip Phonak ComPilot 11 Phonak Table Mic 11 (can network two together, turn volume all the way down on hearing aid app) Resound Multi-Mic Remote mics used in a group can become a “talking stick,” which makes following discussions easier Smart Phone Apps (free): …

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Welcome Back Ice Cream Social, September 14, 2019

You are invited to the Welcome Back Ice Cream Social meeting of the HLAA Boston Chapter at the Watertown Free Library on Sept. 14, 2019 from 2-4 pm! In addition to “Make Your Own Sundae”, we will hear about highlights of the 2019 convention, Nancy Sonnabend will reminisce about the early days of HLAA, and we will learn about this year’s Walk4Hearing. CART will be provided, the room is looped, and parking is available. Please join us! Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room on the 1st floor 123 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472

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HLAA Boston Chapter Meeting, June 2, 2019

Betty Hauck writes on hearatboston@googlegroups.com: We had a good meeting yesterday with an engaging presentation by Andrea Kaneb on Hearing Assistive Devices in Difficult Listening Situations. There were lots of questions and interchange and Andrea brought a “petting zoo” of different hearing assistive devices that she encouraged us all to try out. There were 22 people, good energy, remote CART worked well, and the loop is once again working! Plus there were several newcomers. Thanks to Andrea for an informative presentation, to Betsy Ireland, who led the meeting and provided technical assistance along with Liz Olson, and to everyone who …

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Office Hours With Doc Otoblock

Speaker: Brad Ingrao, Au.D. Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Time: 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Eastern Time Don’t miss this Wednesday’s free captioned webinar featuring Brad Ingrao, Au.D., who will be presenting Office Hours with Doc Otoblock: An Open Q&A with Dr. Brad Ingrao. Summary: Hearing technology and hearing loss treatments continue to evolve such that even “old pro” consumers with hearing loss often have questions that are hard to pin down. Dr. Ingrao has spent his career being accessible to consumers, students and professionals. In this open Q&A, he will take questions from participants and a variety of hearing-related topics including, but not limited to hearing …

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Red Sox 5th Annual Deaf and Hard of Hearing Night, September 12, 2018

Betsy (McCarthy) Ireland writes in hearatboston@googlgroups.com: Don’t miss out on the fifth annual Deaf and Hard of Hearing Night at Fenway Park! This year the Deaf and Hard of hearing Night will be on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. There will be a pre-game social on the Sam Adam’s Deck prior to the game as well as a ceremony recognizing members of the Deaf community on the field. We will also have interpreters for the pre-game ceremony including the National Anthem signed by a Deaf guest.  The best part about this event is that it raises money for both Deaf Inc. …

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