HLAA Boston Chapter Mini-Newsletter September, 2020

Betty Hauck writes in hearatboston@googlegroups.com: A few items of interest: ADA Anniversary Jonathan Taylor, head of New York City HLAA chapter,  sent this link to a YouTube video of their Sept. 1 meeting celebrating the anniversary of the landmark legislation establishing the ADA, the Americans with Disabilities Act. Jonathan writes: “The September 1 chapter meeting was a celebration of the ADA, with introductory remarks by long-time chapter board member, Anne Pope, about the history of the ADA and HLAA’s role in its enactment. We were honored to have JoAnne Simon as our main speaker. Ms. Simon is a member of …

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Sign language interpreters are sharing lifesaving information and becoming part of a visible pantheon of essential workers

Francine Stieglitz writes on hearatboston@googlegroups.com: How Do You Sign ‘Don’t Drink Bleach’?   Today’s New York Times has an important article on the need for ASL interpreters at https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/27/us/coronavirus-sign-language-interpreters.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=US%20News ALDAbest, Francine payday loans online same day deposit easy online payday loans best online payday loans instant approval easy payday loans online payday loans online no credit check instant approval no faxing best payday loan

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Video Captions Benefit Everyone

This is from Jonathan Taylor, Vice President of the NYC HLAA Chapter. An abbreviated version appeared in the New York Times a couple of days ago in response to a piece in adapting to online learning. Video Captions Benefit Everyone “In 2015, Dr. Morton Ann Gernsbacher, a professor at the University of Wisconsin- Madison, published an article in the journal Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences entitled, “Video captions benefit everyone.”  In it, she reviewed more than one hundred studies on the benefits of video captioning and found that captioning “improves comprehension of, attention to, and memory for the …

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Boston area startups making slow progress in fight against hearing loss

Boston Globe (paywall): When a small cluster of biotechs working on drugs for hearing loss cropped up in the Boston area several years ago, it raised the hopes of legions of mostly older people who rely on hearing aids or implanted electronic devices. Since then, investors have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into those local startups. The young companies have snapped up top scientists and genetic experts from Harvard, MIT, and Massachusetts Eye and Ear. And Greater Boston has emerged as the hub of hearing restoration efforts. All the elements are in place for a breakthrough. But therapies to regenerate …

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Our Website is in Transition

This month, the webmaster of HLAA Boston Chapter’s website will step aside for a new volunteer administrator. You can send your ideas and requests for news and information for the website to the Boston Chapter Steering Committee. payday loans online same day online payday loans no credit check cash advance loan online cash advance loan online sameday payday loans online

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HLAA's Katherine Bouton Interviewed on Healtheo360

HLAA’s Katherine Bouton was recently interviewed on healtheo360’s weekly 30-minute live health talk show. Katherine Bouton is a longtime former editor at the New York Times, including 10 years as Deputy Editor at The New York Times Magazine. She continues to write for many sections of the Times, and is a weekly blogger at AARP Health. She is the author of the critically acclaimed ”Shouting Won’t Help” and “Living Better With Hearing Loss. Katherine developed idiopathic progressive hearing loss at age 30 and today wears a cochlear implant and a hearing aid. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees …

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