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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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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Boston Organizations Subsidize Clear Masks for Boston Residents

Boston Lyric Opera and Costume Works Inc. have formed a partnership to manufacture and make available clear face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. For those who are Boston residents and part of the deaf and hard of hearing community, these masks are available  at a subsidized rate of $13 thanks to support from the Boston Resiliency Fund. This includes all people who interact regularly with members of the deaf and hard of hearing community as well. Find more information and get your mask here: https://blo.org/facemasks/ And don’t forget to advocate for yourself!  Ask for clear masks – especially at medical …

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Virtual HLAA Chapter Meetings Around the Country

With the ongoing pandemic most HLAA chapters around the country are holding virtual meetings using Zoom or Google Meet.  Below are some meeting details and you can join in from anywhere by either registering ahead of time using the provided links or email a request for the Zoom link. Assistive Hearing and OTC Devices-Virtual Meeting Tuesday, November 10, 2020 – 2:00 – 4:00pm HLAA Mission Viejo Chapter Virtual Meeting Organizer: Toni Barrient toni@hlaamv.org 949-391-9756 text Description: Popular Professor, Fan-Gang (UCI Researcher) will present his ongoing research about technologies that help people hear including over the counter devices like AirPods. You are invited to …

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Hear @ Boston – Holiday “HAT” Check – December 5, 2020 4:00 pm

Holiday HAT Check – Hearing Assistive Technology. The holiday season presents us with many challenges in our hard-of-hearing world.  Fortunately, there are many tech tools to help us all  live with hearing loss.  Let’s learn from each other!  Let’s share our knowledge! Please attend, and please bring and share a favorite device that helps you with safety, stress, and relates to hearing loss.  Show and tell!  It will help us all get through the challenging holiday season. December 5, 2020 4:00 pm – Virtual VIA Zoom Please join the hear@boston  Zoom Meeting!  Please email  hearatboston@gmail.com  to get the link.

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October 16, 2020-Jonathan O’Dell: Why You’re Losing It and Why What You Don’t Know May Hurt You.

This is a virtual meeting presented by Jonathan O’Dell about our hearing: Why You’re Losing It and Why What You Don’t Know May Hurt You. Friday, October 16, 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, ET Are you struggling with hearing loss, or is a family or friend struggling with hearing loss? Jonathan O’Dell, assistive technology manager and training specialist at Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, discusses cochlear implants, assistive listening devices, movie theater access, Bluetooth streaming, amplified and captioned phones, applicable laws for communication, and making your home accessible. Brought to the Cary Library in partnership …

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Webinar-Age Related Hearing Loss Mon., Oct. 26 2020, 5:00 pm ET

Join Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) for a free, captioned webinar, Age Related-Hearing Loss: Problems and Solutions, on Monday, October 26, 2020, 5:00 pm. Presented by Samira Anderson, Au.D., Ph.D., this is the first event in our new Hearing Health Hour webinar series. Untreated age-related hearing loss leads to many changes throughout the brain and can affect speech understanding and cognitive ability. The presentation will review how hearing loss changes the way our brains respond to speech and how it may affect cognitive functions, such as working memory. The extent to which hearing aid amplification can reverse these changes will also be discussed. Attendees will …

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There is a Connection Between Your Diet and Your Ears

From Consumer Reports Listen Up! What You Eat Can Protect Your Hearing There is a connection between your diet and your ears By Hallie Levine September 14, 2020: “I tell all my patients with hearing loss to follow a heart-healthy diet,” Dr. Woodson says. “If it’s good for your heart, it’s going to be good for your ears, as well.” Heart-healthy eating patterns, including the three approaches used in Curhan’s studies, are mostly centered on lots of high-quality plant-based foods and low amounts of animal-based foods, refined grains, added sugars, and unhealthy fats. To make it easy, Curhan recommends at each meal …

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Coping With Every Musician’s Nightmare: Hearing Loss

by LOU FANCHER , September 30, 2016 in “San Francisco Classical Voice” Waking up to find that he was suddenly and entirely deaf in his right ear on June 15, 2010, composer Richard Einhorn’s biggest worry wasn’t that he’d never work again. Nor was his greatest concern the spinning room and nausea, the way human voices sounded like screeching devils riding on crazed, squealing robots, or the piercing tinnitus, buzzing like a high-pitched, enraged refrigerator in his ear. Einhorn knew that he had only 30 percent hearing in his left ear, but didn’t know enough to worry about permanent damage to his other, …

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