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. emergency …

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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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We Have a Team! Walk 4 Hearing – October 25, 2020

We have a team! A walk team, that is.  Each year, HLAA sponsors the New England Walk for Hearing.  This year is no different with the exception that our walk will be virtual on Sunday, 10/25. That is NOW! Here is the link to join in on all the fun and progress: http://hlaa.convio.net/site/TR/Teamraiser/NewEnglandWalk?pg=entry&fr_id=2649#register Schedule 9:45 a.m. (ET) Sign on begins 10:00 a.m. (ET) Online program begins This year is different.  It is virtual.  And, as we’ve all come to find out, issues with hearing loss have been thrust into the forefront with COVID. While our “troubles” pale in comparison to …

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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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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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HLAA Webinar: Cochlear Implants Standards of Care – Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2 p.m. ET

HLAA WEBINAR Cochlear Implants Standards of Care: An International Consensus Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2 p.m. Eastern Time (1 p.m. CT, 12 p.m. MT, 11 a.m. PT) Presenters Craig A. Buchman, M.D. Lindburg Professor and Head, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis René H. Gifford, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, with a joint appointment in the Department of Otolaryngology Vanderbilt University School of Medicine The world’s first International Consensus Paper on Adult Cochlear Implantation was published on August 27, 2020 in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. This new study focuses on treatment …

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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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Celebrating the Americans with Disability Act

Jonathan Taylor, head of New York City HLAA chapter,  sent this link to a YouTube video of its Sept. 1st, 2020  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 the NY State Assembly for the 52nd District in Brooklyn and …

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