The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) National Office has ongoing information and updates to help those dealing with hearing loss to successfully navigate the trying times we are under with COVID-19. Please follow this link to the national HLAA site as a starting point to help you through this.
Remember, make sure to let your family, friends, and neighbors know what help you need and make sure to ask for it. There are many online resources to also help request for help.
It’s that time again! Mark your calendars for our upcoming virtual chapter meeting to be held on Saturday, August 22 at 10 a.m. PT.
Dr. Ray Goldsworthy
Ray Goldsworthy, Associate Professor of Research Otolaryngology at USC, will be speaking to us. Ray is a cochlear implant wearer and a few years ago had a wonderful presentation to the chapter. Ray devotes his time and research to rehabilitation and recently received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to undertake a project to bridge the gap between cochlear implant users and regaining their appreciation and love for music. Please join us for what will sure to be an engaging and “upbeat” meeting to learn how nothing has to stop your love of music!
Please note – Feel free to invite your loved ones and friends to who might benefit from this meeting, especially music lovers!
Zoom information – Please email us for the Zoom meeting link and information.
Captioning will be provided within Zoom for easy viewing and following along.
Zoom: Use a computer. If possible, attend the meeting on a computer rather than via a smartphone or iPad. This will give you the best layout to view the captions as well as other meeting features.
Meetings are captioned. How to See Closed Captions in ZOOM
We look forward to “seeing” you all on Saturday, August 22 at 10 a.m.!
If you have further questions, please email us.
View the meeting transcript
We had an incredible meeting last Saturday – David Majit and Chalese Buttars of Oticon spoke to our group (we had a “full house” of more than 70 participants) on Brain Hearing and Communication Strategies. Local audiologist Jeff Grama was on hand to deftly answer every question (and there were many!) during the Q&A.
While we miss seeing you all in person and sharing coffee and snacks, Zoom is giving us the ability to reach out to a wider audience – a small silver lining to the cloud during these challenging times.
Save the date: August 22nd for our next meeting. Ray Goldsworthy, Associate Professor of Research Otolaryngology at USC will be speaking to us. Ray is a cochlear implant wearer and, therefore, “gets us” and devotes his research to rehabilitation and other efforts to improve our lives. Please join us for what will be an engaging meeting!
Stay tuned for more information coming soon!
It’s that time again! Mark your calendars for our upcoming virtual chapter meeting to be held on Saturday, July 25 at 10 a.m. PT.
A very engaging topic and presentation will be held with David Majit and Chalese Buttars of Oticon Hearing Solutions. They will be presenting how hearing challenges impacts the ability of the brain to understand and comprehend the surrounding world around us. Please note, those of you who do not have hearing loss but have loved ones or friends with hearing loss should join us to better appreciate just how difficult dealing with hearing loss can be.
Topic: Brain Hearing, Listening Effort, and Effective Communication under challenging situations.
Zoom Meeting: If you are a non-LA chapter member or haven’t received the Zoom meeting link, you can use the one below to register:
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Experience HLAA! starts June 18 – 9 a.m. PT!
We are excited to bring you highlights from HLAA2020 Convention in a new online format. We want to make access to this virtual event as easy as possible by providing you these helpful instructions:
- Experience HLAA! will be broadcast on a virtual platform called Big Marker. It is highly encouraged that you use a desktop/laptop and Google Chrome when watching each event.
- If you haven’t done so already please visit the Experience HLAA! website and click on the Register Now button. Register once and you will receive full access to all webinars and the 2020 Research Symposium: The Latest on Tinnitus Research.
- Once you register you will get a confirmation email with a link granting you access to both days of the event (June 18-19).
- If you don’t receive your confirmation email automatically after you register, please either wait another hour or check your spam folder.
- The Experience HLAA! access link in the confirmation email is customized for you; please don’t share with another participant. They must register on their own.
- On Thursday, June 18 at 12 p.m. (ET), all you have to do is click the link in your confirmation email or the View Webinar button on the Experience HLAA! website and you are in the event!
- Make sure to check out our Technology Expo page. This is your chance to visit the exhibitors you will miss at HLAA2020 Convention.
Please email email@example.com if you encounter issues during registration or have questions about the event.
Toni Barrient will be hosting, through her Hearing Well Club, a virtual meeting on Tuesday, June 9 at 2pm the following:
Our June meeting will cover the latest research on Brain Hearing, Listening Effort, and Effective communication under challenging situations.
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It’s the sign of the times these days. To stay connected, the world is virtual through various online communication platforms. On Saturday, May 16, the chapter had our first virtual meeting using Zoom. Meeting transcript can be found here.
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We miss you and hope you and your loved ones are safe and in good health.
As we try to navigate our world(s) during this unprecedented and extraordinarily difficult time, we have the added burden of trying to hear and understand family members, grocery store employees, health care workers and others through their face masks, without the ability to read lips as well as having to contend with strange and muffled sounds that emanate through the speaker’s masks.
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