Don’t forget our holiday party is coming up!
If you haven’t rsvp’d yet, please do so if you have interest to join our holiday party scheduled for
Saturday, December 14 at Heather’s home from roughly 6pm-9pm.
It’s always a great time filled with good food, company, and getting to know people who “get it” when it comes to the daily challenges and struggles with hearing loss. An invite was emailed to our members but if you haven’t received one, no worries! Just email us at email@example.com and note the following:
- How many people are coming, including yourself.
- Let us know if you did or did not receive the holiday invite.
- Note: Further information will be provided upon your rsvp, including address for the party and additional information to be aware of.
Hope to see you there!
Although the article notes Thanksgiving as a common gathering that can give all of us with hearing loss communication fits, the article really makes sense for any social and holiday gathering. Giving yourself breaks, compassion, and using certain strategic ways to effectively communicate and enjoy the gathering can help make your family and holiday get-together that much more enjoyable. Learn tips and strategies with this article.
Essay by Alicia Fernandez
It is with great pleasure that I thank the current HLAA-LA Steering Committee for the wonderful 15-Year Anniversary Celebration on Nov. 2, 2019. It was both informative and joyful! As one of the founders of this group, I could not be prouder.
Note: View the full article to see some of the very first chapter newsletters!
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Interesting story from The New York Times about just which direction should decisions be made regarding teaching a hard of hearing or deaf child to succeed in the world. Do you have them helped via technologies, such as cochlear implants or hearing aids, or do you teach them to communication through sign language or other alternative forms of communication? Decide for yourself here.
What a celebration we had yesterday in honor of our chapter’s 15th anniversary!
Many thanks to Wendi Wash for pulling off a fun and interactive trivia game, complete with prizes, raffles and a festive and delicious cake. We are grateful to many of our founders who came from as far away as Riverside and Santa Barbara to celebrate with us, including Kat Burns, Danny Tibbs, Pat Widman and Alicia Fernandez.
You can view the meeting transcript here.
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The Census Bureau is looking to hire more people from your community and nearby to make sure we are counted in 2020. The bureau will hire regardless of disability and have many hearing loss friendly positions for you to earn some extra money!
Visit their website at https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html to learn more.
Did you know demands from all walks of individuals is growing for captioning. In fact, 80% of individuals use captioning that do not have hearing loss!
With people watching videos on the go using their phones, oftentimes audio isn’t possible so captioning saves the day. It’s safe to say captioning is going mainstream which is great for all of us hard of hearing folks! Check out further information from this article.
HLAA-LA is turning 15!
Come help us celebrate on Saturday November 2nd as we look back at the history and accomplishments of our chapter over the past decade and a half.
It takes a village to establish and maintain an active functioning group, and we have many people to thank, both those who started and those who have contributed to maintaining our chapter. A special shout out to pioneers Valerie and Willy Stern, Danny Tubbs, Katherine Burns, Alicia Fernandez, Mike Kaplan, and Grace Tiessen for brainstorming the creation of the chapter and securing a meeting location at the Hear Center in Pasadena.
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Dr. Sharzad Cohen sharing what tinnitus is all about.
Thanks to Sharzad Cohen for coming to educate us on the causes and treatment options for the very challenging condition of tinnitus. Her presentation was so informative and extensive that there wasn’t time to go through it all, and the audience had many questions on this troublesome disability.
You’ll find the meeting transcript here.
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Understanding and managing tinnitus with Dr. Sharzad Cohen.
This presentation is designed to explain different theories about the causes of tinnitus and the available therapeutic methods. A review of the recent research about tinnitus and the relationship between tinnitus and hearing loss will be offered. Tinnitus management techniques and instruments will be discussed to eradicate the myth that tinnitus has no solutions!
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