Coronavirus Resources and Information You Need

Corona VirusThe 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 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.

The Pandemic and Hearing Loss

From Hearing Tracker PodcastWe had the pleasure of interviewing Barbara Kelley, the executive director of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). Kelley discusses the challenges her organization has faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To keep members safe, HLAA converted its annual in-person convention into a virtual event which included a research symposium, and the Walk4Hearing held in 20 cities events were moved online. Throughout the pandemic, HLAA has continued to serve as a critical support hub for people with hearing loss.

Watch with captions or view transcript.

Virtual Meeting on Saturday, October 24 10 a.m. PT – InnoCaption Presentation!

Innocaption PresentationBack by popular demand after their San Diego chapter presentation last month, InnoCaption will join us for our next virtual meeting to share the latest innovations for the desktop and app. The latest feedback from users is this is a worthwhile and transformative feature that you should not miss!
Matt Goncalves, Marketing Director, and Christina Duarte, Director of Regulatory Affairs, will be presenting and taking Q&A at the end. Please note the presentation is free and will be captioned so come and join your fellow friends and members for an engaging time!

Note: You’ll be sent a meeting link after you register above. Make sure to check your inbox for an email from “Sharon”!

Important 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

Of course, if you have any questions, just email us info@hlaa-la.org.

HLAA Virtual Meeting: Voting Matters!

Voting matters October 10 webinar

Voting Matters!

Presented by: HLAA California State Association
Speaker: Katie Wright, President, HLAA California State Association
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Time: 4 p.m. ET, 3 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. MT, 1 p.m. PT

Please join us for a free and captioned presentation on why voting matters to help you gather the information you need to safely and successfully make your vote count! The presentation will address answers to common questions such as:

  • Why should I vote?
  • Am I registered?
  • What are my local issues?
  • How do I safely vote this year?
  • How do I handle my hearing loss at the polling place?

Important Note: This will be a nonpartisan meeting. Politics or platforms will not be discussed. We are a 501c3 organization and are prohibited from endorsing, lobbying, or supporting political campaigns.

REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL MEETING

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Helpful Hints and Tutorials

  • Zoom concerns have been addressed and procedures will be modified as Zoom continues to update their software. The main security issue was with open meetings. When you register, it creates a unique link for a password protected session.
  • Use a computer. If possible, attend the meeting on a computer rather than via a smart phone or iPad. This will give you the best layout to view the captions as well as other meeting features.
  • Captions. Meetings are captioned. How to See Closed Captions in ZOOM
  • Check your time zone. This meeting will take place live at 4 p.m. ET, 3 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. MT and 1 p.m. PT. If you are in a different time zone, please adjust the time so you do not miss the meeting.
  • Questions? Feel free to email us at webinars@hearingloss.org.

Join the Community at the Virtual San Diego Walk4Hearing Celebration!

Walk4Hearing San Diego
Don’t forget to support our friends in San Diego for their virtual Walk4Hearing is this Saturday. Show your support by submitting your RSVP now. Festivities normally run for almost an hour. Singer/songwriter Mandy Harvey will be on hand as well!

To RSVP

San Diego Walk4Hearing Virtual Walk Day
Saturday, October 10

Sign on begins 9:45 a.m. PT Online program starts 10:00 a.m PT
Closed captioning and an ASL interpreter are available for this Walk4Hearing celebration.

Virtual Meeting Coming September 26!

As the pandemic continues, so does our ever-continuing need to stay connected with each other and catch up on how we are doing. The isolation, communication challenges, and just the daily struggles we endure take its toll. Nothing like a time to see each other, talk about how we’re doing and gather the support and encouragement on topics that matter to us.

Please mark your calendar to join us this coming Saturday at 10:00 a.m. PT. We will moderate questions with you all to discuss and learn from each other but please bring your questions and concerns to share with the group. We’ll also talk about plans toward the future with the chapter!

Zoom information:

HLAA-LA Virtual Chapter Meeting – Saturday, September 26 at 10:00 a.m. PT

Register for the meeting

(Note: If you get a page redirect notice, just accept the new page you are being sent too)

Note: You’ll be sent a meeting link after you register above. Make sure to check your email!

Important 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

Of course, if you have any questions, just email us info@hlaa-la.org.

HLAA Virtual Meeting Coming September 12 at 1pm PT!

A very important meeting is coming up that you want to make sure to plan and attend. The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) California State Association will be hosting and presenting a meeting with Barbara Kelley, Executive Director of HLAA. We will be having a conversation with Barbara about understanding and dealing with the challenges faced during the coronavirus pandemic. Please see below for more information and how to register or you may register here.

A Conversation with Barbara Kelley
Connecting and Adapting During the Coronavirus Pandemic


Join us for an inspiring and enlightening conversation with HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley about adapting during the coronavirus pandemic, communication opportunities, continued advocacy for our rights, the value of chapters and state associations, and moving forward.

REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL MEETING

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Helpful Hints and Tutorials
  • Zoom concerns have been addressed and procedures will be modified as Zoom continues to update their software. The main security issue was with open meetings. When you register, it creates a unique link for a password protected session.
  • Use a computer. If possible, attend the meeting on a computer rather than via a smart phone or iPad. This will give you the best layout to view the captions as well as other meeting features.
  • Captions. Meetings are captioned. How to See Closed Captions in ZOOM
  • Check your time zone. This meeting will take place live at 4 p.m. ET, 3 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. MT and 1 p.m. PT. If you are in a different time zone, please adjust the time so you do not miss the meeting.
  • Questions? Feel free to email us at webinars@hearingloss.org.

August 22 Meeting Recap – Music Appreciation!

Dr. Ray Goldsworthy

Dr. Ray Goldsworthy

A great big thank you to Dr. Ray Goldsworthy for his informative and engaging presentation on cochlear implants with music appreciation. A robust Q&A followed the presentation, which was chock full of interesting tidbits on the history and evolution of the cochlear implant.

Many of you were unable to attend the meeting so please have a review of the meeting transcript.

SAVE THE DATE for our September meeting:
Saturday, September 26th at 10:00 am. We will be having a rap session, so please come with your comments, concerns, and helpful suggestions!

August 22 Virtual Chapter Meeting – Music Appreciation!

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.

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.


Important 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.

Our July 25 Virtual Meeting was a Huge Success!

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!

July 25 Virtual Chapter Meeting – Understanding Brain Hearing

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:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqcOCtqzguGN0EjoBNQ_6vfMNrA1KR_LBm

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