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.

View the HLAA Recordings Archive

HLAA LogoThe Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) has many recordings covering a wide array of subjects on their website for your review. With the pandemic having a lasting impact on our lives, it’s more important than ever we stay connected and informed. Check out the various recordings below.

The first HLAA Spanish Webinar is available for playback along with our other recordings shown below:

Surviving the Holidays Hearing Loss Presentation

HLAA Virtual Meeting

HLAA California State Association Presents Surviving the Holidays with Hearing Loss

Date: Saturday, November 14
Time: 1 p.m. PT

Alison Freeman Ph.D.Speaker: Alison Freeman, Ph.D., California State University at Northridge (CSUN)

Join our next virtual meeting to learn some tips and strategies on how to deal with hearing loss during the holidays ahead. Speaker Alison Freeman, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who works part-time at California State University at Northridge (CSUN) with both hearing and hard of hearing/deaf/Deaf students. She also has a private practice and is doing teletherapy during the pandemic. She has had a severe hearing loss since early childhood, was orally trained, and is a long-time member of HLAA (she knew Founder Rocky Stone!).

October Meeting with Innocaption

We had a great October meeting with Innocaption. Many thanks to Matt Goncalves and Christina Duarte of Innocaption for a terrific and timely presentation on the workings and important new features of the Innocaption app. We had a nice turnout and a robust Q&A participation.
We decided in lieu of our chapter November meeting to join HLAA-CA on Saturday, November 14th, at 1:00 pm for a presentation on Surviving the Holidays with Hearing Loss with our very own Allison Freeman presenting! Link to follow.
We will also be having an “Open House” on Thanksgiving Day from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm – feel free to stop by during that time frame to say hi and enjoy a little holiday community!

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.
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