Join Our Upcoming Online Chapter Meeting with Katherine Bouton

Katherine Bouton

Katherine Bouton, a former HLAA board member, is an advocate and educator for the deaf and hard of hearing. She is the author of Smart HearingShouting Won’t Help, as well as Living Better with Hearing Loss.
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m. PT

During this meeting, she will share with us how she learned to navigate the maze of hearing loss on her own, after suddenly losing her hearing at age 30. In the rapidly changing world of hearing aids, how she got hers and the various lessons learned.

Want some practical advice for getting your life back with hearing loss? Join us with an open discussion afterward to share your experiences and ask questions!

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Don’t Miss the “We Hear You” Documentary!

HLAA is proud to host a Talkback with the filmmakers of the award-winning documentary, “We Hear You.” Executive produced by HLAA members Holly Cohen, Shari Eberts and Roxana Rotundo, and also featuring HLAA member Toni Iacolucci, “We Hear You” was named Best Film on Disability in the June 2021 awards of the Cannes World Film Festival.

Important Note: You must register for the event first and then you will receive a link two weeks prior to the talkback event to watch the documentary. The documentary will not be shown during the September 23 Zoom Event.

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Panelists
Holly Cohen

Holly Cohen

Sheri Eberts

Sheri Eberts

Toni Iacolucci

Toni Iacolucci

Roxana Rotundo

Roxana Rotundo

Moderated By
Gael Hannan

Gael Hannan

The Talkback will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the documentary and give the filmmakers the opportunity to hear from you—the hearing loss community. You will receive a link to the Zoom Event when you register. We look forward to a fun and lively conversation about the film.

Show 1261: Overcoming Hearing Loss

Barbara Kelley

Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America.

Hearing loss is a common problem, but you don’t have to suffer in silence. New technology may offer options to help you hear better. Our very own Barbara Kelley, who is the executive director of the Hearing Loss Association of America, provides her insights in a June 2021 podcast. The podcast discusses what causes hearing loss, what you can do and overcoming the challenges faced.

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July Meeting – Join us for Fun and Games!

We have not had a fun and games meeting, so this July meeting we will!
Let’s spark excitement, fun and laughter in our meeting.

Date: Saturday, July 24, 2021
Where: Online Zoom Meeting
Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PT (we may run over toward noon)

 

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Let’s joke! Let’s play! Let’s laugh!

Bring your A-Game and the best joke you’ve ever heard! Make us roll on the Zoom floor!

PS: Did we say there are PRIZES to win?!!

Any questions? Just email us at info@hlaa-la.org.

Learning the California Legislative Process to Advocate for Hearing Loss!

California state legislative process

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Remember when we asked you to support these bills that affected those of us with hearing loss?
AB 598 – Hearing Aids for Children
AB 5 – The “gig worker” bill affecting CART providers
AB435 – Locked Hearing Aids
So many of you contacted your representatives to garner their support for our hearing loss community …. but there were many questions about how to best go about that.
Join us this Saturday, June 19th to learn how to
effectively advocate for change at the State level.

The Legislative Process: How a Bill Becomes a Law

Saturday, June 19, 2021

10:00 a.m. PT

Assembly Member Kevin Mullin
Speaker pro Tempore of the California State Assembly

Join us as Mr. Mullin walks us through how to make a difference for hearing loss.
  • What is the process from beginning to end?
  • How can an individual make an issue go forward?
  • What is the role of the Representative or Senator?
  • What’s the best way to contact my representative?
  • What is effective: Petition? Email? Letters? Fax?
  • How do I keep track of a bill as it moves through the process?
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Together we can do it!

See Ya Pandemic!

Group picture after the Walk for hearing celebration

Post celebration after the great Walk4Hearing event.

Leave it to HLAA-LA to live up to its reputation as the party chapter!! Just days before the full lifting of pandemic restrictions, the gang was already out getting their pride on.

HLAA-Los Angeles officially said goodbye to the pandemic by hosting their first IRL meeting in over a year.  And what better reason to meet than the annual Walk for Hearing?

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Register for the 2021 HLAA Virtual Convention!

HLAA 2021 Virtual Convention

The annual Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) convention is now open for registration. Join us June 24-26 to learn the latest about hearing health, communication access and the technologies and strategies that help people with hearing loss live well. This three-day event includes a research symposium on Hearing Care for All, and robust workshops on advances in hearing aids, accessibility through mobile devices, hearing access in the workplace and more.

For more information and an overview of the convention can be found here. Make sure to continue to check as more updates will be forthcoming!

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May 22 Finding Balance Meeting Recap

Alaina Bassett

Dr. Alaina Bassett

A big thank you to Dr. Alaina Bassett for a very engaging and informative presentation of the vestibular system. Our balance system is unique and is made up of many different systems working in concert to give us the ability to understand and navigate our surroundings.

Dr. Bassett started off her presentation discussing our balance system made up of the vestibular, visual and somatosensory systems. The anatomy and physiology of our inner ear and the particular functions each part plays in our hearing were discussed in-depth. Various testing techniques to understand and evaluate balance was shared to give the audience a better feel of what they should expect should they want to be tested.

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May 22 Chapter Presentation – Finding Balance

Join us for an informative and interactive presentation about the vestibular system and how it impacts balance. How does hearing loss potentially factor into this disorder? Join us and find out!

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Date: Saturday, May 22
Time: 10 a.m. PT
Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker:
Alaina Bassett

Alaina Bassett
AuD, Ph.D., CCC-A, Assistant Professor, Division of Audiology at USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and Director, USC Balance Center.

Overview: Finding Balance: Exploring the vestibular system
In this session, we will focus on the vestibular system which is responsible for encoding the position of the head in space relative to gravity.  This portion of the inner ear can be a mystery to many yet, plays a pivotal role in everyday activities. Topics will include anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system, auditory and vestibular disorders, vestibular diagnostic tests, and functional outcomes following changes in vestibular function.

Big Event for the Hearing Loss Community with HLAA!

HLAA has received permission from the FDA to hold an Externally-Led Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) meeting focusing on the challenges and potential future opportunities with the hearing loss community. Stories and experiences by those with hearing loss will be shared and heard by many industry leaders.

The live interactive meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 25 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ET. This is a unique and rare opportunity for you to learn and actually participate in the live meeting featuring game-changing industry and professional leaders in the hearing loss community. Learn more about this free meeting you may join throughout the day or register now below.

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This your chance to get your voice heard so please join us and spread the word about this exciting interactive live meeting!

Learn more below about what a PFDD meeting is all about!

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