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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Register Now for the HLAA 2000 Convention!

Experience HLAA! starts June 18 – 9 a.m. PT!

REGISTER HERE

HLAA 2020 Convention!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 convention@hearingloss.org if you encounter issues during registration or have questions about the event.

HLAA National Virtual Meeting – June 6!

Friendly reminder HLAA National will be holding their bi-weekly virtual meeting this Saturday, June 6 at 11 a.m. PT.
Speakers:
Toni Iacolucci, MSW
Elaine McCaffrey, Patient Advocate & Member, HLAA Board of Directors
Topic:Advocacy & Impact: Effective Communication in Health Care Settings
Toni Iacolucci and Elaine McCaffrey
Special Guests:
Zina Jawadi, Member, HLAA Board of Directors
Richard Einhorn: Chairperson, HLAA Board of Directors
Moderators:
Holly Cohen, Hearing Health Advocate
Shari Eberts, HLAA Board Vice Chair
Roxana Rotundo, HLAA Board Member

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