HLAA Virtual Meeting with Lisa and Ken!

HLAA Virtual Meeting

Lisa Yuan and Ken Cluskey, former LA Chapter members, will be on primetime this Saturday to share their wisdom and knowledge pertaining to employment strategies for those with hearing loss. You don’t want to miss this!

Presented by: HLAA District of Columbia Chapter

Speakers: Lisa Yuan and Ken Cluskey

Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021

Time: 4 p.m. ET, 3 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. MT, 1 p.m. PT

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Finding and maintaining a job with hearing loss can be challenging, and for many, those challenges have likely been magnified during the pandemic. In this program, Lisa Yuan and Ken Cluskey will share experiences and strategies they have developed during more than 30 years in both the public and private sectors on searching for a job, obtaining employment and achieving success once employed. The program will include tips and resources related to the specific challenges that people with hearing loss may face as they navigate their careers.

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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!

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

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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.

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!

2020 Convention is Coming Soon!

HLAA National Convention

It may seem a long ways away, but it will soon be June which is the month the annual HLAA Convention is held. This year it will be in the magical city of New Orleans from June 18-21. Early bird registration is now open until March 2 so if you are planning on attending, now might be a good time to take action (further information below).

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Fun Times at our Annual Holiday Party!

We had another successful HLAA Holiday Party at the beautiful home of Heather & Frank Lehr just over a week ago. The crowd was a great mix of long-time members as well as a number of new guests who are interested in what HLAA has to offer. We enjoyed turkey and ham, as well as several delicious side dishes supplied by Urban Plates. Kudos to the staff at Urban Plate for comping our salads and bread! And thank you, Heather and Frank, for the spiked punch!

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