Join us on Saturday, April 15 for an engaging and interactive presentation covering new developments and advances with hearing aids and your hearing. Audiologist Jeff Grama, M.A., a popular past presenter for the chapter, will discuss these topics and address your questions.
Date: Saturday, April 15 (NOTE: This chapter presentation will happen early on the third Saturday of the month) Tim: 10 a.m.-11 a.m. (may run over)
What a great meeting! Those who attended got a chance to meet our steering committee, including our new member, Valecia Adams. We also celebrated International Cochlear Implant Day which featured several familiar names from the Los Angeles Chapter family, Lisa Yuan and Malik El-Amin. And did you know World Hearing Day is coming up on Friday, March 3? Check out the HLAA website for more information about this important day.
Topic: Cochlear Implants of Today with Cochlear Americas Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022 Where: Online Zoom Meeting Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. PT Audience: Open to all for this free event. Please pass along this invite to others!
NOTE: Make sure to note this replaces our typical fourth Saturday of the month meeting.
Topic: Learning all the great benefits of CTAP! Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022 Where: Online Zoom Meeting Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. PT Audience: Open to all for this free event. Please pass along this invite to others!
The California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) is an invaluable service that many individuals are unaware of or don’t fully understand the free services they may be entitled to. CTAP products are geared to meet many needs including telephones, amplifiers, ring-signal, speech devices, headsets, and many accessories. So much help is available, you just need to ask!
Please join us as Oskar Aguilar, from CTAP, will explain the program and benefits and get your questions answered. This service could make a difference for you and others you care about that could benefit.
We had a wonderful presentation and discussion covering the family dynamics and challenges faced with hearing loss. Dr. Jen Anfinson was kind enough to put together and present to our audience with many interesting topics and Q&A.
Do you wish your family members better understood how to communicate with your hearing loss? Or if you care for a loved one with hearing loss, do you get frustrated or don’t know how to help? It’s a two-way street when finding that balance toward effective communication between hearing loss and hearing.
Those who attended our March chapter meeting enjoyed a great presentation about what is lip reading, how it can help us in noisy situations and training opportunities. And a special thank you to Ed Auer, Ph. D. and Nicole Jordan, Au.D. to take time out of their Saturday morning to present to us.
Some meeting notes to share:
There is a wonderful opportunity to participate in the speech recognition study. To learn more go to https://seehear.us/study/.
You may also reach out Ed Auer, Ph.D., with any questions at email@example.com.
A big thank you to Alison Freeman, Ph. D., for a wonderful presentation and discussion about dealing with the challenges of hearing loss and your mental health. We had a great turnout and honest and thoughtful questions throughout the presentation which just shows how impactful hearing loss can be to our mental well-being and health.
Please enjoy the presentation below or go to our YouTube channel to enjoy this and other video presentations. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Hearing loss is an invisible disability; its true disability is a communication disability. The primary disability of hearing loss is a communication disability rather than just not being able to hear. Struggling to understand conversations with lifelong friends and family, hearing music or professional meetings is a constant stress every day and can lead to depression and social withdrawal.
An essential part of dealing with hearing loss is recognizing that stress is inevitable so rather than avoiding it, learning more effective stress communication skills will be more productive and emotionally satisfying. Come learn new coping skills for keeping depression and anxiety at bay with Dr. Alison Freeman, who has a severe, bilateral sensorineural loss herself.
Alison Freeman, Ph.D. received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and theater arts from the University of California and doctorate from International University. She works half-time at California State University at Northridge as a staff psychologist working with students with hearing loss, is an adjunct professor at Cal Lutheran and has a private practice.
Dr. Freeman was diagnosed with a moderate-severe hearing loss at age 3.
Come and join us for our October meeting. Join others for an informative and engaging presentation about the powerful AVA captioning app that easily allows you to live in a fully accessible world. Imagine a day when we will live in a 24/7 accessible world. AVA can help us get there!
Pieter Doevendans, a co-founder of AVA, will present so grab some coffee and morning snacks and join us! There will be time afterward for questions and answers.