Sorry for the delay in providing the transcripts from last month’s meeting. Latest transcripts can be found below.
January 2016 Meeting Transcripts
For those of you who missed it, we discussed the PCAST report and its potential impacts on the hearing healthcare industry.
Please take a look and sign this petition. Juliette Sterkens from HLAA posted it on Facebook.
Stop the FCC from Removing the Telecoil Compatibility Requirement from HAC Phones
APPLE has petitioned the FCC to remove t coil compatibility from their phones. The theory is to replace it with updated technology to create more accessibility. That is all great, but the industry has yet to agree on an open wireless standard that is accessible to everyone like the t coil. Until they do, the t coil should stay.
We have another opportunity to have our voices heard and make a difference.
Please take a look at the petition.
Have a great weekend!
The Hollywood Bowl has released its summer schedule of concerts, which includes the annual Sound of Music singalong (moved to the end of June) and stagings of A Chorus Line and West Side Story, plus a tribute to Star Trek.
Check out the schedule here:
These are just Bowl-produced shows; it doesn’t list special event concerts, such as Andrea Bocelli (which is already set up for live CART).
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Interesting story out of Canada… A deaf owner of six coffee house franchises reaches out to those now unemployed due to the abrupt closing of Goodwill stores.
Below is the link to the January 2016 newsletter.
HLAA-LA January 2016 Newsletter
Please note, I will no longer be listing birthdays and anniversaries on the newsletter. Unfortunately, the roster I was using for this information is very outdated and does not include many new members.
We hope that many of you will come to our chapter meeting next Saturday, January 23. We will be discussing the PCAST (President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology) report and how it could potentially affect us as consumers, and the hearing healthcare industry as a whole.
You can read more about the PCAST at the following links:
Our president Pat Widman will be out of town for a much-deserved vacation, so Steering Committee member and Treasurer Ken Cluskey will be leading the discussion. As always, there will be refreshments and coffee and the meeting will be captioned and looped.
See many of you on Saturday!
HLAA-LA 2016 Holiday Party!
Our 11th annual HLAA-LA party was held on 12/13/15 at the beautiful Moorpark home of our hostess Nancy Mullen Gray. We so appreciate your warm hospitality. Thank you.
It was a wonderful evening of shared food, drink, conversation and laughs with good friends. How great is it to socialize with others who “get it”?
Check out the pictures of our always hilarious White Elephant gift exchange . You really never know what you’ll end up taking home with you!
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’Tis the season for our HLAA-LA fun-filled Holiday Party! Thank you so much Nancy Gray for hosting it. You won’t want to miss this. It’s a blast!
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Attached are the transcripts from Saturday’s meeting shown below.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
November 2015 Meeting Transcripts
HOH Lives Matter
ADA is represented!
The Doo Dah Parade was this past Sunday, November 22, and although under-represented, the HOH’ers did our best to show up and CONGA!!!
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Attached is the last newsletter of 2015 via the link below.
Our November meeting will take place on the THIRD Saturday this month, November 21. We are keeping our wonderful annual holiday tradition going with a rap session on surviving the holidays with hearing loss, followed by a potluck lunch. Bring a dish to share, if you’d like! This is always a great way to kick off the holiday season, so come ready to gab and to eat!
Happy Holidays, HLAA-LA family!
November/December 2015 Newsletter