The New HLAA-LA Chapter Website has Launched!

New Website

Let’s celebrate a new beginning with a new website!

It was a long time coming but with the hard work and dedication of our Website Committee, we are proud to promote positive change with the release of the new website!

This chapter has a lot of passion and devotion to our HOH community so as the hearing needs and challenges continue to evolve, so too will this website. Ongoing new features and enhancements will be announced in the coming months so please continue to check in on a regular basis. And, we want to hear your ideas on how this website can better serve our chapter and HOH community, and be a great place for people to know that “we get it”.

Please use the Contact Us form to send us your comments and suggestions, plus anything that may not be working to your expectations.

Amazing February Meeting!

Message from our President, Pat Widman

It was great seeing so many of you at the meeting on Saturday We had a standing room only crowd which was great!!!

I want to thank Dana Sunderland again for facilitating the “Mixed Couples” discussion. Our panel of couples, Tim & Bianca, Alex & Doug, and Lisa Beth & Joe were great and I think we all benefited from the insightful discussion. Thank you all. We will be posting the meeting transcript later today.

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January 2016 Newsletter

Hi everyone,

Below is a link to the latest newsletter for our January 2016 meeting.

HLAA-LA January 2016 Newsletter

Hope to see many of you at this Saturday’s meeting! We’ll hear from a panel of “mixed couples” (one partner with hearing loss and one partner with normal hearing), who will discuss how hearing loss can affect their relationships. We welcome you to invite your friends, family members and significant others. It should be an informative, engaging and entertaining discussion, moderated by our own Dana Sunderland!

See you Saturday!

HEAR Center Annual Theater Night – March 19 at 5:30pm

All are invited to the HEAR Center’s 2nd Annual Theater Night on March 19. The Pasadena Playhouse has been newly looped, and patrons have said that the sound quality is great. Please see this flyer for more information. This is a great way to support the Pasadena Playhouse, looped theater, and the HEAR Center.

The play is a fun musical called Casa Valentina. Dinner, parking, play ticket, along with a private room in the beautiful Pasadena Playhouse just for our group during Intermission, are included for $130 per person.

 

Apple Wants to Get Rid of the T-Coil – A Call to Action

Call to Action T-CoilsHello Everyone,

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!

Thanks,

Ken

Hollywood Bowl Shows for 2016

Hollywood Bowl

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:
http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/calendar-fullseason
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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