Our next HLAA-LA Chapter meeting is right around the corner on Saturday, April 23rd from 10:00-12:00 pm. Same place and same time.
We are going to host a CA Phones Town Hall Meeting. Per their website, “Thanks to California Phones, from the California Telephone Access Program, it’s easier for everyone to stay connected. We offer free specialized phones that make it easier to hear, dial and call. Over half a million Californians are already enjoying California Phones.”
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Below is the March 2016 Newsletter.
March 2016 Newsletter
We are having a very important meeting this Saturday and hope many of you will join us. We’ll be looking at the state of our chapter… where we’ve been, where we’re at, and where we’re headed. We can’t do this without your input! This is YOUR chapter, so please bring your thoughts, suggestions and ideas to this lively, open discussion.
As always, there will be coffee and plenty of refreshments, and the meeting will be captioned and looped.
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.
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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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Attached are the transcripts provided by the captionist from last Saturday’s chapter meeting. As Pat said, we had a great meeting with a FULL HOUSE! Thanks again to Dana Sunderland for moderating our panel discussion and our couples who participated and shared their stories with us: Tim and Blanca, Doug and Alex, and Joe and Lisa Beth.
February 2016 Meeting Transcripts
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!
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.
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!