Our July 25 Virtual Meeting was a Huge Success!

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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!

July 25 Virtual Chapter Meeting – Understanding Brain Hearing

It’s that time again! Mark your calendars for our upcoming virtual chapter meeting to be held on Saturday, July 25 at 10 a.m. PT.

A very engaging topic and presentation will be held with David Majit and Chalese Buttars of Oticon Hearing Solutions. They will be presenting how hearing challenges impacts the ability of the brain to understand and comprehend the surrounding world around us. Please note, those of you who do not have hearing loss but have loved ones or friends with hearing loss should join us to better appreciate just how difficult dealing with hearing loss can be.

Topic: Brain Hearing, Listening Effort, and Effective Communication under challenging situations.

Zoom Meeting: If you are a non-LA chapter member or haven’t received the Zoom meeting link, you can use the one below to register:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqcOCtqzguGN0EjoBNQ_6vfMNrA1KR_LBm

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May 9 HLAA National Virtual Meeting

Friendly reminder HLAA National will be holding their bi-weekly virtual meeting Saturday, May 9 at 11 a.m. PT.
Rebecca Alexander

Rebecca Alexander

Speaker: Rebecca Alexander, LCSW-R, MPH, PLLC
Topic: Breathe in Peace, Breathe out Fear:
Candid Conversation during COVID with Rebecca Alexander
Moderators:
Holly Cohen, Hearing Health Advocate
Shari Eberts, HLAA Board Vice Chair
Roxana Rotundo, HLAA Board Member

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April 25 HLAA National Virtual Meeting

Friendly reminder HLAA National will be holding their bi-weekly virtual meeting Saturday, April 25 at 11 a.m. PT.
Gael Hannan

Gael Hannan

Speaker:
Gael Hannan Hearing Loss Advocate, Writer, Speaker, Humorist Topic:A humorous look at the highs and lows of physically distancing with hearing loss. Watch Gael’s entertaining and informative video for registration tips.
Moderators:
Holly Cohen, Hearing Health Advocate
Shari Eberts, HLAA Board Vice Chair
Roxana Rotundo, HLAA Board Member

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March 3 is World Hearing Day!

World Hearing Day!World Hearing Day 2020 is on March 3rd and this year’s theme is, “hearing for life: don’t let hearing loss limit you,” according to World Health Organization (WHO). It’s estimate nearly 470 million people are impacted by hearing loss and it continues to grow dramatically. Education and prevention are keys to saving your hearing.

To learn more about this important day and the theme for raising awareness, check out a related article here!

Does Your Tinnitus Worsen in the Winter Months?

Seasonal Tinnitus

Tinnitus is no laughing matter!

There are some research studies support the idea of seasonality with tinnitus. Do you notice the winter months with cooler temperatures, changes in humidity, and less physical activity creates a greater awareness and sensitivity to your tinnitus? Or maybe it’s something to think about?

Check out the Living with Hearing Loss blog to learn more about this possibility.

A Successful Relationship with your Audiologist

Getting the help you need with audiologistsOne of the greatest fears and challenges for those of us with hearing loss is visiting our audiologist. Will they have our best interest at heart? Can they really help us? What should I expect or don’t know? Believe me, you aren’t alone but with proper research, asking others for advice, and understanding a little bit what the audiologist point of view is can go a long ways.

Check out this article for some interesting reflections!

Packed House for our January Meeting!

Suzannah Hagan sharing a wealth of information.

Suzannah Hagan sharing a wealth of information!

Meeting transcript can be found here.

We had a packed house for our meeting last Saturday. Suzannah Hagan started us off with a terrific presentation – understanding audiograms, what it takes to be a cochlear implant recipient (and be covered for the surgery/equipment by insurance!), how Cis work, …. Due to a plethora of questions during the presentation, Suzannah only made it through a fraction of her slides, but we learned a lot from what we saw and heard!

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