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Below is the link to the 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 Unfortunately, the roster I was using for this information is very outdated and does not include many new members.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!
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!
’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!
Attached are the transcripts from Saturday’s meeting shown below.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
HOH Lives Matter
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!!!
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!
Here is a great article in Forbes magazine about recommendations that the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology have made that might lead to significant improvements within the hearing aid industry. Their goal is to provide less expensive hearing aids and more choices to the hearing loss community.
The report summarizes some of the problems with the hearing health industry and basically says it is really messed up. The co-chair of the committee who drafted the report stated “the people in the hearing loss community have known this for a long time.”
Enjoy the reading.
From the Cochlear Americas blog, and in time for our annual “Coping with the Holidays” November meeting, are some good tips for stress free celebrating. Some of them are about implant processors, but can be adapted for hearing aids.
Here is a helpful post on a blog for people with hearing & vision loss.
The United States Department of Justice operates a toll-free Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information Line to provide information and materials to the public about the requirements of the ADA.
If you’d like assistance understanding how the ADA applies to your situation, ADA Specialists are available Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM.
Calls are confidential
And a link to ADA resources