January Meeting and Newsletter

Hi everyone,

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 Unfortunately, the roster I was using for this information is very outdated and does not include many new members.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:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/10/26/%E2%80%8Bpcast-recommends-changes-promote-innovation-hearing-technologies

http://www.hearingloss.org/content/pcast-new-report-aging-and-hearing-loss

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!

2015 Holiday Party!

HLAA 2016 Holiday Party
HLAA 2016 Holiday Party

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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November 2015 Newsletter

Hello everyone,

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

Potentially Some Big Changes in the Hearing Aid and Health Industries

Hello Everyone,

 

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.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonkarlawish/2015/10/31/time-to-clean-the-wax-out-of-the-hearing-aid-industry/

ADA Information Hotline

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.

1-800-514-0301 (Voice)
1-800-514-0383 (TTY)
Calls are confidential
And a link to ADA resources

http://www.ada.gov/ada_info.htm?blm_aid=17419

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