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

November 2015 Meeting

Hi all,

Hope everyone is enjoying what seems like our first FALL weekend. I don’t know about you but I am more than done with temps in the 90s.

I want to thank everybody who signed up at the last meeting for one of the committees. We can still use help, particularly when it comes to set-up and clean-up at meetings. If you’re able to lend a hand, let me know or sign the clipboards that will be at the meeting on 11/21. Remember, many hands mean a lighter load!

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October 2015 Meeting Transcripts

Hello everyone – Transcript of our October 24 meeting is available at the link below.

It was a great meeting… and I think we all truly enjoyed the presentation/demo from Barb Velasquez of The Sam Simon Foundation and “Dude” – an adorable Shih Tzu who’s training to be a hearing dog. We also had a great discussion about some of our chapter goals, led by new Prez Patricia Widman!

October 2015 Meeting Transcript

 

Our Next Meeting is October 24th!

Our next fab meeting is next Saturday, Oct. 24th. Our very special guests will be a speaker from the Sam Simon Foundation and a guest dog (or dogs?). All dogs are great, but service dogs are the best! Could you use a hearing one to help your lifestyle? A family member and helper for life? Find out for yourself and come with your questions. It should be fascinating (and adorable)!

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Hear Center Open House

Hear Center is having their Open House today, Saturday October 10 from 10AM to 12PM

 

group_photoFREE hearing screenings
FREE hearing aid cleanings (you know they need cleaning)

FREE T-coil checks, and more

 

Hear Center
301 E. Del Mar Blvd.
Pasadena, CA  91101
626.796.2016

SC Elections Recap; Congrats to Pat Widman!

Pat Widman - President

Pat Widman – President

It was wonderful to see so many people at yesterday’s meeting. Thanks to all of you who attended.

I have exciting news to share. We are pleased to welcome 2 new members to the Steering Committee: Tim Browning and Judy Hoewisch. Thank you both for stepping up and bringing new energy to our Committee! In addition, I was re-elected. Tim, Judy and I will be joining Patricia Widman, Alicia Fernandez, and Ken Cluskey (who will be up for re-election next year).

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