The Hollywood Bowl has released its summer schedule of concerts, which includes the annual Sound of Music singalong (moved to the end of June) and stagings of A Chorus Line and West Side Story, plus a tribute to Star Trek.
Check out the schedule here:
These are just Bowl-produced shows; it doesn’t list special event concerts, such as Andrea Bocelli (which is already set up for live CART).
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Some interesting news regarding the sale of laser hearing aids.
News in Brief | February 2016
FDA Approves Sale of Laser Hearing Aids
The ASHA Leader, February 2016, Vol. 21, 13. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB2.21022016.13
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the marketing of a hearing aid that uses a laser diode and direct vibration of the eardrum to amplify sound.
The device uses a phenomenon known as the optoacoustic effect, in which some of the photons of certain types of light are absorbed and their energy is transformed into sound-generating waves when the light strikes a surface. About 10 years ago, scientists began exploring how this ability to “hear” light could be used in hearing aids.
Interesting story out of Canada… A deaf owner of six coffee house franchises reaches out to those now unemployed due to the abrupt closing of Goodwill stores.
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 Unfortunately, the roster I was using for this information is very outdated and does not include many new members.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:
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!
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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’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!
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Attached are the transcripts from Saturday’s meeting shown below.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
November 2015 Meeting Transcripts
HOH Lives Matter
ADA is represented!
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!!!
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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
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.