Experience HLAA! starts June 18 – 9 a.m. PT!
We are excited to bring you highlights from HLAA2020 Convention in a new online format. We want to make access to this virtual event as easy as possible by providing you these helpful instructions:
- Experience HLAA! will be broadcast on a virtual platform called Big Marker. It is highly encouraged that you use a desktop/laptop and Google Chrome when watching each event.
- If you haven’t done so already please visit the Experience HLAA! website and click on the Register Now button. Register once and you will receive full access to all webinars and the 2020 Research Symposium: The Latest on Tinnitus Research.
- Once you register you will get a confirmation email with a link granting you access to both days of the event (June 18-19).
- If you don’t receive your confirmation email automatically after you register, please either wait another hour or check your spam folder.
- The Experience HLAA! access link in the confirmation email is customized for you; please don’t share with another participant. They must register on their own.
- On Thursday, June 18 at 12 p.m. (ET), all you have to do is click the link in your confirmation email or the View Webinar button on the Experience HLAA! website and you are in the event!
- Make sure to check out our Technology Expo page. This is your chance to visit the exhibitors you will miss at HLAA2020 Convention.
Please email email@example.com if you encounter issues during registration or have questions about the event.
Toni Barrient will be hosting, through her Hearing Well Club, a virtual meeting on Tuesday, June 9 at 2pm the following:
Our June meeting will cover the latest research on Brain Hearing, Listening Effort, and Effective communication under challenging situations.
Elaine McCaffrey, Patient Advocate & Member, HLAA Board of Directors
Zina Jawadi, Member, HLAA Board of Directors
Richard Einhorn: Chairperson, HLAA Board of Directors
It’s the sign of the times these days. To stay connected, the world is virtual through various online communication platforms. On Saturday, May 16, the chapter had our first virtual meeting using Zoom. Meeting transcript can be found here.
We miss you and hope you and your loved ones are safe and in good health.
As we try to navigate our world(s) during this unprecedented and extraordinarily difficult time, we have the added burden of trying to hear and understand family members, grocery store employees, health care workers and others through their face masks, without the ability to read lips as well as having to contend with strange and muffled sounds that emanate through the speaker’s masks.
Candid Conversation during COVID with Rebecca Alexander
The hearing loss community and our chapter lost an icon when our beloved Grace Tiessen passed away at 11am on March 23. She passed away calmly and quietly in her home of 62 years. This was her wish, no ER, no nursing homes, just at home with her children watching over her.
Grace had a storied life full of many experiences, including going back to school at age 51, graduating from UC Berkeley in 1940 at a time when women graduating college was very rare, and joining HLAA in 1984 after asking herself the question, “What does it mean to be hard of hearing in the hearing world?”.
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) National Office has ongoing information and updates to help those dealing with hearing loss to successfully navigate the trying times we are under with COVID-19. Please follow this link to the HLAA site as a starting point to help you through this.
Remember, make sure to let your family, friends, and neighbors know what help you need and make sure to ask for it. There are many online resources to also help request for help.