Our April Chapter meeting is bound to be a fun gathering with a canine feel to it. Melissa Billingsley, RVT Practice Manager for Billingsley Veterinary Clinic and a member of the Canine Companions for Independence, will visit us with a furry friend to share and educate us all how those hard of hearing can maintain their independence and ease of mind by having a hearing dog. It should be very educational and fun so make sure to join starting at 10am sharp (but arrive earlier to mingle or to introduce yourself if it’s a first time for you).
Please click here for meeting information and directions. See you then!
The annual convention is coming up soon! It will be held June 21-24 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Several chapter members will be attending. Have you considered joining them? All the convention details you need to know can be found here: http://www.yourhearingloss.org/content/registration
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Your HLAA-LA Stars team captain is feeling lonely! I’m the only one who’s signed up for our annual fund-raiser, which is 89 days out. Join me!
The Walk4Hearing supports the efforts of both our National organization and our chapter. It’s coming up on Saturday, June 9 at Long Beach Marina Green Park. Sign up (please) to be a part of our chapter team, the HLAA-LA Stars, on our Walk page, http://hlaa.convio.net/site/TR/Teamraiser/LongBeachWalk?team_id=45468&pg=team&fr_id=2477
The page will be updated this week. In the meantime, start thinking about how you can ask family and friends to donate to this organization that means so much to you.
To get inspired, meet other walkers, and pick up materials, there will be a free kick-off luncheon on Saturday, April 21 from 11:30am-1:30pm at Angelo’s and Vinci’s Ristorante, 550 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832
RSVP by April 13, using the form here, http://hlaa.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=2477&pg=entry (it’s the main page for the Long Beach Walk), or to Teri Drake, firstname.lastname@example.org
Everything you need to know about hearing loops, as told by a dedicated advocate.
The next HLAA webinar topic is “Hearing Loops Don’t Just Happen,” featurning looping advocate Juliette Sterkens, Au.D. on Wednesday, March 21 at 8pm (EDT) http://www.yourhearingloss.org/content/schedule
This webinar, and others, are archived at http://www.hearingloss.org
Do you read the HLAA Californian newsletter? It’s published quarterly by the HLAA-California Board of Trustees and is mailed to all members of HLAA, plus audiologists throughout the state. The newsletter can also be viewed on the state website, http://www.hearinglossca.org
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A Wrinkle in Time, the film version of Madeline L’Engle’s beloved children’s book, will be screened with open-captions on Monday, March 19 at 7pm at the Regency Cinema in Granada Hills (it’s in the shopping center on Devonshire St & Balboa Blvd). Tickets may be purchased in advance via this website; to get to the “buy tickets” page, click on the show time on the right side of this page, https://regencymovies.com/movieRunDetail.php?movieRunId=40892&movieId=7151&theaterId=26
The Regency has also schedule an open-caption screening of A Quiet Place on Monday, April 19 at 7pm.
On March 17th from 11:00am to 2:00pm, there will be a meeting with Advanced Bionics presenting the latest news with Cochlear Implants. Several of our members have been implanted with this device very recently, so hopefully you can make this very informative presentation!
Suzannah is a great presenter with a wealth of knowledge so the presenting should be very interesting.
Advanced Bionics will be providing a festive buffet luncheon. For planning purposes, please RSVP in order to place the food order by Thursday, March 15. Email: Diane Rott, email@example.com.
Join us as we celebrate our annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration with Advanced Bionics “Think Green” meeting, and social.
St. Vincent Hospital is now called: St. Vincent Medical Center, Verity Health System.
2131 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Note: We no longer are having our meetings at the Mark Taper Building.
||Hearing Aid Pricing Survey
Our first annual survey is a collaboration with Hearing Tracker and advocate Katherine Bouton.
HLAA National has posted a survey for all of our hearing aid users asking for your very important feedback regarding the true impact hearing aid pricing and options has on your daily life. Please take a moment to share your feedback so that your voice can be heard to advocate for better supporting on hearing aid needs!
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This is the first meeting of Spring, 2018 and the first in our new location in Sherman Oaks.
Our guest speaker will be Gary Dorf, Regional Manager at Oticon USA in Orange County. His presentation will focus on recent studies that deal with cognition and hearing loss. BrainHearing™ describes the approach that Oticon takes when creating solutions for those with hearing loss. It starts with the fundamental observation that speech understanding is a cognitive process that happens in the brain. (Summary via HLAA-City of Orange website; thank you!)
We will also hold elections for two interim steering committee members. Those elected will serve until regular elections in September. If interested, email Heather elsewhere on our website, http://hlaa-la.org/contact-us/
A note about March 24: Chapter President Heather Lehr will be attending the HLAA-California Board of Trustees meeting, which is open to all. It takes place from 9am-3pm at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites LAX, 11436 Hawthorne Blvd, Los Angeles… Other members may be taking part in the March for Our Lives Rally in Downtown L.A.
Notes from HLAA-LA Feb 24, 2018 Chapter Meeting
(Meeting transcripts can be found here)
WOW awards to Teri Brier, for arranging the March guest speaker (Gary Dorf of Oticon, who will discuss cognition and hearing loss) and Tim Browning, for winning National’s “Best Chapter Website” award (to be presented at the convention)
Walk4Hearing coming up on June 9; more details to follow, including volunteer opportunities. One is a carpool organizer to get to Long Beach.
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