Spring Fling Party Connects Guests from Across SoCal

Group picture of everyone at the spring fling party

A wonderful Spring Fling turnout!

By Teri Breier

On a gorgeous spring Sunday with near-perfect weather, HLAA–Los Angeles held its largest in-person gathering in three years on March 26. The “Spring Fling” garden party, hosted by HLAA-CA Webmaster and past-chapter president Heather Lehr at her beautiful San Marino home, was attended by nearly 30 people with and without hearing loss—and not a mask in sight.

Guests included LA chapter members and their families, as well as attendees from southern California chapters like Long Beach/Lakewood, Orange County and Mission Viejo, as well as several brand-new attendees at their very first HLAA event. There were many others who couldn’t make it that were missed.

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RSVP and Join our Spring Fling Party!

Hello fellow chapter members and friends! You may now RSVP for our party.

We were unable to have our party last December. However, we are making arrangements to have a fun-filled “Spring Fling” party!

Please mark your calendar for the afternoon of Sunday, March 26 for this event. Please invite your family and friends and share this news with others.

When: Sunday, March 26

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

RSVP TODAY!

More information will be emailed to you after you RSVP.

Any questions? Just email us at info@hlaa-la.org.

HLAA 2023 Convention – Register And Join The Fun!

The HLAA 2023 Convention registration is OPEN!

 

 

Join us in New Orleans June 29 – July 1 to learn the latest about hearing health, communication access and the technologies and strategies that help people with hearing loss live well. This three-day event includes the general session with keynote speaker Dr. K. Renee Horton, the Research Symposium, Joy of Music/Loving Your Ears, and a variety of educational workshops.

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February Meeting Recap – Forging Ahead in 2023!

What a great meeting! Those who attended got a chance to meet our steering committee, including our new member, Valecia Adams. We also celebrated International Cochlear Implant Day which featured several familiar names from the Los Angeles Chapter family, Lisa Yuan and Malik El-Amin. And did you know World Hearing Day is coming up on Friday, March 3? Check out the HLAA website for more information about this important day.

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Join us on February 25

Date: Saturday, February 25

Time: 10-11 a.m. PT

Chapter members getting together for CODA  movie viewingThe new year brings many exciting and rewarding opportunities for the chapter. Please join us as we share ideas, announcements, and reflections from 2022 in this sure to be fun and heartwarming meeting.

We miss you all and can’t wait to share news and ideas to reconnect!

 

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Chapter Social Gathering to see CODA

CODA MovieWe had a wonderful chapter social gathering this spring to celebrate the CODA movie. Many of those who attended had not seen each other since pre-pandemic so it was a much-needed time together. After some pre-movie good food and appetizers, we all enjoyed a truly enlightening and magical movie. Although the movie does focus on the deaf community, we do hope it will also raise awareness for those with hearing loss.

And a special thank you to our host, Sandy Blake, for allowing us to mess up her home!

If you have any ideas or suggestions for a chapter social gathering, please email us at info@hlaa-la.org.

 

 

The Family Dynamics with a Hearing Loss

Topic: Communicating successfully with family dynamics and hearing loss
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022
Where: Online Zoom Meeting
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. PT (may extend beyond 11 a.m.)
Audience: Open to all for this free event. Please pass along this invite to others!

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Overview
Do you wish your family members better understood how to communicate with your hearing loss? Or if you care for a loved one with hearing loss, do you get frustrated or don’t know how to help? It’s a two-way street when finding that balance toward effective communication between hearing loss and hearing.

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First Chapter Social Event of the Year!

Undoubtedly, the pandemic has put quite a strain on social connections and support. That’s why our first in-person chapter social event was so important as we slowly find our sense of normal again. A big thank you to Heather for hosting a successful event and more plans underway for gatherings in the coming months. It was wonderful to see some familiar faces again!

If you have any suggestions or questions, just email us at info@hlaa-la.org.

 

Join our March Chapter Meeting!

The masks are coming off and we can read lips again!

Topic: Lip Reading Training in Noisy Environments
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022
Where: Online Zoom Meeting
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. PT (may extend beyond 11 a.m.)
Audience: Open to all for this free event. Please pass along this invite to others!
Understanding speech in a noisy setting is a problem common to most, if not all, of us with hearing loss. The Communication Neuroscience Laboratory of George Washington University has undertaken a study to determine whether, and the extent to which, lip reading training can address this difficulty. The study is sponsored by the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (National Institutes of Health). Edward T. Auer, Ph.D., and Nicole Jordan, Au.D., will describe the training and its anticipated benefits and will respond to your questions.
Presenters:

Edward Auer

Ed Auer, Ph.D., is an Associate Research Professor in Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at The George Washington University. His research areas include multisensory speech perception and spoken word recognition with a specific focus on examining the perceptual, cognitive, and neural consequences of experience and training.

Nicole Jordan

Nicole Jordan, Ph.D., obtained her Doctorate of Audiology in 2016 from the University of Texas at Dallas. Prior to graduating, she completed several rotations in advanced diagnostic hospitals including Baylor Scott and White, Dallas Parkland Hospital, and the Central Texas VA. She was involved with several research projects during her time as a doctoral student and designed her own research on the effects of speech in noise processing on late auditory evoked potentials. She developed a passion for amplification fitting and programming, advanced diagnostics in hearing loss, (re)habilitation and counseling, and project management.
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