The annual Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) convention is now open for registration. Join us June 24-26 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 a research symposium on Hearing Care for All, and robust workshops on advances in hearing aids, accessibility through mobile devices, hearing access in the workplace and more.
For more information and an overview of the convention can be found here. Make sure to continue to check as more updates will be forthcoming!
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Introducing HLAA-LA Poetry Celebration!
In the spirit of poetry month for April, we will be having a special chapter meeting. Spend the month submerged in poetry!
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Time: 10 a.m. PT
Duration: 90 minutes
We recommend daily readings of poetry at home. Each member selects a favorite poem and practices reading it.
We will gather on April 24th to share and/or discuss our favorite poems and poets. Writing your own poem to share or poetry performances are completely voluntary–but are SUPER fun! So you’ll gather with others to celebrate, catch up with each other, and provide support.
You may also come dressed inspired by your poetry selection 😊 Let’s get creative!
Any questions? Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Tuesday, February 23
Time: 2 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. CT, Noon MT, 11 a.m. PT
Speakers: Stu Nunnery and Laurel Jonason
Duration: 60 minutes
Each of us has a story—several really—that goes beyond our hearing loss, our hearing aids and the challenges we face living with them. What‘s your story? Have you used your talents—your writing, your art, your music, your voice—to share your story with others?
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From Yahoo! Entertainment—Even in a year like no other, with a Sundance Film Festival forced to go virtual and carry a leaner slate following months of production shut-downs that curbed its top-tier indie offerings, there have still been a handful of movies to make a major splash in the movie industry.
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Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Time: 4 p.m. ET, 3 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. MT, 1 p.m. PT
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) in collaboration with the HLAA California State Association are inviting you to join everyone for a fun and festive open house. Wear your favorite holiday sweater or hat. Find a holiday virtual background. Play the Holiday Snap game! How observant are you? Join us in the fun! Share the holiday spirit by supporting each other with smiles and good wishes.
Questions? Feel free to email at email@example.com.
HLAA Virtual Meeting
HLAA California State Association Presents Surviving the Holidays with Hearing Loss
Date: Saturday, November 14
Time: 1 p.m. PT
Speaker: Alison Freeman, Ph.D., California State University at Northridge (CSUN)
Join our next virtual meeting to learn some tips and strategies on how to deal with hearing loss during the holidays ahead. Speaker Alison Freeman, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who works part-time at California State University at Northridge (CSUN) with both hearing and hard of hearing/deaf/Deaf students. She also has a private practice and is doing teletherapy during the pandemic. She has had a severe hearing loss since early childhood, was orally trained, and is a long-time member of HLAA (she knew Founder Rocky Stone!).
It’s that time again! Mark your calendars for our upcoming virtual chapter meeting to be held on Saturday, July 25 at 10 a.m. PT.
A very engaging topic and presentation will be held with David Majit and Chalese Buttars of Oticon Hearing Solutions. They will be presenting how hearing challenges impacts the ability of the brain to understand and comprehend the surrounding world around us. Please note, those of you who do not have hearing loss but have loved ones or friends with hearing loss should join us to better appreciate just how difficult dealing with hearing loss can be.
Topic: Brain Hearing, Listening Effort, and Effective Communication under challenging situations.
Zoom Meeting: If you are a non-LA chapter member or haven’t received the Zoom meeting link, you can use the one below to register:
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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.
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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.
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