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February 16, 2018

Message from the Executive Director

Welcome to Hearing Life e-News, the new name of our popular online newsletter, which complements our newly-renamed printed member magazine, Hearing Life. Both Hearing Life e-News and Hearing Life are about you – the person at the center of your own care. They are about learning all you can about hearing loss and getting better access to communication and then making your own choices about what works for you. Read Barbara’s full message.

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Barbara Kelley
EVENTS
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Start a team and walk to raise awareness about hearing health. Early-bird registration ends March 31. Free for veterans (first timers). Find support and make friends at an HLAA Chapter near you.
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HLAA UPDATES
photo of Dear Abby and her logo Did You Happen to Read Dear Abby Last Saturday?
In her February 10 syndicated column, Dear Abby recommends a 32-year-old adult who is late deafened to find support through a local HLAA Chapter. Read more.
photo of assistive technology products and luggage Harris Communications Supports HLAA N-CHATT Program with Hearing Assistive Technology Kits
The HLAA N-CHATT (Network of Consumer Hearing Assistive Technology Trainers) program recently received a generous donation from Harris Communications and several other leading assistive technology manufacturers. Read more.
KDHRC logo KDH Research & Communication Collaborates with HLAA to Develop a Website for Older Adults with Cochlear Implants
KDH Research & Communication (KDHRC), is now recruiting older adults with at least one cochlear implant and family members or close friends to participate in a research study. Participants will be compensated. If you are interested, please complete the online interest form.
Cochlear Americas logo Cochlear Americas Steps Up to Support the HLAA Walk4Hearing as a National Sponsor
A big thank you to Cochlear Americas for stepping up as a national sponsor of the HLAA Walk4Hearing! Want to join Cochlear Americas? See the Walk4Hearing Sponsorship Prospectus for details on how your company can become a national sponsor too!
National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) logo Great News for Our Chapters and State Organizations!
HLAA and the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) have teamed up to provide HLAA Chapters and State Organizations affordable CART at a significantly reduced rate. NCRA will connect HLAA staff with certified members who are able to provide pro bono service to HLAA Chapters for Professional Development Credits. If your chapter is looking to save money on CART, visit the Chapter and State Development Blog for details.
CURRENT NEWS
It's Ok to Look At Your Phone At A Broadway Show, If Your Hearing Is Impaired
Jerry Bergman, a long-time HLAA and HLAA New York City Chapter member, was recently featured in the NPR article, It's Ok to Look At Your Phone At A Broadway Show, If Your Hearing Is Impaired. The article discusses a Shubert Organization and Broadway League initiative to offer a free app called GalaPro which allows patrons to get captions for a performance directly on their smartphone.
Gallaudet University Seeks Study Participants
Gallaudet University’s Deaf Health Communications and Quality of Life (DHCQoL) Center is conducting a national study that investigates health and quality of life outcomes in deaf and hard of hearing populations (PROMIS-DHH project). To date, they have data from more than 1,000 deaf adults who use American Sign Language. The next step is to include at least 250 deaf adults who use spoken English in this study. Read more.
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