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November 7, 2019 hearingloss.org
Hearing Loss in the Workplace: Strategies for Success
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Managing hearing loss in the workplace can be challenging. Hearing loss stigma could make you worried about disclosing your disability, and even if you do, others might not know the best communication practices required to help you hear your best. You may struggle in some work situations, but thrive in others, confusing your co-workers and clients. You employer may not be aware of the many new technologies that can make communication easier for people with hearing loss. The good news is that there are many strategies for success, but much education is needed.

HLAA Board Member and author Shari Eberts shares these strategies in her blog Living with Hearing Loss.

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That’s a Wrap on an Amazing Walk4Hearing Season!
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"We walk in support of our youngest daughter, Navy (age 3), and for other families with children who have hearing loss. We walk in hopes that those families feel as cared for and supported as we have through our journey." — Nichelle Kopp, Arizona Walk4Hearing
For the last weekend of Walks, they could not have been more different—85 degrees in Arizona and 35 degrees in Kentucky!

Thank you to all the walkers, teams, donors, alliances, national and local sponsors who came out in support of the Walk4Hearing this year. We want to give a huge shout-out to our Walk chairs and volunteers; we couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you. 2020 is right around the corner, stay tuned for exciting updates!

A special recognition to our 2019 Walk4Hearing National Sponsors.
HLAA2020 Convention in New Orleans
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It is time to start planning your HLAA2020 Convention in New Orleans! Don’t miss some important deadlines and hotel information: Want to Showcase Your Company?
The HLAA2020 Convention Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus is now available! Take a look to see our exciting sponsorship opportunities or to secure a booth in our exhibit hall.
You Make Life Better for People with Hearing Loss
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We’re kicking off our year-end giving campaign to help people with hearing loss. Already through volunteerism, advocacy, and peer support, you are making a difference. Will you make a special year-end gift to help HLAA continue its work? With your gift, thousands more people will learn what to do about their hearing loss and be connected with essential resources and support. Learn more and donate now through December 31. You make all the difference!

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Procedure Allows Father to Hear Again After Nearly 40 Years
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Gerid Adams, president of the HLAA Greater Grand Rapids Chapter, shared his cochlear implant journey on local Fox News. We are so happy for Gerid and his family and the HLAA Greater Grand Rapids Chapter.

Find an HLAA Chapter near you and meet others like yourself. HLAA Chapters offer educational events along with peer-to-peer support. Don’t be alone while you try to navigate your hearing loss.

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Explore the World of Choral Singing
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HLAA Member Wendy Cheng and the Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss (AAMHL) invite HLAA members to learn about all things choral in an online webinar on November 17, 4-5pm EST. Carol Marton, a choral director with hearing loss, discusses choral music and shares what it’s like to sing with hearing loss. The event will have real-time captioning courtesy of StenoKnight Caption Services.

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N-CHATT
Calling all organizations serving people with disabilities—check out the new N-CHATT program guide that includes templates for implementing a train-the-trainer program on integrating assistive technology to help support autonomy.
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How to Cheat at Hearing
Some days, people with hearing loss get tired. Tired of doing everything we should in order to communicate as best as we can. HLAA Member Gael Hannan shows you how to “cheat at hearing” in her article in the HHTM Weekly. Read more »


Zebrafish Discovery Throws New Light on Human Hearing Disorders
A team including scientists from Cardiff University has identified how specific genes can dictate the patterns of the tiny hair cells within our ears that allow us to hear and process sounds. The findings have been published in the journal Nature Communications.
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What's the Loudest Bird in the World?
A bird found in the Amazon has shattered the record for the loudest call, reaching the volume of a pneumatic drill. The white bellbird, which lives in the mountains of northeastern Amazon, was recorded at 125 decibels (dB). Read more »

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