Posted by: hlacentralma | April 16, 2018

How to Choose Your Cochlear Implant Vendor-May 19, 2018

cochlearimplantSaturday, May 19, 2018   10:00 am– 12:00 noon at the Northborough Free Library

The Hearing Loss Association-Central Massachusetts Chapter is sponsoring a presentation for hard-of-hearing people considering a cochlear implant:  How to Choose Your Cochlear Implant Vendor.

Barbara Johnson

Barbara Johnson

Barbara Johnson and Ellen Perkins are both cochlear implant (CI) users but with very different hearing loss histories. They will describe their hearing loss diagnoses, treatments and experiences

Ellen Perkins

Ellen Perkins

growing up with hearing loss.

At a certain point, each of these women decided to go with a cochlear implant. What led each of them to decide a CI was the right choice? How did each of them approach the process of selecting a CI vendor? The vendor decision is one of the most challenging aspects of the early CI journey for many people. This workshop will provide helpful information and guidelines on how to approach the vendor selection process.  While no one can make a decision for you, the presenters feel the best course of action is to do your research regarding manufacturers, the technology they offer, and especially to talk with other cochlear implant users to hear firsthand experiences.

Please come and bring your questions and thoughts. CART (Computer Aided Real Time Captioning) will be provided.   Light refreshments will also be provided.

First Timers Welcome… just show up!

There is ample free parking at the Northborough Library.   However, your GPS will bring you to the front of the library, where there is no parking. The parking lot is behind the library, accessed via Patty Lane. For more information please visit http://www.northboroughlibrary.org/hours.asp

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Posted by: hlacentralma | April 13, 2018

Hearing and the Brain – Southborough Library

Southborough Library Book Talk – Dr. Keith Darrow southboroughlogo

June 7, 2018 at  7:00 PM – 8:30

‘Hearing & the Brain’ presented by Dr. Keith Darrow at the

Southborough Library, 25 Main Street – Southborough, MA 

An informative presentation on hearing and it’s relation to brain function. Dr. Darrow will also discuss his new book, “Stop Living in Isolation.”

Click for downloadable event flyer.

This program will be filmed by Southborough Access Media.

www.southboroughlib.org            508-485-5031

Posted by: hlacentralma | April 9, 2018

Have You Heard?

Have You Heard? – What’s New with Hearing

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 5:00 PM
Meltzer Auditorium, 3rd floor
Mass. Eye and Ear
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114


Mass. Eye and Ear offers a series of FREE seminars and screenings designed to help people preserve their senses and live healthier lives! Hosted by the Mass. Eye and Ear Audiology Service, “Have You Heard? What’s New in Hearing” is an educational event open to the public. Our team of audiologists will share the latest in medical and surgical management of hearing loss and other audiological conditions.

Admission for this event is free, but RSVP is required.

RSVP – Click to reserve your spot!

HealthSense@meei.harvard.edu

Posted by: hlacentralma | April 8, 2018

Massachusetts Deaf and Hard of Hearing Constituents Day

Massachusetts Deaf and Hard of Hearing Constituents Day snow date:

Thursday, May 17, 10:00 AMbeaconhill2

Massachusetts State House, Great Hall, Boston

Join with the Massachusetts Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community for this very important and exciting annual event hosted by the Statewide Advisory Council.

Special Award Presentation:

The Diane L. Nettles Outstanding Advocate: Dennis Heaphy

Outstanding Service Provider: Road to Deaf Interpreting

Outstanding Organization: Watertown Public Library

Outstanding Young Advocate: Austin Henry

Afternoon Legislative Visits:  Meet with your legislators to discuss community concerns and bills of interest. Schedule your visits in advance.  Find your legislators’ names and contact information on the web at malegislature.gov.

To request communication access: contact the ADA Coordinator at the State House by email at carl.richardson@state.ma.us or via phone at 857-400-5502. Requests are due by May 3rd.  Deadline for communication access requests is: April 19, 2018.

Posted by: hlacentralma | March 26, 2018

Assistive Technology for People with Hearing Loss

Saturday, April 7, 2018 10:00 am– 12:00 noon
April 2018-Hearing Assistive Technology

Click here for the program flyer download

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Margaret Myatt

The Hearing Loss Association-Central Massachusetts Chapter is sponsoring a presentation on Assistive Technology for People with Hearing Loss.

There are times when hearing aids or a cochlear implant may not be enough to help us in listening situations. For example, are you able to hear everything in a staff meeting your place of employment; are you able to fully use the telephone or, participate in a community meeting and many more situations?  Hearing technology can help.

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Ellen Perkins

The presenters will be Ellen Perkins and Margaret Myatt.  Ellen is a Hard of Hearing Skills Trainer at Center for Living and Working in Worcester, MA.  Margaret serves on the chapter’s steering committee.  Both have completed HLAA’s Hearing Assistive Technology (HAT) Seminar.

Please come and bring your questions and thoughts. CART (Computer Aided Real Time Captioning) will be provided.   Light refreshments will also be provided.

First Timers Welcome… just show up!

There is ample free parking at the Northborough Library.   However, your GPS will bring you to the front of the library, where there is no parking. The parking lot is behind the library, accessed via Patty Lane. For more information please visit http://www.northboroughlibrary.org/hours.asp

Please email   info@hearinglosscentralma.org for more information on HLAA Central Massachusetts and notification of future events.

Posted by: hlacentralma | March 25, 2018

Shanahan Sound Provides New England Loop Locator

Shanahan-smNew England Hearing Loop Incorporates a Loop Locator Onto Its Website to Help the Hearing Impaired.

Lowell, MA — March 6, 2018

“As sound experts and musicians we are acutely aware of the difficulties people living with hearing loss encounter every day. Our goal is to always optimize the audio experience for our clients. With that in mind it was clear to us that hearing loop technology was a natural fit for us to offer our clients.”

            Catherine Shanahan, President, Shanahan Sound & Electronics, Inc. New England Hearing Loop, a division of Shanahan Sound & Electronics, Inc., has developed a Loop Locator on its website to help the hearing impaired locate facilities that incorporate Hearing Loops. A Hearing Loop — or assistive listening device — gives the hearing impaired the ability to enjoy films, lectures and other public presentations or decipher public announcements at places such as theaters and sports stadiums. The Loop Locator will be an immense resource to the people living with hearing loss since it identifies the facility, and also the location within the facility — such as a specific room, and in some instances, which rows in a facility — the Loop is active. The Loop Locator also utilizes Google Maps to provide directions to the facility.

The need for Hearing Loops has become more important than ever. Educational institutions (classrooms) are struggling to meet the needs of a growing number of teens and young adults with hearing impairments. Partial deafness once considered “an old person’s” disease is now becoming a health issue among young people. According to Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), there has been a 30% increase in hearing loss in teens and young adults. A 2017 report from Johns Hopkins researchers states the number of American adults living with some form of hearing loss is expected to nearly double by 2060.

Over 100 hearing loops have been installed in concert halls, corporate offices, educational institutions, religious and senior living facilities by New England Hearing Loop throughout New England. Some high profile installations by New England Hearing Loop include: The Massachusetts State House, Boston City Council Chambers, Providence State House, Bowdoin College, Brown University, Wellesley College, Boston Symphony Hall, TD Garden, Riverwoods Retirement Community, and the Watertown Library.

About New England Hearing Loop

Founded in 2011, New England Hearing Loop, a division of Shanahan Sound & Electronics, Inc., is New England’s leading provider of assistive listening solutions, from hearing loop to frequency modulation to infrared systems.

Visit  http://www.newenglandhearingloop.com for the Loop & Listen Blog, and to learn more about hearing loops, current legislation, news and trends.

www.newenglandhearingloop.com

 

Contact: Catherine Shanahan

Telephone: 978-453-1556

Email: catherine@shanahansound.com

 

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