Posted by: hlacentralma | December 4, 2019

A Life in Music: Lost and Found – Franklin Senior Center

My Journey as a Musician with Hearing LossBettyHauck

A “Talk and Play” presentation
by Betty Hauck, viola and violin

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 1:00 pm

Franklin, MA Senior Center

For 50 years, Betty enjoyed a rich and rewarding career as a professional violist—until the day she realized that she had to retire because of progressive hearing loss. For three years, she completely turned her back on music. In this “Talk & Play” presentation, she will tell the story of how various twists and turns led her back into sharing the joy of music while educating and advocating for those with hearing loss. Her talk will be punctuated by short musical selections on both violin and viola. This will be a short 20 minute presentation in lieu of the usual sermon.

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Highlights of Betty’s career include performing for the Kennedys at the White House, playing in a string quartet with Yo-Yo Ma and, as a founding member of the Apple Hill Chamber Players, touring the Middle East annually, performing and teaching young Palestinian and Jewish music students.

Betty was recently featured in an NPR story about musicians and hearing loss:



Franklin Senior Center, 10 Daniel McCahill Street, Franklin, MA

(508) 520-4945

Posted by: hlacentralma | November 27, 2019

A Modern Guide to Hearing Loss – Now Online

The Massachusetts Commission on Disability (MCDHH) has posted  “A Modern Guide to Hearing Loss” online.  Please click on the link below to access the PDF version.


Seeing is Believing—And Hearing

Clear-Window Surgical Masks Are a Lifesaver for Patients with Hearing Loss

The photo on the left went viral and was shared with almost 1 million people after we shared it on social media earlier this year. Well, we tracked down the inventor of the mask (Dr Anne McIntosh) and interviewed her for our latest story.  Her story is inspiring! 🙌

Read the article by clicking here
Posted by: hlacentralma | November 16, 2019

Do you want to help cochlear implant research? It’s easy!

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Hearing Loss and Hearing Assistive Technology

Franklin Senior Center – Wednesday, November 13, 2019 1:00 pm  and Milford Senior Center – Thursday, November 14, 2019 10:00 am.

Hearing loss challenges our ability to cope.  Come to the Franklin Senior Center on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 1:00 pm, or the Milford Senior Center on Thursday, November 14th at 10:00 am to learn more about hearing loss issues and helpful resources.

  • Hearing Loss Information
  • Assistive Technology
  • Coping Tips

Refreshments will be served, and handouts will be available.  Presented by Margaret Myatt, Steering Committee Member, Hearing Loss Association of America-Central MA.

Posted by: hlacentralma | October 26, 2019

Uh Oh, I Think I Need a New Hearing Aid ! November 2, 2019

Next Meeting: November 2, 2019, 2:00-4:00 PM
Where:  Northborough Public Library, 34 Main Street, Northborough, MA
Speaker:  Beth Wilson
Topic: Uh Oh, I Think I Need a New Hearing Aid
Beth Wilson just completed a transition to a new hearing aid and tried to capture all the steps and decisions she went through along the way.  She will describe a generic process of exploring hearing aid technology as a potential means to address hearing loss.  She will then map her own steps to identify available hearing aid options to address her new communication scenarios.  People who are new to hearing aids and people who have worn hearing aids for years will find useful information in this presentation.
Light refreshments will also be provided.
CART (computer aided real time captioning) will be provided.
Parking lot is accessed by Patty Lane:

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