With sold out productions and rave reviews throughout the country, Silent NO MORE makes its debut in the Boston area for ONE NIGHT ONLY. The production features a cast of individuals with hearing loss, including renowned comedienne Kathy Buckley and Rebecca Alexander, who share their emotional, hilarious, and poignant life stories.

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 7:30 pm

Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA

To reserve complimentary tickets, please email RSVP@nolimitsfordeafchildren.org with the names of your guests, phone number, and number of tickets needed.

There are a limited number of complimentary tickets available, so please reserve your seats as soon as possible!

Q&A with cast members will follow the performance. Be part of this theatrical documentary that will leave you awe-inspired!

**ASL interpreters and captioning will be provided.**

Understanding and Coping with Hearing Loss

 Presented Carol Agate of the Hearing Loss Association of America

Carol will talk to us about some of the technology currently being used to support individuals experiencing hearing loss or hearing impairments.  Such as:

  • Closed captioned telephones
  • Smart cell phone apps
  • Movie theaters offering hearing assistive devises
  • Theatres offering hearing assistive devices
  • Web sites to find hearing loop enabled facilities
  • Helpful, informative videos
  • Tips / tools for cleaning your hearing aids

DATE:       Wednesday, September 11th

TIME:       1:00 pm

PLACE:     Franklin Senior Center

Please     RSVP at the Franklin Senior Center 508-520-4945



Hearing Loss Support, Products, Services, & Information

Hearing help is becoming more financially accessible

 Noise-induced hearing loss and age-related hearing loss are becoming more common. In this seminar you will learn about access to hearing aids and assistive technology as well as hearing support services that are becoming more accessible and financially available.

Date:     Wednesday September 18, 2019

Time:    6:30pm – 8:00pm

Place:    Franklin Public Library, Main Street, Franklin, MA 508-520-4941

 Who:  Anyone currently experiencing any stage of hearing loss and individuals who care for friends or family members struggling with the challenges associated with hearing loss


  • Learn how addressing hearing loss early is important for your overall health, well-being, and especially brain health
  • Learn about new FDA regulation changes that may make hearing-help financially accessible to more people
  • Learn how to set realistic expectations for hearing aids, based on your particular needs, and learn of other inexpensive technology to supplement hearing aid functioning
  • Hearing Loss is “The Invisible Loss”. There are products and services to assist you.

Brought to you by:

The Franklin Senior Center in corporation with the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)


 Closed Captioning will be available


Posted by: hlacentralma | August 28, 2019

Saturday, Sept. 7th-2:00-4:00 pm – Telephones and Hearing Loss

Telephones and Hearing Loss – let’s find solutions that work for you!

Saturday, September 7, 2019  2:00 – 4:00 PM
Northborough Public Library, 34 Main St., Northborough, MA

Please join HLAA Central Massachusetts Chapter to learn how to make the most of your mobile or landline phone when you have a hearing loss.



• Apps for hearing loss

• Captioning

• Purchasing advice

• Emergency alerts

• Text to 9-1-1

• Work and home solutions

• Two ears are better than one



Presented by: Andrea Kaneb

Andrea is an educator and advocate for people with hearing loss.

She uses her own lifelong hearing loss experiences and engineering background to offer tools and strategies aside from hearing aids/cochlear implants that people too often don’ t know about.

She is a member of the Network of Consumer Hearing Assistive Technology Trainers (NCHATT, NIDILRR grant #90RE5020) which does not sell or endorse any products..


CART is provided (that’s “Communication Access Realtime Translation” so you can read everything being said during this meeting and won’t miss anything!)

The Northborough Library parking lot is accessed by Patty Lane.

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


Study on Pregnancy in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Women

Who We Are
We are a team of Deaf and hearing researchers at the University of Michigan and Brandeis University. We are interested in improving healthcare for Deaf and Hard of Hearing moms. We are asking for feedback from moms who are DHH.

Am I Eligible?

  • 21-50 years old,
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing,
  • Given birth in the last five years,
  • Have an internet- connected computer, smart phone, or tablet.

How Do I Join?

  • Sign up online: www.bit.ly/deafmomstudy
  • We will set up a time to interview you using a videochat app on your computer or phone.
  • The interview will last 60 to 90 minutes and will happen online. We will ask you questions about what it was like when you were pregnant and had your baby.
  • You will get $50 as a thank you!

Contact Us
Margarita M. Cooley, MA, CRC, CI Sign Language / Spanish Interpreter

Phone: 917-673-5510

Email: trilingualterp@gmail.com

deaf moms

Posted by: hlacentralma | August 8, 2019

American Sign Language – Classes – Autumn, 2019

Fall 2019 ASL Classes!

Three Levels – at the College of the Holy Cross

10-week classes with a deaf instructor.

Starting September 9, 2019

Registration deadline is September 4, 2019

Posted by: hlacentralma | August 8, 2019

Captions and Transcription Apps for Android Devices

Google has been doing some amazing work on developing new features for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Here is a list with links to videos.

Live Transcribe (Developed by Google).  This app is now available and will transcribe in-person speech using Google’s industry leading speech-to-text engine.  It will now also identify sounds.  For example, clapping, a doorbell … etc.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLCwjIaPXwA [youtube.com]


Live Captions (Developed by Google).  This is a service that will transcribe all media on a smartphone.  For example, it will transcribe podcasts, movies and personal videos.  It will be made available before the end of this year.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL-8Xfx6S5o&t=7s [youtube.com]


Live Relay (Developed by Google).  This service will transcribe phone calls using automatic speech recognition.  It is being actively worked on by Google but does not yet have an estimated delivery date.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSfUf3-1bbQ [youtube.com]


Sound Amplifier (Developed by Google).  This app is currently available.  Used with earbuds, the app amplifies the sound, and can adjust the pitch, of the sounds around the user.  So it is for in-person communications.  However, soon the app will also be able to amplify all audio on the device (i.e., music, movies, podcasts …etc).  And I expect that in the future the app will also be able to amplify phone calls (and change the pitch).  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hPlNoF1Tyc&t=633s [youtube.com]  Basically, there will soon be built in amplification (and pitch adjustment) for all audio.


Robert Felgar


Office: 703-261-7036 | Mobile: 703-517-9912

www.razmobility.com [razmobility.com]

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