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.

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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 12, 2018

POSTPONED – Worcester Public Safety – May 19, 2018

Unfortunately, due to the bad weather forecasted for this coming Saturday, May 19th, thePublic Safety Day for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (in Worcester) has beenPOSTPONED. IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED and we will let you know as soon as a new date has been picked.

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Ellen Perkins

Hard of Hearing Skills Trainer

Center for Living & Working, Inc.

484 Main Street, Suite 345

Worcester, MA 01608

Phone:           508-502-7576 (NEW!)

Fax:               508-797-4015

VideoPhone: 508-762-1354

TTY:             508-755-1003

Public VP:    508-762-1164

eperkins@centerlw.org

www.centerlw.org

Come join us on SATURDAY, MAY 19TH for the PUBLIC SAFETY DAY FOR THE DEAF & HARD OF HEARING!!!

Saturday, May 19th, 2018 – 10:00 – 4:00 pm

Worcester Fire Department – 141 Grove St., Worcester, Massachusetts

Check out our vlog for more information:   https://youtu.be/CYIVeoNBDjI

DEADLINE TO RSVP:  Friday, May 11th

Please R.S.V.P. at 508-762-1165, or email JPhilip@centerlw.org

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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.

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