Posted by: hlacentralma | August 29, 2015

Transitioning to the Workforce With Hearing Loss: What you need to know…

Next Meeting: Saturday Sept.  19, 2015 2:00 PM – 4:00 PMBarbara Johnson
at the Milford Public Library
80 Spruce Street, Milford, Massachusetts
Please Come and and Learn, and Join the Discussion! 

Sponsored by the HLAA of Central Massachusetts
Saturday September 19, 2015,   2:00 – 4:00 pm, Milford Town Library, Milford, MA

The Hearing Loss Association of America – Central Massachusetts Chapter is sponsoring a free presentation,

Transitioning to the Workforce: What you need to know….”
Join us for an informative learning experience.  If you are a person with a cochlear implant or a hearing aid, entering the workforce can be challenging. You may need to create new support networks and to learn effective self-advocacy to contribute fully on the job.
The presenter is Barbara Johnson, IT Project Manager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  Ms. Johnson has more than 25 years of experience as a working professional with hearing loss and experience in advocating for people with hearing loss.  She will share her own story and workplace lessons as she adjusted to hearing with a cochlear implant, the good and the not-so-good. Barbara learned how to educate her organization, create partnerships, and build greater aware­ness and inclusion for people with hearing loss at MIT.
You will learn…

  • Why understanding your needs in the workplace and effective self-advocacy are so important.
  • Some concrete strategies they can use to ensure communication access at work.
  • How to describe your own hearing journey in language that others without hearing loss will understand.
The Milford Town Library, 80 Spruce Street, Milford MA
• Ample Free Parking
• Refreshments Provided
• CART* Provided
• First Timers Welcome… just show up!

* Computer Aided Real Time Captioning

Milford Library Website is

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