Posted by: hlacentralma | October 13, 2016

A Special Event – Hearing Strategies for the Holidays, and Denial to Activism – At a Special New England Location

A New England Holiday Gathering

at the Historic Longfellow’s Wayside Inn
(The oldest operating inn in the country –  since 1716)

Special guests: Katherine Bouton and Beth Wilson

Sunday, November 13, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM,  72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury, MA 01776

Brunch (See the luscious Wayside Inn brunch menu here!)

Fellowship and Presentations:  My Hearing Loss Journey: From Denial to Activism, and
A Pre-Holiday Communication Strategies Tune-up

Sponsored by HLAA Boston Chapter

CART sponsored by HLAA Central MA Chapter and Audiologist Samina Khan, Westboro, MA.

$28.00 per person. To reserve your place at this special event,  mail your payment to: Barb Abineri, 58 Dwight St. # 1, Brookline, MA 02446.  Please note that checks should be made out to HLAA Boston Chapter with “Holiday Event” on the memo.

bethA life long advocate for people with disabilities, Beth Wilson is well known in New England for her witty and practical workshops on hearing loss management. She earned her PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island and worked for 33 years at Raytheon, from which she is now retired. Dr. Beth is currently an Adjunct Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Johns Hopkins University in their Master of Science in Systems Engineering programs. Born with a hearing loss, she has been a member of the Hearing Loss Association of America since 1986 and was the Executive Director from 2001-2002.


Katherine Bouton is a longtime former editor at the New York Times, including 10 years as Deputy Editor at The New York Times Magazine. She continues to write for many sections of the Times, and is a weekly blogger at AARP Health. She is the author of the critically acclaimed ”Shouting Won’t Help” and “Living Better With Hearing Loss. Katherine developed idiopathic progressive hearing loss at age 30 and today wears a cochlear implant and a hearing aid. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Hearing Loss Association of America and as president of the HLAA New York City chapter. Katherine and her husband have two grown children.


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