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Learn About Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids -May 18, 2019

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Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Central MA Chapter Program

May 18, 2019 at the Northborough Public Library

Kevin Franck: Over the Counter Hearing Aids (10 am to noon)

Barbara Kelley: Saying Yes to the Future (1 to 3 pm)

Kevin Franck, HLAA Board of Trustees member and Director of Audiology at MA Eye and Ear Institute, will present information on Over-the-Counter hearing aids during the morning presentation.  Barbara Kelley, HLAA Executive Director, will provide insights from the national perspective on a range of topics related to hearing loss during the afternoon presentation.   CART (Computer Aided Real Time captioning) will be provided.

From 10:00 am – 12 noon “Over the Counter Hearing Aids”

Please come to this informative session about the new, soon-to-be-available over-the-counter hearing aids.  What are “Over the Counter (OTC) hearing aids” and how are they different from traditional hearing aids? Who would likely be able to benefit from these?  How might this affect hearing aid prices?  The presenter will be Kevin Franck, HLAA Board of Trustees member and Director of Audiology at MA Eye and Ear Institute.  Kevin will fill us in on this topic and answer our questions.  Come join us to learn more about OTC hearing aids.

From 1:00 – 3:00 pm “Saying Yes to the Future”

In addition to the morning presentation, there will be a special afternoon presentation from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.  HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley will visit us from Bethesda, MD to provide insights from a national perspective. This is an exciting opportunity to learn what is happening across our organization and what HLAA is doing to impact our future.  HLAA has been a source of significant impact in promoting hearing access since it started 40 years ago.  Come join us to learn where HLAA is going next.

Those who will attend both sessions are invited to a simple lunch which will be served from 12:30 to 1:00. RSVP is required in order to assist us in the head count. Please respond by email ( 

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


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