Upcoming Events

ALDA Boston in Framingham, April 21, 2018
Hearing Assistive Technology 101

Date: Saturday, April 21st
Time: Refreshments at 1:30pm
Presentation will begin at 2:00pm
Place: McAuliffe Branch (Framingham Library)
746 Water Street
Framingham, MA 01701

ALDA-April 21

HLAA Eastern Connecticut Chapter Jackie

April 21, 10 am

University of Connecticut, Phillips Communication Sciences Building
2nd floor conference room, 850 Bolton Road, Storrs

Merging Consumer Electronics and Personal Listening Devices
with Jackie DiFrancesco, Au.D./Ph.D. Candidate

UConn Department of Speech,Language and Hearing Sciences

boston opera house


Open Captioned Performance,  Open Captions by c2

Saturday, April 21st, 2pm

Tickets starting at $44,  Click Here for Open Caption Tickets

Information about Boston Opera House Accessibility

Celebrate the return of spring with Art in Bloom 
The Museum of Fine Art’s annual festival of fine art and flowersEnjoy art from across the MFA’s collection paired with magnificent floral interpretations. You’ll also see arrangements by professional florists in key areas around the museum. The displays are set up on Friday morning, so they will be fresh and gorgeous! After your tour, you are welcome to stay and view any arrangements not included in your tours and/or to view any special exhibits or collection.

We are delighted that the MFA has arranged for two assistive listening tours for us on Friday, April 27.  The first tour will be at 2:30; the second one will be at 6:30.  Please read the following instructions carefully. There will be a different tour leader for each group.
1.  To register, email Ronit Michom at  RMinchom@mfa.org or call 617-369-3189.
2.  In the subject line, put the name of the tour  (Art in Bloom),  the date (April 27),  and the time of the tour you wish to take  (2:30  or 6:30)
3.  Indicate whether you want a neckloop, a head set,  whether you are bringing a mini mike, or don’t need any extra device.
4.  The museum will probably be very crowded.  Please arrive 15 minutes early to make sure that your device is working.
5.  Remember that there is a limit of one guest with you.  You must register your guest whether or not an ALD is needed.
6.  Tours will leave from the Linde Family Wing Entrance, which is on Museum Road.
7.  Email access@mfa.org  if you register and are then unable to attend.
8.  Registration closes on April 20 unless the tours fill up before that time.
If you have registered and are unable to attend, please let your tour leader know via email even if it is the day of the tour. Copy Ronit Minchom (RMichom@mfa.org) as well as Hannah Goodwin (HGoodwin@mfa.org)
Tour leaders;
      2:30pm tour:        Debbie Johnston   (Debbie.elaine.johnston@gmail.com)

6.30pm tour:      Sarah Fitzpatrick  (sfitzpatrick08@gmail.com)

Please save the following dates for our upcoming meetings:
      Saturday May 19th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 Pm
      Saturday September 8th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
All meetings will be held at the Northboro Library. There will be CART ( computer aided real time captioning)
Stay tuned for more details as we  are in the process of contacting/confirming speakers for topics related to Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aid Technology, and Coping with Hearing Loss.
If you have any suggestions for topics and speakers, please email by responding to this email.
We are looking forward to seeing all of you!
HLAA Central MA’s steering Committee
Beth Wilson
Margaret Myatt
Gina Constantino
Gloria and Stan Radler
Tina Thompson

HLAA Plymouth Chapter

May 15,  7:00-8:00 PM
Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St., Plymouth, MA

HOPE:  Hearing Other People’s Experiences   

Learn from others how they solve some hearing problems.  Take home with you some suggestions to make your life better.

Congratulations to the Plymouth Chapter on the launch of the new chapter website!  Visit www.hearinglossplymouth.org for up-to-date news and events.

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.

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.

Barbara Johnson

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

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!


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

boston opera house

Dirty Dancing
The Classic Story On Stage
ASL Interpreted / Open Captioned Performance
Sunday, June 17 at 6:30pm
Shubert Theatre

All tickets $64.50  

Purchase tickets today for the ASL Interpreted / Open Captioned performance of Dirty Dancing on 6/17/18. All seats are located in the Orchestra (floor level) and are in direct sight line of the ASL Interpreter. All tickets $64.50.

DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE, an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing, will take the Boch Center Shubert Stage, June 13 – 17!

Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”

All Wang Theatre show prices inclusive of $3.75 facility fee. All Shubert Theatre show prices inclusive of $4.00 facility fee. Ticket limit 9. Prices subject to change without notice. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply. For questions regarding your ticket order, please call 800-982-2787 for Wang Theatre shows, or 866-348-9738 for Shubert Theatre shows.


HLAA North of Boston On-going Support GroupMain Street Wakefield, Massachusetts

3rd Wednesday-of-the-month Peer Support Meeting 

3rd Wednesday of every month
at 11:00 AM
Lucius Beebe Memorial Library (2nd floor)
345 Main Street, Wakefield


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