Upcoming Events

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

Please save the following dates for our upcoming meetings:
      Saturday April 7th from 10:00 am to 12 noon
      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

For those who have thought about taking sign language classes. This is being offered by the Center for Working and Living in Worcester. This agency supports HLAA Central MA  as they advertised our group in their newsletter.

Ten week classes beginning in March.  Tuition is only $200 – that only $20 per class!!

Below are links to the promotional flyer and  sign up sheet.

      Please send your completed registration form to: Joan Philip.  Checks or money orders must be payable to: CLW.

      Any questions, please contact:

                Joan Philip,  jphilip@centerlw.org,       508-762-1165

Click here for sign-up sheet 

Spring ASL Class signup deadline is February 28th!

Kim White, Staff Interpreter, Center for Living & Working, Inc.

484 Main Street, Suite 345, Worcester, MA 01608

Phone:       508-755-1042

Fax:              508-797-4015

VP:               508-283-1036

TTY:              508-755-1003

Public VP:  508-762-1164



The Shubert Theater is located on 270 Tremont Street in Boston. There is a parking garage across the street from the Theater.: Here is the info:

The Humans
ASL Interpreted / Open Captioned Performance
Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30pm
Shubert Theatre

All tickets $46.50,  GET TICKETS

Purchase tickets today for the ASL Interpreted / Open Captioned performance of The Humans on 3/20/18. All seats are located in the Orchestra (floor level) and are in direct sight line of the ASL Interpreter. All tickets $46.50.

Stephen Karam’s The Humans is an uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter’s apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan’s deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed, with humor and compassion, in this new American classic that won the 2016 Tony Award® for Best Play.

HLAA Plymouth Chapter  – March 28, 2018 7:00-8:00 PM
Plymouth Public Library
132 South St., Plymouth, MA

Speech Reading Skills and An Update on the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act
(and how soon hearing aids will become more affordable) with
Sandra Stumpf Reams, Au.D.
Audiologist Spaulding Rehabilitation Center

Saturday, April 7, 2018   10:00 am– 12:00 noon at the Northborough Free Library

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.

Ellen Perkins

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!

Margaret Myatt

Margaret Myatt

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.

HLA – Central MA Workshop – How to Choose Your Cochlear Implant Vendor – Saturday, May 19th, 2018.  10:00 am – 2:00 pm Northborough Public Library
Presented by Barbara Johnson and Ellen Perkins

Abstract: Barbara Johnson and Ellen Perkins are both cochlear implant (CI) users but with very different “hearing loss histories.” They will describe their hearing loss diagnosis, treatment and experiences 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.


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