Upcoming Events

Telephones and Hearing Loss – let’s find solutions that work for you!

Saturday, September 7, 2019  2:00 – 4:00 PM
Northborough Public Library, 34 Main St., Northborough, MA

Please join HLAA Central Massachusetts Chapter to learn how to make the most of your mobile or landline phone when you have a hearing loss.


• Apps for hearing loss

• Captioning

• Purchasing advice

• Emergency alerts

• Text to 9-1-1

• Work and home solutions

• Two ears are better than one




Presented by: Andrea Kaneb

Andrea is an educator and advocate for people with hearing loss.

She uses her own lifelong hearing loss experiences and engineering background to offer tools and strategies aside from hearing aids/cochlear implants that people too often don’ t know about.

She is a member of the Network of Consumer Hearing Assistive Technology Trainers (NCHATT, NIDILRR grant #90RE5020) which does not sell or endorse any products..



CART is provided (that’s “Communication Access Realtime Translation” so you can read everything being said during this meeting and won’t miss anything!)

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 http://www.northboroughlibrary.org/hours.asp

Understanding and Coping with Hearing Loss

 Presented Carol Agate of the Hearing Loss Association of America

Carol will talk to us about some of the technology currently being used to support individuals experiencing hearing loss or hearing impairments.  Such as:

  • Closed captioned telephones
  • Smart cell phone apps
  • Movie theaters offering hearing assistive devises
  • Theatres offering hearing assistive devices
  • Web sites to find hearing loop enabled facilities
  • Helpful, informative videos
  • Tips / tools for cleaning your hearing aids

DATE:       Wednesday, September 11th

TIME:       1:00 pm

PLACE:     Franklin Senior Center

Please     RSVP at the Franklin Senior Center 508-520-4945



Hearing Loss Support, Products, Services, & Information

Hearing help is becoming more financially accessible

 Noise-induced hearing loss and age-related hearing loss are becoming more common. In this seminar you will learn about access to hearing aids and assistive technology as well as hearing support services that are becoming more accessible and financially available.

Date:     Wednesday September 18, 2019

Time:    6:30pm – 8:00pm

Place:    Franklin Public Library, Main Street, Franklin, MA 508-520-4941

 Who:  Anyone currently experiencing any stage of hearing loss and individuals who care for friends or family members struggling with the challenges associated with hearing loss


  • Learn how addressing hearing loss early is important for your overall health, well-being, and especially brain health
  • Learn about new FDA regulation changes that may make hearing-help financially accessible to more people
  • Learn how to set realistic expectations for hearing aids, based on your particular needs, and learn of other inexpensive technology to supplement hearing aid functioning
  • Hearing Loss is “The Invisible Loss”. There are products and services to assist you.

Brought to you by:

The Franklin Senior Center in corporation with the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)


 Closed Captioning will be available


New England Walk4Hearing

2019 New England Walk Pix

Walk Details

  • Date
    Sunday, October 27, 2019
  • Location
    Artesani Park
    1234 Soldiers Field Road
    Brighton, MA
  • Schedule
    10:30 a.m. Registration/Check-in
    11:30 a.m. Walk starts
    (5K/3.1 miles)
  • Local Walk Chair
    Opportunity Available
    Interested? Contact Walk Manager
  • National Walk Manager
    Ann Rancourt



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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