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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.

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


Merrimack Repertory Theater in Lowell, MA
provides open captioned performances.

The Haunted Life, Sunday, April 7th at 2:00 pm, and
Cry It Out, Sunday May 12th at 2:00 pm.

The venue is located at 50 East Merrimack Street

For more information please call 978-654-4678 or email box_office@mrt.org


There are upcoming  Open Captioned live Theater Performances at the Huntington Theater , the Boch/Shubert Theater and Trinity Repertory Theater

( Providence, RI)

Open Captioned Performances at the Huntington Theater Company:
Romeo and Juliet
    Wednesday March 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm
    Tuesday March 26, 2019 at       7:30 pm
    Sunday June 23, 2019 at   2:00 pm
    Tuesday June 25, 2019 at 7:30 pm
People looking for OC seats should contact Meg O’Brien at mobrien@huntingtheater.org


Open Caption dates for the 2018-19 Season Trinity Repertory Theater
MarisolMay 19, 2019, at 2:00 pm, May 29, 2019, at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Click on the dates on “purchasing tickets” and there will be instructions for purchasing on line or call the Box office and request tickets for the Open Caption Performances


(401) 351-4242  


Center-for-working-and-living-logoCenter for Living & Working, Inc.’s  Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program invites you to attend a Meet and Greet with MCDHH Commissioner Steven Florio.

Please come to meet and talk with Commissioner Florio Massachusetts Commission Steven Floriofor the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Learn about his goals and vision for the future of MCDHH.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
TIME: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
WHERE: Center for Living & Working, Inc.
484 Main Street, Suite 345
Denholm Building
Worcester, MA 01608

There will also be time to ask questions!  Refreshments will be provided.

MCDHHPlease RSVP by June 19th  RSVP to Joan Philip at JPhilip@centerlw.org or please call

ASL/English Interpreters will be provided. FM systems will be available.

Please contact Joan Philip for any other Communication Access requests.

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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