Announcements

Tentative 2020 Meeting Schedule

All meetings are at the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St., Plymouth

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7-8:30 pm
Ask the Audiologist
Dr. Melissa Campbell, Audiologist, CCC-A
http://www.plymouthent.com/audiology

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 7-8:30 pm
A Life in Music Lost and Found – A Talk and Play
Betty Hauck, Violinist
http://www.newportstringproject.org/calendar/xd84rbe29hswcmjrbzhw3mtrhkxmla

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7-8:30 pm
Travel Tips for People With Hearing Loss
Ruth Bernstein, Hearing Loss Advocate
https://chchearing.org/blog/travel-hearing-loss/

Announcements

November 2019 Meeting

Our next HLAA/Plymouth Chapter meeting will be on Wednesday, November 20 at 7 pm at the Plymouth Public Library. The topic is  Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids and the speaker is Keven Franck.  Click here for more information.

New England Newsletter

October 2019 Newsletter

 Newsletter Topics

  • Upcoming Events
    • Walk4Hearing
    • HLAA/Plymouth Meeting
  • Amazon Smile Reminder
  • Open Caption Performances
    • Priscilla Beach Theatre
    • Falmouth Theatre Guild
    • Broadway in Boston
    • Trinity Rep
    • Wheelock Family Theatre at Boston University
    • American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University
    • New Repertory Theatre
    • Huntington Theatre Company

Click HERE to join HLAA National. Visit our chapter website at: hearinglossplymouth.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS

HLAA’s Annual Walk4Hearing – This event will be on Sunday, October 27 at Artesani Park 1234 Soldiers Field Road, Brighton, MA. Registration is at 10:30 am. The 5K (3.1 miles) walk starts at 11:30. For further information, contact Walk Manager Ann Rancourt, arancourt@hearingloss.org.  To log in to the Walk4Hearing information, go to www.Walk4Hearing.org.

 The New England Walk committee is working hard to provide a wonderful walk day experience for participants.

  • Appearances from your favorite characters
  • Strike a pose and let the caricature artist get creative
  • Get your face painted and be amazed with twisted balloons
  • Groove on with our White Collar Crime band
  • Enjoy amazing refreshments

Please support HLAA/Plymouth’s member Petie Blanchard in her efforts to be in charge of the Walk this year.  When you receive an email from the Walk4Hearing, please do not delete it right away.  Please read what Petie has to say about her hearing loss, why she’s walking, etc.  If everyone donated a small amount, such as $15-$25, this will cover the costs of remote CART at our meetings.  It will also sponsor HLAA National. To donate on Petie’s Walk4Hearing webpage, click here:

HLAA/Plymouth Meeting –Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, November 20 at 7 pm at the Plymouth Public Library. The topic is  Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids and the speaker is Keven Franck.  Click here for more information.


AMAZON SMILE Reminder
Our chapter raises funds through Amazon Smile:  smile.amazon.com  Our link is: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4815482 or the Hearing Loss Association of America Plymouth Chapter.  When you buy something from Amazon, if you set it up through this link, a portion of your total goes back to our chapter from Amazon.

OPEN CAPTION PERFORMANCES

If a performing arts theatre or cultural arts center near you does not offer open captioning or remote CART, please ask for it.  Many people with a hearing loss need open captioning, yet if they never ask for it, the performing arts theatres and cultural centers do not know that you need it.  They assume that if they provide a wheelchair ramp, that’s it’s totally handicap accessible.  Some of us need hearing accessibility for live theater.  The headsets they give us don’t always work, or we still miss some of the song lyrics even with the headsets.  PLEASE ASK FOR OC!

Priscilla Beach Theatre

The Priscilla Beach Theatre is providing open captioning on the first Sunday of all of their six productions for this season.  You must request open captioning and you will have something set up for you, similar to open captioning that all movie theatres have today but you have to ask for it.  You can also ask for a headset with headphones or a personal neckloop that you put your hearing aids or cochlear implants on t-coil or telecoil. 

  • [Title of Show] – September 8
  • Young Frankenstein – October 6

–   Falmouth Theatre Guild

  • She Loves Me – November 15 7:30 pm
    For more information, click here.

–   Broadway in Boston

For information about Broadway in Boston’s accessibility, see https://boston.broadway.com/theatre/citizens-bank-opera-house/#accessibility

  • Come From Away– Saturday, November 9 at 2 pm
  • Cats – Saturday January 11, 2020 at 2 pm
  • The Band’s Visit – Saturday March 28, 2020 at 2 pm

–   Trinity Rep

For information about Trinity Rep’s accessibility, see https://www.trinityrep.com/box-office/accessibility/open-caption-performances/

  • A Christmas Carol – Sunday, November 10 at 12 pm
  • Fade – Sunday, December 8 at 2 pm and Wednesday Dec 18 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
  • August Wilson’s Radio Golf – Sunday January 2, 2020 at 2 pm and Wednesday, January 12, 2020 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
  • A Tale of Two Cities – Sunday February 23, 2020 at 2 pm and Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Sweat – Sunday March 5, 2020 at 2 pm, and Wednesday, March 15, 2020 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barer of Fleet Street – Sunday, April 26 at 3 pm and Wednesday, May 13 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm

–   Wheelock Family Theatre at Boston University

All performances at the Wheelock Family theatre are open captioned! For a complete schedule, see https://www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org/performances/current-season.  The following are ASL & AD performances:  

  • Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka – November 10at 2 pm and November 6 at 7:30 pm
  • Little Women, the Musical  – February 9 and 12 at 2 pm
  • The Little Prince  – April 26 at 2 pm and May 23 at 2 pm
  • Bud, Not Buddy  – May 16 at 2 pm

–   American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University

The following performances at the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University have Open Captioning:  

  • Six – September 12 at 7:30 pm and September 14 at 2 pm
  • Moby Dick – January 9 at 7:30 pm and January 11 at 2 pm
  • Gloria: A Life – February 20 at 7:30 pm and February 22 at 2 pm
  • 1776 – June 25 at 7:30 pm and June 27 at2 pm

The theatre will maintain holds for anyone wishing to use the Open Captioning service and can best accommodate patrons over the phone at 617-547-8300 or email at access@amrep.org. Hours of operation: Tuesday-Sunday 12pm-5pm or until 30 minutes prior to any performance at the Loeb Drama Center.

–   New Repertory Theatre

The New Repertory Theatre was selected for the Theatre Development Fund’s Open Captioning grant. There will be six performances with open captioning for the coming season (all performances are at 3pm): 

  • Nixon’s Nixon – September 28th
  • Trayf – October 26th
  • Oliver! – December 14th
  • Hair – February 8th
  • Lady Day at the Emerson Bar & Grill – April 11th
  • August Wilson’s Fences – May 9th

25 seats will be reserved in the front of the side section with the best view of the open caption system, for those who are part of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community.  When making a reservation, just be sure to mention that you’d like to take advantage of that service, and the box office will make sure to give you priority for those seats.

–  Huntington Theatre Company

The 2020 season Open Caption performances at the Huntington Theatre Company are:

  • We All Fall Down: January 21 7:30pm and January 29 at 7:30pm
  • Sweat: February 12 at 2pm and February 18 at 7:30pm
  • Our Daughters, Like Pillars: March 31 at 7:30pm and April 8 at 2pm
  • The Bluest Eye: May 5 at 7:30pm and May 13 at 2pm

Tickets are $20 for each patron with slight to profound hearing loss. To reserve tickets, please contact Director of Education Meg O’Brien at 617 273 1558 or email mobrien@huntingtontheatre.org.  For more information, see https://www.huntingtontheatre.org/visit/accessibility/#Open%20Captioning