New England Newsletter

March 2022 Newsletter

Contents

  • March Meeting of HLAA/Plymouth
  • May Meeting of HLAA/Plymouth
  • Request for New HLAA/Plymouth Officers and Planning Committee Members
  • National HLAA Annual Convention
  • Miscellaneous Information
    • Alert Systems
    • Hearing Aid Review
    • Virtual Meetings
    • Captioned Theatre

March Meeting of HLAA/Plymouth

The March meeting of  HLAA/Plymouth  will be virtually, via Zoom, on Wednesday, March 30 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. The topic will be, 9 Things to Know About Hearing Loss From the Perspective of the Communication Partner, presented by Pat Dobbs, a hearing loss advocate and the president of SayWhatClub. A meeting flier with more information about the speaker can be found here: MeetingFlier. The Zoom link is  here. Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) captioning will be activated.

May Meeting of HLAA/Plymouth

The last meeting of the 2021-22 year is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, May 18. The topic will be Travel and Hearing Loss. The format will be a Zoom meeting and a link will be provided next month.

************ Reminder: May is Better Hearing Month!!! ************

Request for New HLAA/Plymouth Officers and Planning Committee Members

Our chapter needs officers and a planning committee for it to continue. Positions open are President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer, and Planning Committee.  If you’re interested, please contact hearinglossplymouth@gmail.com

National HLAA Annual Convention

The National HLAA Annual Convention will be held June 23-25 in Tampa.  Chapter officers can receive a discount to enroll, provided they are on a list submitted to HLAA national.  The early bird deadline has been changed to April 1. Our chapter has funding to cover the convention registration fees of any officers who wish to attend in Tampa. For more information, go to:  hearingloss.org/convention.

Miscellaneous Information

  • Alert systems: A guide that provides information about options and for the best medical alert system: www.assistedliving.org/best-medical-alert-systems/. Assisted Living is a community organization that prioritizes helping those who are disabled and the elderly fully enjoy their healthy years and age gracefully.
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Arlene Romoff  – Consultant,  & Author for People with Hearing Loss 3/12 9:30-11:30 am PST.  Click here to Register
  • HLAA Westchester: Financial Planning for People with Hearing Loss 3/14 7:30-9:00 pm EST. RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

The Priscilla Beach Theatre will again be providing captioning for the first Sunday 2 pm performance of each of their productions. For more information, go to:  Priscilla Beach Theatre. For information on other local theatres that provide captioning see the button for Local-Captioned Performances on the HLAA Plymouth Website home page.