Meeting Notes and FREE Theatre Tickets !!!

Thirty people attended our January 29th meeting and heard Dr. Michael Harvey speak about the Psychology of Hearing Loss. If you were unable to attend would like to review the information, here it is: Psychology of Hearing Loss, Beautiful tree but alone, Outrage, airplanes, and chandeliers. Thank you to Tom Cummiskey of the Plymouth Public Library for making copies for the meeting.

Our next bimonthly chapter meeting will be Tuesday, March 26 – a Rap Session. It will be from 5:00 to 6:30 pm with an optional dinner at a nearby restaurant afterwards.

FREE Theatre Tickets!

As announced at the meeting, these tickets are provided courtesy of Charles Baldwin, Program Officer, Universal Participation Initiative, Massachusetts Cultural Council.   He also would like people to know about the great review that Ragtime received:  http://www.theatermirror.net/

Details:  2 FREE tickets/person for the Open Captioned (OC) performance of Ragtime. Friday February 15 at 7:30 pm at the Wheelock Family Theatre at BU. 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA https://calendar.artsboston.org/event/ragtime-2/
Contact Sandy Spekman (sspekman@gmail.com) ASAP for tickets.
HLAA Plymouth is also working with Charles Baldwin and Ruth Kahn, who does the captioning at the Wheelock Family Theatre, to have a program on Tuesday, April 9 called:  Access to Theatre:  Captions and Communications  Access to Theatre: Captions and Communications  Access to Theatre: Captions and Communications

November Meeting Notes and Updates

For those of you who missed Saturday’s meeting on Hearing Assistive Technology 101 with Ellen Perkins, an excellent speaker (or for those of you who attended but want to review this information again), for Ellen’s slides please click here.

Dates to keep in mind for future Open Captioning Performances:
Venue Address Name of Event Date Time
Falmouth Theatre Guild
Highfield Theater
Falmouth Theatre Guild
Highfield Theater
Fun Home Friday, November 16 7:30 PM
Falmouth Theatre Guild
Highfield Theater
60 Highfield Dr.
Falmouth
Fun Home Sunday, November 18 2:00 PM
Plymouth Public Library 132 South Street
Plymouth
Holiday Music:
We Are The Men
Tuesday, December 11 7:00 PM
Spire Center for the
Performing Arts
25 1/2 Court Street
Plymouth
Divas With A Twist Friday, December 21 8:00 PM
The Spire Center has given us permission to provide open captioning on Friday, December 21 at 8 pm for Divas With A Twist, but we do not have a confirmed CART reporter for this event yet.  A request has been put in with the Massachusetts Commission of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  Details will be forthcoming.

September 26, 2018

A meeting of the Plymouth Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of Plymouth, serving people with hearing loss on the south shore, Cape Cod, and the Islands was held at the Plymouth Public Library on September 26th. Thanks to the Plymouth Public Library Corporation and the Plymouth Lions Club for sponsoring the meeting’s CART (Communication Access Realtime Transcription).

New information cards were distributed at the meeting.
Click here for a .pdf file of the information card.

There were approximately 25 attendees. The guest speaker was Ann-Marie Hennessy, Au, CCC-A from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, who spoke about cochlear implants. Her talk included descriptions of criteria for deciding if an implant is indicated, what the surgery is like, and what to expect during recovery. If you missed the presentation or would like to review the information, click here for the PowerPoint presentation.

Photos from the meeting are below showing chapter president, Sandy Spekman, introducing guest Ann-Marie Hennessey and Ms. Hennessy during her presentation.