- September 26 – Meeting on Cochlear Implants
- HLAA/Plymouth Info Cards Now Available
- HLAA/Plymouth Website Information
- HLAA/Plymouth and Amazon Smile
- HLAA Membership Information
- Upcoming Activities
- Accessible Theatre Information
Hope to see you at the Plymouth Public Library at 7:00 pm on September 26!
For any additional information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the first time our chapter is having a meeting exclusively on this subject matter. If you have a mild to moderate loss and do okay with hearing aids, at one point in your future, your hearing may decline – so you might want to be familiar with what’s down the road or in store for you.
There’s also a hybrid cochlear implant, which combines hearing aids and cochlear implant technology. This is for people who have poor speech discrimination and wish to improve it. Some people, after their surgery, continue to keep the hearing they have, yet are able to hear better with both hearing aid/cochlear implant technology. Some people are very happy they made the decision to get the hybrid.
Our speaker, Ann-Marie Hennessey, a cochlear implant audiologist at Mass. Eye and Ear, is very knowledgeable. See the flier for more details: September Flyer
HLAA/Plymouth Information Cards Now Available
HLAA/Plymouth Website Information
Thank you to Rob Brodin, a senior at Rising Tide High School in Plymouth, for designing and maintaining our HLAA Plymouth Chapter website: hearinglossplymouth.org. Rob is teaching Linda Maloney, our website coordinator, how to keep it up-to-date.
HLAA Membership Information
HLAA no longer offers the 3 and 5 year memberships, so the new membership brochures reflect this. For HLAA membership information for those who wish to join, go to: HLAA Membership. The national website is hearingloss.org.
- September 22 – Free musical program at Hingham Public Library 3:00 – 4:45 pm:
A Life in Music, Lost & Found, My Journey as a Musician with Hearing Loss
with Betty Hauk
For 50 years, Betty enjoyed a rich and rewarding career as a professional violist—until the day she realized that she had to retire because of progressive hearing loss. For three years, she completely turned her back on music. In this “Talk & Play” presentation, she will tell the story of how various twists and turns led her back into sharing the joy of music while educating and advocating for those with hearing loss. Her talk will be punctuated by short musical selections on both violin and viola. The program is about one hour and includes Q&A at the end. Betty was recently featured in an NPR story about musicians and hearing loss: http://www.wbur.org/ hereandnow/2018/04/17/ classical-musicians-hearing- loss
- October 13, November 18 – Museum of Fine Arts Accessible Guided Tours
- October 13 – French Pastels
- November 18 – Native American Art
- October 20 – ALDA (Association of Late-Deafened Adults) member panel discussion, Successful Communication Strategies at the Lexington Public Library. See ALDABoston.org for details.
- October 25 – Frank Tripi, a chapter member who lives in Duxbury, is setting up for our chapter to have an informal luncheon on Thursday, October 25 in Duxbury. Details will be discussed at our September 26 meeting. If you’re interested in meeting others with a hearing loss in a quiet, relaxed setting, please let Frank at Frank Tripi.
- October 28 – Walk4Hearing (5K/3.1 miles)
To sign up as a walker or to donate, go to Walk4Hearing.The name of our team is the South Shore Strollers. This is a fun day for all ages not to be missed. You don’t have to walk – you’ll enjoy the beautiful Charles River in Boston. We need people, whether you walk or not, to get involved with this worthwhile cause!
Artesani Park Directions
1234 Soldiers Field Road
10:30 am Registration/Check-in
11:30 am Walk Starts
Walk Manager: Ann Rancourt (email@example.com)
- New Repertory Theatre, Watertown
1776 will be playing in the Mainstage Theater from November 30 – December 23. Discounted tickets for all 1776 performances are now available to members of ALDA and HLAA
- Trinity Repertory Theater, Providence, RI
Pride and Prejudice
Open Captioned: Sunday, October 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 17 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.
- American Repertory Theater
Purchase your tickets via phone at 617-547-8300, in person at our Ticket Services Office, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Black Clown
Audio Described: September 16 at 2:00 PM and September 21 at 7:30PM
Open Captioned: September 20 at 7:30 PM and September 23 at 2:00PM
- Boston Opera House, Boston
For more information, go to https://www.bostonoperahouse.com/buying-tickets/accessibility.asp.
Open Captioned Performances
Saturday, 9/22 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, 11/6 at 7:30pm
- Huntington Theatre, Boston
Open caption (OC) services will be provided at select performances for patrons with slight to profound hearing loss. During open captioned performances, an electronic text display is positioned to the side of the stage, which shows what the actors are saying or singing and describes sound effects on stage. Patrons are placed in select seats near the open caption board to ensure they can see both the stage and the caption board during the performance.Tickets are $20 for each patron with slight to profound hearing loss. To reserve tickets, please contact Access Coordinator Meg O’Brien at 617 273 1558 or email email@example.com.Partial support for open captioning provided by TDF.
Sherlock’s Last Case
October 11 and October 16, 2018
Romeo and Juliet
March 20 and March 26, 2019
June 23 and June 25, 2019