CHAPTER MEETINGS 

 

 

The Spring 2020 programs include:

 

January 16
Presenter: Trudy Merl. 
Topic: Our second annual bookclub meeting.  
Members of the chapter will discuss books and a few movies related to hearing loss.  If time permits, contact Trudy Merl if you would like to review a book or movie related to hearing loss.


February 20
Presenters: Jacob Landis, Founder, Jacob's Ride for Hearing  and Rebecca Niner - Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Topic: Out of Darkness: The Co

nnection between Hearing Loss, Mental Health, and Substance Use Disorder. What Can We Do?

Most of us with hearing loss understand the mental health issues surrounding hearing loss. Depression, anxiety, feelings of isolation, increased stress due to having to work harder are all struggles that we talk about. But we dont always talk about how those struggles are also associated with much higher rates of drug and alcohol use. In this presentation, Jacob and Rebecca will shed some light on a timely issue as well as offer hope and helpful solutions. If you or a loved one is struggling, please know: Youre not alone. Many of us have been there and we need to talk about it. 

 

March 19

Presenter: Les Greenberg 

Topic: Hearing Assistive Technology

Les Greenberg will teach us about an assortment of hearing assistive technology to help people with hearing and communication needs at home, work, school, and in the community.

 

April 23--Topic to be announced

 

May  21--Topic to be announced

 

June 25

Topic: Elections, Highlights of the 2020 national HLAA Convention in New Orleans (June 18-21), and a Party!

 

Morning Meetings:

Tuesday May 12--Topic to be announced

 

Meetings will resume in September for the 2020 through 2021 sessions.  

 

 

 

Auditorium is looped, with captioning, Assistive Listening

Devices and sign language interpretation

provided whenever possible.

 

 

 

Board Room is Looped and Sign Language Interpretation

is provided whenever possible.

 

 

 

 

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HLAA Greater Baltimore Chapter meetings are geared towards providing a nurturing environment for people with an interest in hearing loss to come together.  We discuss topics related to hearing loss such as:

  • coping skills related to dealing with hearing loss 
  • advocacy for hearing loss 
  • resources such as hearing assistive technology
  • books and movies related to hearing loss

Let us know if you are interested in a related topic and we will see if we can address it, too.  

 

We strive to provide a friendly, supportive community where we can discuss topics related to hearing loss, and where we can share common interests, cocerns and build friendships.  

 

To help everyone to participate in the meetings, there is a hearing loop for people using hearing aids and cochlear implants equipped with a telecoil to hear what is being said.  There is also real-time, open captioning so people can read what is being said.  We can also provide American Sign Language (ASL) signing if an ASL interpreter is requested at least two weeks before a meeting.  Please email info@hearinglossbaltimore.org to request ASL interpretation.  

 

There is ample free parking available both in front of and in back of the building where we meet.

 

We meet monthly from September through May.  With a few exceptions, meetings are on the third Thursday evening of the month and occasionally on a Tuesday morning.  Sign up for our mailing list or check our website here to find out the dates and topics of our meetings.  

 

Meetings begin at 6:00pm for meet and greet, and some light snacks.  The programs begin at approximately 6:30pm, and end at 7:45pm.

 

Please come and join us.  You will find kindred spirits here to share your story, and to learn information, advice and coping skills related to hearing loss.


The Spring 2020 programs include:

January 16
Presenter: Trudy Merl. 
Topic: Our second annual bookclub meeting.  
Members of the chapter will discuss books and a few movies related to hearing loss.  If time permits, contact Trudy Merl if you would like to review a book or movie related to hearing loss.


February 20
Presenters: Jacob Landis, Founder, Jacob's Ride for Hearing  and Rebecca Niner - Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Topic: Out of Darkness: The Co

nnection between Hearing Loss, Mental Health, and Substance Use Disorder. What Can We Do?

Most of us with hearing loss understand the mental health issues surrounding hearing loss. Depression, anxiety, feelings of isolation, increased stress due to having to work harder are all struggles that we talk about. But we dont always talk about how those struggles are also associated with much higher rates of drug and alcohol use. In this presentation, Jacob and Rebecca will shed some light on a timely issue as well as offer hope and helpful solutions. If you or a loved one is struggling, please know: Youre not alone. Many of us have been there and we need to talk about it. 

 

March 19

Presenter: Les Greenberg 

Topic: Hearing Assistive Technology

Les Greenberg will teach us about an assortment of hearing assistive technology to help people with hearing and communication needs at home, work, school, and the community.

 

April 23--Topic to be announced

 

May  21--Topic to be announced

 

June 25

Topic: Elections, Highlights of the 2020 national HLAA Convention in New Orleans (June 18-21), and a Party!

 

Morning Meetings:

Tuesday May 12--

Topic to be announced

 

Meetings will resume in September for the 2020 through 2021 sessions.  

 

 

 

Auditorium is looped, with captioning, Assistive Listening

Devices and sign language interpretation

provided whenever possible.

 

 

 

Board Room is Looped and Sign Language Interpretation

is provided whenever possible.

 

 

 

 

.


 



   

 

   

   

 

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