TUESDAY MORNING MEETING & THURSDAY EVENING MEETING

Welcomes Guest Speaker Ava Barron-Shasho

"Life Coaching for People with Hearing Loss"

Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 10:30 AM - 12 Noon

Thursday, May 23, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Power of Change is in YOUR Hands

My approach to Life Coaching is based in the theory and research of Positive Psychology. Scientific studies show that we perform best when we are rewarded and acknowledged for our efforts. Individuals are more likely to feel happier when they are achieving their goals. Coaching helps you achieve your goals by identifying your strengths and using them to bring about change in your life.

Ava Barron-Shasho, MSW is a Life Coach who specializes in working with deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.  What is life coaching you may ask?  If you have ever felt unmotivated, frustrated or disorganized, life coaching sessions are a time to focus on you. Ava has her Masters in Social Work and a Bachelor's in Psychology and brings 20 years of counseling experience to her Life Coaching practice.  She works with individuals in the Baltimore area and across the country. Her philosophy of life is that change is ALWAYS possible!

THURSDAY EVENING MEETING

The ABC’s of Meniere’s Disease

Thursday, April 25, 2013

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Forty thousand new cases of Meniere's Disease occur annually. Most often the disease affects patients 40 - 60 years old.  The four major symptoms include vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus and aural fullness.  Symptoms vary greatly from patient to patient.  Please join us on April 25th, 2013 when Brian Kaplan, MD, F.A.C.S explains the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Meniere's Disease. 

Dr. Kaplan was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, attending Cornell University for his undergraduate education. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine, remaining at UVA to complete his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He served as Chief Resident before joining Ear, Nose & Throat Associates. Dr. Kaplan's past research interests have included hearing loss, chronic sinusitis, and facial reconstruction. He currently practices the full scope of ENT, with particular interest in pediatrics, otology, and sinus disease. Dr. Kaplan is Board Certified in Otolaryngology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and has been recognized as a "Top Doc" by Baltimore Magazine.

TUESDAY MORNING MEETING

April 16, 2013

10:30 AM-12:00 Noon

The Hearing and Speech Agency

5900 Metro Drive

Baltimore, Maryland 21215

410-318-6780

“A Delicate Balance: Navigating Life with a Hearing Loss”

by Marillyn Ball

Marillyn Ball, a confirmed urbanite, has lived for 30 years in Britain and has had many life experiences living with hearing loss to share. She performed “A Night of Marillyn” in San Diego a few years ago and enjoys public speaking. Since everyone experiences a different hearing loss, Marillyn wants to hear about YOUR experience as well!


March Evening Meeting

www.hasa.org

HLAA Working for You: Hot Topics in Advocacy

Thursday, March 28, 2013

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

The Hearing and Speech Agency

5900 Metro Drive

Baltimore, MD 21215

410-318-6780

Ms. Hamlin has been recognized with a National Oticon Focus on People Award, a Spirit of SHHH Award and the F. Michael Taff Award from the Human Rights Commission of Rockville, MD.   Please join us for this informative session. 

Guest Speaker: Lise Hamlin 

We are very happy to welcome Lise Hamlin from the National Office of HLAA.  Lise will speak about the many things theHearing Loss Association has been working on as your advocate in the nation’s Capitol. Learn what’s new and what the future holds for HLAA’s advocacy initiatives and how they impact you.  She will discuss efforts on affordable hearing health care as well as HLAA work with the FCC on issues ranging from HAC mobile phones, captioned telephones, captions over the Internet and television and emergency alerting.

Lise joined the Hearing Loss Association of America’s (HLAA) national staff as director of public policy and state development in April 2008. She represents HLAA on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Network, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance, the Hearing Aid Tax Credit Coalition and the Friends of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus. In addition, Ms. Hamlin has made numerous presentations and workshops on issues related to access for people with hearing loss. She has authored several articles for HLAA and TDI on both emergency preparedness and on access issues for people with hearing loss.

March Morning Meeting



Tuesday, March 19, 2012

King's Speech

2010 (R) 1hr 58m    CAPTIONED

 

Britain's King George VI struggles with an embarrassing stutter for years until he seeks help from unorthodox Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue in this biographical drama that chalked up multiple Academy Awards, including Best Picture

February Morning Meeting

410-318-6780                                                                                                 www.hasa.org

Trouble Hearing on the phone? Learn about CaptionCall 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

10:30 AM -12:00 N

The Hearing and Speech Agency

5900 Metro Drive

Baltimore, MD 21215

Not only is the sound amplified, but the other party’s words are captioned for you to read….

 CaptionCall Guest Speaker

 Anthony W. James“Anthony Jones is a dedicated employee of Caption Call working as both a Caption Call Trainer and a Company Partner Representative. His  focus is on bringing joy and comfortably back to communicating on the phone. Possessing a background in Business Management and as an IT Specialist, he uses those skills to enrich people's lives and bring Caption Call into thousands of homes across the east coast.” Anthony W. James, CaptionCall Trainer
202-803-3331 / Fax: 301-292-1118 /www.captioncall.com

For more information: E-mail: 443-955-5544

January Evening Meeting

www.hasa.org

Maryland Legislation – Talk to

 

the Right People

 Thursday, January 24, 2013

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

The Hearing and Speech Agency

5900 Metro Drive

Baltimore, MD 21215

410-318-6780

Guest Speaker: Beth Wiseman 

Please come and welcome Beth Wiseman - one of our new Board members for HLA-GBC.  Beth will share exciting information about what is coming up in the legislative process and what bills are important for people who are Hard of Hearing.

 

Beth, with her strong interest in legislation and in helping seniors, has become a self-made expert on how to get legislatures interested in bills that help this population.  She believes that if you want something accomplished, you must get the legislators to understand the need.

 

For ten years Beth has worked and with Baltimore County Association of Senior Citizens Organizations, Inc (BCASCO).  During that time, she has successfully advocated for seniors by teaching our legislatures about important issues for this population.   In addition to submitting testimony on many Bills, Beth meets with Baltimore County State legislators several times a year.

 

Now that Beth has joined the Board on HLA-GBC, she is developing an Advocacy List for people that are Hard of Hearing.  Beth will teach us the process of a Bill and how easy it is to contact our legislators who very much want to hear from our Hearing Loss Greater Baltimore Chapter.

 

 

Hearing Loss Association of Greater Baltimore Chapter meetings are free and open to the public.  Captioning, Assistive Listening Devices and sign language interpretation are provided at evening meetings, whenever possible.

November Evening Meeting


Maryland Relay/MAT Program

Thursday, November 15, 2012

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

The Hearing and Speech Agency

5900 Metro Drive

Baltimore, MD 21215

410-318-6780

www.hasa.org

Guest Speaker: Tracie D. Reaver

The Greater Baltimore Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association is happy to have Tracie D. Reaver as our November speaker.  Tracie is the Maryland Relay Outreach Coordinator.  She has spoken to our group before and provides current and very helpful information about special telephone services for the hard of hearing.

Maryland Relay is a free public service that provides Captioned Telephone Services (CTS) to enable individuals with hearing or speech loss to stay independent on the telephone.

CTS (Captioned Telephone Services) are for people who are hard of hearing or deaf and have understandable speech.  This service enables them to communicate on a special amplified phone with the support of captions.

Maryland Accessible Telecommunications distributes free amplified and captioned phones, ring signalers, TTYs and the other assistive devices to qualified applicants who have difficulty using a standard telephone.

October Evening Meeting



 

Update on Cochlear Implants and

The Listening Center at Johns Hopkins

 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

 

The Hearing and Speech Agency

5900 Metro Drive

Baltimore, MD 21215



Dr. John K. Niparko is the George T. Nager Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and directs the Division of Otology, Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery at Johns Hopkins. He is the director of The Listening Center at Johns Hopkins, a multidisciplinary program of deafness rehabilitation.

 

Dr. Niparko has been the Principal Investigator in many important studies including one involved with Evidence Development of cochlear implants in seniors sponsored by the center for Medicare and Medicaid Services commencing in 2012

 

Dr.Niparko received the Goldstein Public Service Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery in 2000 in recognition of international outreach in training providers of hearing care, the Pride in the Profession Award from the American Medical Association in 2001, and the Deafness Research Foundation’s Hearing Science Award for 2002. He has been named to the Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngolicum Amictiae Sacrum Honorary Society and was awarded the Professor’s Award for both Basic Science and Clinical Teaching at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2007. He currently serves as the Editor in ChiefOtology & Neurotology.

 

Dr. Niparko was a Board Member of HLAA and has spoken at many of the HLAA National conferences. Most importantly Dr. Niparko has advocated for the people that are hard of hearing his entire career and has been instrumental in making all of our lives better in some way.

 

We are so happy to have him again this year as a monthly speaker in our local chapter.

October Morning Meeting


"Coping with Hearing Loss"

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

10:30AM - Noon

 

 

The Hearing and Speech Agency

5900 Metro Drive

Baltimore, MD 21215

410-318-6780



Guest Speaker: Dr. John Niparko

 

Dr. John K. Niparko is the George T. Nager Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and directs the Division of Otology, Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery at Johns Hopkins. He is the director of The Listening Center at Johns Hopkins, a multidisciplinary program of deafness rehabilitation.

 

Dr. Niparko has been the Principal Investigator in many important studies including one involved with Evidence Development of cochlear implants in seniors sponsored by the center for Medicare and Medicaid Services commencing in 2012

 

Dr.Niparko received the Goldstein Public Service Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery in 2000 in recognition of international outreach in training providers of hearing care, the Pride in the Profession Award from the American Medical Association in 2001, and the Deafness Research Foundation’s Hearing Science Award for 2002. He has been named to the Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngolicum Amictiae Sacrum Honorary Society and was awarded the Professor’s Award for both Basic Science and Clinical Teaching at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2007. He currently serves as the Editor in ChiefOtology & Neurotology.

 

Dr. Niparko was a Board Member of HLAA and has spoken at many of the HLAA National conferences. Most importantly Dr. Niparko has advocated for the people that are hard of hearing his entire career and has been instrumental in making all of our lives better in some way.

 

We are so happy to have him again this year as a monthly speaker in our local chapter.

September Morning Meeting

HLAA—Greater Baltimore Chapter Meeting 

What’s new and good in Maryland? 

*Wrap-up of the 2012 Legislative Session in Maryland  
*What to expect when Congress is back in session  
*Tips for self-advocacy  
*ODHH’s 4th Annual Legislative Awareness Day

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 10:30 AM—Noon
HASA Board Room
Hearing and Speech Agency 5
900 Metro Drive Baltimore, MD 21215


Julie Anne Schafer, Esq. Deputy Director
 

Julie Anne Schafer has over a decade of education and experience related to
communication access for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf blind individuals.
She has been the Deputy Director of the
Governor’s Office of the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing (ODHH) since May 2009.
Prior to that, she served at the Office’s Communications
and Special Projects
Coordinator and the Senior Staff Assistant.
Ms. Schafer coordinates all of the Office’s legislative efforts
and serves as the agencies expert on laws and policies
related to individuals with hearing loss.

A University of Baltimore Law School Alumnus,
she dedicated her clinic work
to representing clients at the National Association of the Deaf.
She is a Member of the American Bar Association
and the Maryland State Bar.

 

September 2012 Evening Meeting



TOWN HALL MEETING

Hosted by:

The Hearing Loss Association

of Greater Baltimore

and

The Hearing and Speech Agency of Baltimore

Presented by:

The Governor’s Office
of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Thursday, September 27, 2012 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

HASA
5900 Metro Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215

Please join us for a Town Hall Meeting in recognition of Deaf Awareness Week!

ODHH will offer a brief presentation about the work we do to serve the community.

Find out what’s happening!
Preview information for our Legislative Awareness Day 2013 and take this opportunity to voice your concerns
and ask your questions!

Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Hearing Loss Association of Greater Baltimore Hearing and Speech Agency of Baltimore



          News

The Hearing Loss Association of America of Greater Baltimore (HLAA-GBC).

 

The chapter meets serveral times a year. Hearing loss meetings open to the public, as well as a summer picnic and winter holiday party.

 

Hearing loss meetings are held throughout the year, except for December, July, and August. 

 Please see our calendar for details.

 



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