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April 17, 2018
Roleplaying and Communication Strategies
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 10:30am-12pm
At the Hearing & Speech Agency (HASA)
5900 Metro Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
For directions, please call 410.318.6780 or check www.hasa.org
Have you ever wondered how to handle a situation that you were unsure of? Well, come and join the fun as we encounter scenarios.
Plenty of laughter to be had!
Be sure to check our chapter website at www.hearinglossbaltimore.org
for additional information.
Questions? Contact Missy O’Neill at missyhla@gmail.com
HLAA/GBC meetings are free and open to the public. There is ample free parking.
Assistive listening devices are provided at all meetings.
Meetings are cancelled if Baltimore City Schools are closed.
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March 6th, 2018 Events!
Join us for an informal discussion on
Hearing Loss and Relationships with People
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
10:30 AM-12:00 Noon
At the Hearing and Speech Agency (HASA)
5900 Metro Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
For directions, please call 410.318.6780 or check www.hasa.org
Guest Speaker: Margaret Widner-Kolberg, BSN, MHA
Nurse, Teacher, Author, Consultant
Maryland State Chapter Coordinator, HLAA
Past President, HLAA,GBC
Hearing Loss Support Specialist
 find out how to improve communication with family members and friends
 strengthen bonds with family, friends, and loved ones
 suggestions for better conversation every day
 effective technique rules to help ourselves and others improve communication
 how to introduce this issue to & with family members and friends
Margaret Widner-Kolber
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March 22, 2018 Events
IT BEEN POSTPONE TILL SEPT!

Learn How NEW TECHNOLOGY Can
Assist You – Amplify Your Hearing –
and Alert You to Important Sounds!

THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
At the Hearing & Speech Agency (HASA)
5900 Metro Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
For directions, please call 410.318.6780 or check www.hasa.org


Guest Speaker: Erin Swann, Assistive Technology Specialist
Maryland Technology Assistance Program (MDTAP)


In addition to hearing aids and cochlear implants for adults with hearing disabilities and deafness, there are many new assistive listening devices constantly being developed. Join us as Erin Swann explains and demonstrates how these helpful devices can make us more comfortable and safer at work, at home, and while spending time with friends and family. Come see the de
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Feb 22, 2018 Flier
Jenny Curran



THURSDAY, February 22, 2018, 6 – 8 P.M.

Hearing and Speech Agency (HASA)
5900 Metro Drive Baltimore, MD 21215
In the Seton Business Park at Wabash Ave. & Northern Parkway
For directions, please call 410.318.6780 or check www.hasa.org

Do you, or someone you know, have difficulty using a standard telephone? The Maryland Accessible Telecommunications (MAT) program may offer the solution you’re looking for. Maryland Relay is a free public service that allows people, unable to use a standard telephone, to both make and receive calls. Maryland Accessible Telecommunications (MAT) distributes State provided devices to qualified applicants. Apply today to see if you qualify for state-issued equipment! Maryland Relay is here to keep you connected with assistive calling solut
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     WALK4HEARING  2017!

WALK4HEARING!
WALK4HEARING 2017!
Walk Details
Date
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Schedule
9 a.m. Registration/Check-in
10 a.m. Walk Starts
(5K/3.1 miles)
Location
Cameron Run Regional Park
4001 Eisenhower Ave
Alexandria, VA
Directions
Walk Chairs
Ann Rancourt
arancourt@hearingloss.org
Ronnie Adler
radler@hearingloss.org
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                          CALL FOR ACTION!

 

Step up for better communication access. Take action and raise awareness!

  1. Show your support for the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017, [S. 670 or HR1652].Find out why this helps all people with hearing loss. Let people know about it on social media. Use #CommAccess and #HLAA4OTC.
  2. Advocate on your own behalf. For example, request a captioning device at the movie theater or get a captioned telephone. Here’s a list of suggestions to help you get started.
  3. Share this Communications Tip Card with family, friends, and co-workers to help others understand how to better communicate with you.

Whatever you do, post what you did on social media. Take a selfie or send a message and use#CommAccess! (Add #HLAA4OTC for supporting the OTC Bill.)

OTC Hearing Aid Bill

photo of U.S Capitol, Write Your Congressman to Support OTC

At the Movies

photo of young adults holding up a signe to request a captioning device at a movie theater

With Family/Friends

photo of a group of people with a sign saying we ask others to face us and slow down when they speak
BARBARA KELLEY
We are honored to welcome the leader of the “Number One consumer-focused organization for people with hearing loss,” the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). Please join us for an inspiring evening with Barbara Kelley, Executive Director of HLAA, our chapter’s parent organization.
Her talk is titled
“SAYING YES TO THE FUTURE!”
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017, 6 – 8 P.M.
at the
Hearing and Speech Agency (HASA)
5900 Metro Drive Baltimore, MD 21215
In the Seton Business Park at Wabash Ave. & Northern Parkway
For directions, please call 410.318.6780 or check www.hasa.org
Barbara Kelley has played a significant role in the growth and development of HLAA, beginning with editing the first issues of the SHHH Journal some 28 years ago, a publication which today is the award winning H
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Oct Events!
HASA: Supporting Communication in Baltimore since 1926
Have you heard of the Hearing and Speech Agency (HASA)? Join us to learn about this amazing local institution that has been helping children and adults with hearing loss and deafness for over 90 years! Among HASA’s current offerings are educational, clinical, audiological and American Sign Language interpretation services. Perhaps one of these services could be of help to you.
Guest Speaker: Cecilia Ward, Au.D., CCC-A, Audiologist
Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
In the HASA Board Room at: Hearing and Speech Agency (HASA)
5900 Metro Drive Baltimore, MD 21215
In the Seton Business Park at Wabash Ave. & Northern Parkway For directions, please call 410.318.6780 or check www.hasa.org
Be sure to check our website at www.heari
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2 Sept events!
WELCOME!
…and welcome back…to friends old and new!
Come join us and share your hearing-related concerns and issues in an open and friendly atmosphere. You might get some ideas on communicating better with friends, family members, and work colleagues!
Come to one or both of HLAA-GBC’s 2 September meetings
and find out how others like you are coping with hearing loss.
Let’s share our successes, too!
Both meetings will be held at:
Hearing and Speech Agency (HASA)
5900 Metro Drive Baltimore, MD 21215
For directions, please call 410.318.6780 or check www.hasa.org
THURSDAY, September 14, 2017 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
In the HASA Auditorium
Questions? Contact Carrie Nicholsen at cnicholsen@msn.com
TUESDAY, September 26, 2017 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 NOON
In the HASA Conference Room
Questions? Need
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             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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