November 2017 – Hearing Loss Solutions For Airplane Travel

Accessibility Issues & Solutions for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

When Traveling by Commercial Airlines

Come learn what accessibilities are available to you when traveling by commercial airline as a person who is deaf or hard-of-hearing from our speaker, Mr. Lawrence Rolon – ADA Coordinator for the Office of Disability Services – Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). He will provide an overview of air travel as it impacts persons who may be reluctant to fly, as well as information on services available at the airport, and traveler’s rights under the Air Carrier Access Act. Mr. Rolon works with airline partners on disability related issues that impact the entire airport community and works with airlines to address and resolve traveler complaints received by the disability office. He works with disability communities to identify ways of improving access, public education about available services, disabled air traveler rights, addressing public concerns about accessibility and air travel. Most recently Mr. Rolon worked with the autism community and airline partners on ways to make air travel less stressful for families with autism. He developed the Autism Self-Identification Program along with families with autism, airlines, and airport police; to defuse potential incidents when a person with autism is experiencing a breakdown.

WHEN
Saturday, 11/4/17

TIME
9:30a.m. To 11:30a.m.

WHERE
Mariposa Women & Family Center
812 W. Town & Country Rd, Bldg C
Orange, CA 92868
(FREE PARKING just steps from the meeting room

 

 

Larry Rolon, Speaker

 

Coffee and water, along with light refreshments, will be served.

There will be a SPECIAL RAFFLE for a $50 gift certificate towards a hearing accessible item from WCI. In addition, we will have our 50/50 raffle – winner gets 50% of the money collected on tickets sold for the raffle – this could be your lucky day!!!

There will be an after-meeting, get-together for lunch close by – to be determined at the meeting. Come join friends who understand the challenges of living with hearing loss.

For more information: Email Marla Peoples at hlaa.cityoforange@gmail.com
or visit us at www.hearinglosscoo.org

The Hearing Loss Association of America – City of Orange Chapter (HLAA-COO) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that provides information, education, support and advocacy for people with hearing loss, their families and friends.  Your donations to our chapter are tax deductible.

2 Upcoming Events!

December 2 Chapter Meeting – Discover which are the best phones to use if you have hearing loss
More info http://wp.me/p5y2Zb-kt

 

December 2 Christmas Party – must mail $12.00 postdated by 11/28/2017 to reserve your spot.
More info http://wp.me/p5y2Zb-k8

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December 2017 – Phones for Hearing Loss

What are the best phones if you have hearing loss? Come and find out!

 

 

Roberta Smith of the California Telephone Access Program will give us information on the latest phones and phone accessories available for people with hearing loss.

CHAPTER MEETING – Saturday, December 2, 2017
TIME – 9:30 am – 11:30 am
LOCATION
Mariposa Women and Family Center
812 W. Town and Country Road, Building C, Orange, CA 92868
(FREE PARKING just steps from the meeting room)

Click here for map: https://goo.gl/maps/DGT3ExGg4U72

After the meeting we will depart at 11:30 and meet at Marie Callendar’s on Grand Avenue in Santa Ana for our annual Christmas Holiday celebration.

For more information contact Marla Peoples at hlaa.cityoforange@gmail.com
or visit us at www.hearinglosscoo.org

This meeting is supported by CART and a Hearing Loop System that sends every spoken word directly into your hearing device that has a t-coil.

The Hearing Loss Association of America – City of Orange Chapter (HLAA-COO) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that provides information, education, support and advocacy for people with hearing loss, their families and friends. Your donations to our chapter are tax deductible.

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December 2017 – Christmas Party, Dec. 2

It’s Party Time
and You’re Invited!

An Invitation To the HLAA City of Orange Christmas Party

Come one and all for a festive holiday meal with friends of the HLAA-City of Orange Chapter

WHEN:  Saturday, DECEMBER 2, 2017
12 NOON TO 2 PM
(Directly following the 12/2/17 chapter meeting)

WHERE:  Marie Callendar’s
1821 N. Grand Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
http://www.mariecallenders.com/locations#

COST:  $12.00 PER PERSON

YOU MUST MAIL $12.00 check postdated BEFORE 11/28/2017
TO: 
HLAA-COO, 1223 E. Jacaranda Ave, Orange, 92867

Upon receiving your $12.00, this will be your Paid Reservation for the Christmas Party.

When you arrive at Marie Callendar’s you will order off the menu.

There will be a fun gift exchange – bring an inexpensive, wrapped gift to play the gift exchange game.

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October 2017 – Clinical audiologist with hearing loss

Meet Dr. Kristi Panek – clinical audiologist with hearing loss

Come to the HLAA City of Orange October meeting for an uplifting presentation by Dr. Kristi Panek. Dr. Panek will be discussing her life story as a child with progressive hearing loss, her life struggles, and receiving a cochlear implant. She will also add in some educational information about the stages of grief, general information about hearing loss and hearing aids, and also some basic information on cochlear implantation.

Kristi Panek, Au.D., is a clinical audiologist who joined Orange County Physicians’ Hearing Services (OCPHS) in August 2013. She received her BA degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from San Diego State University, and her Doctorate in Audiology from A. T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. Dr. Panek completed her 4th year clinical externship at the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles.

WHERE:   Mariposa Women and Family Center
812 W. Town and Country Road, Building C
Orange, CA 92868
(FREE PARKING just steps from the meeting room)

Click here for map: https://goo.gl/maps/DGT3ExGg4U72

WHEN:     Saturday, October 7, 2017
9:30 a.m. To 11:30 a.m.

We will also discuss the outcome of the HLAA Technology Expo that was held on September 17.

COFFEE WILL BE SERVED along with light refreshments. There will be a 50/50 raffle – winner gets 50% of the money collected on tickets sold for the raffle – this could be your lucky day!!! There will be an after meeting get together for lunch close by – to be determined at the meeting.

Join friends who understand the challenges of living with hearing loss.

For more information contact Marla Peoples at hlaa.cityoforange@gmail.com

The Hearing Loss Association of America – City of Orange Chapter (HLAA-COO) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that provides information, education, support and advocacy for people with hearing loss, their families and friends. Your donations to our chapter are tax deductible.

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September 2017 – Questions and Answers

Let’s RAP….. Dr. Brad Ingrao, AuD

 

 

Let’s RAP…..

Dr. Brad Ingrao, AuD – Clinical Audiologist at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System (and our chapter’s professional advisor) will moderate a RAP session for this month’s chapter meeting. Be prepared to RAP about hearing loss and share your story among friends who know how difficult living with hearing loss can be.

WHERE – Mariposa Women and Family Center
812 W Town & Country Road, Bldg C
Orange, CA  92868
(FREE PARKING just steps from the meeting room)
Click here for map: https://goo.gl/maps/DGT3ExGg4U72

WHEN – Saturday, September 2, 2017
9:30am to 11:30am

***NEW AT MONTHLY MEETINGS BEGINNING SEPT. 2, 2017***
Tech Corner with Toni Barrient” – Toni will share a device or technology source of value to people with hearing loss and give a brief demo.
We will also discuss the upcoming HLAA Hearing Loss Tech Expo to be held on September 17 from 1pm-4pm in Torrance – we need volunteers to help out – see Marla Peoples for details.

BYOC (Bring your own coffee). Light refreshments will be served.
Special Raffle – HearAll Cell Phone Amplifier donated by Gail Olson-everyone present has a chance to WIN. In addition, there will be a 50/50 raffle – winner gets 50% of the money collected on tickets sold for the raffle – this could be your lucky day!!! There will be an after meeting get together for lunch close by – to be determined at the meeting.

For more information contact Marla Peoples at hlaa.cityoforange@gmail.com
or visit us at www.hearinglosscoo.org

This meeting is supported by CART and a Hearing Loop System that sends every spoken word directly into your hearing device that has a t-coil.

The Hearing Loss Association of America – City of Orange Chapter (HLAA-COO) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that provides information, education, support and advocacy for people with hearing loss, their families and friends. Your donations to our chapter are tax deductible.

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September 2017 – Tech Expo, Torrance CA

Learn about the latest products and services for people with hearing loss

The Hearing Loss Association of America, California State Association (HLAA-CA) is hosting a hearing loss tech expo on Sunday, September 17, 2017, in Torrance, California, for attendees to learn about the latest products and services for people with hearing loss. The expo will be open to the public, free of charge, and will be promoted through the HLAA-CA newsletter, HLAA-CA website, participating HLAA chapters in Southern California, hearing professionals, and several other avenues.

Register to attend, free of charge, by clicking here.

Attendance is free. Complimentary reusable attendee tote bags stuffed with valuable information will be distributed to attendees. Complimentary refreshments will be served. People with hearing loss, their families, and their friends are welcome. Hearing professionals are also welcome.

Tech Expo 2017 Venue
Sunday, September 17, 2017, 1-4 PM
Ken Miller Recreation Center
Torrance Cultural Arts Center
3330 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90503

Tech Expo Gold Sponsor
Clarity
Tech Expo Exhibitors
Advanced Bionics, California Academy of Audiology (CAA), California Telephone Access Program (CTAP), CapTel Outreach, CaptionCall, Clarity, ClearCaptions, ClearSounds Communications, Cochlear Americas, Connect Hearing, Department of Rehabilitation, Envoy Medical Corporation, General Technologies, Hearing Now USA, HLAA-CA and HLAA Chapters, InnoCaption, NeoSensory, Oticon, OTOjOY, Serene Innovations
Tech Expo Sponsors
ClearSounds Communications, Cochlear Americas, Envoy Medical Corporation, General Technologies, Hamilton Relay, NeoSensory, OTOjOY

More Information
For more information, email expo2017@hearinglossca.org, or click here.

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August 2017 – Over the Counter Hearing Aids

Speaker:  Bob Rennie – Vice Chairperson, HLAA City of Orange Chapter

Come to the HLAA City of Orange August meeting for information on a very hot topic – over-the-counter hearing aids. The presentation will include what is an Over-the Counter Hearing Aid (OTC); What are PSAPs?; Why is HLAA supporting OTC Hearing Aids?; HLAA Fact Sheet in Support of Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids; Where we are and where we are headed on this issue.

Bob Rennie is currently the Vice Chairperson for the City of Orange Chapter of HLAA.  He has been a member of HLAA since the SHHH days.  He has been President of the prior Orange County Chapter of HLAA on two separate terms.  Bob worked for many years for the IRS and retired just a few years ago.  He and his wife Bonnie are active in many community organizations one of which is Sertoma.  Bob has been instrumental in obtaining donations for our chapter from his Sertoma group, for which we are very grateful.

Come join friends who understand the challenges of living with hearing loss.

WHERE:   Mariposa Women & Family Center
812 W. Town & Country Road, Building C
Orange, CA 92868
(FREE PARKING just steps from the meeting room)

Click here for map: https://goo.gl/maps/DGT3ExGg4U72

WHEN:     Saturday, August 5, 2017
9:30a.m. To 11:30a.m.

BYOC and water (Bring your own coffee and water).  Light refreshments will be served. There will be a 50/50 raffle – winner gets 50% of the money collected on tickets sold for the raffle – this could be your lucky day!!!  There will be an after meeting get together for lunch close by – to be determined at the meeting.

For more information contact Marla Peoples at hlaa.cityoforange@gmail.com

This meeting is supported by CART and a Hearing Loop System that sends every spoken word directly into your hearing device that has a t-coil.

The Hearing Loss Association of America – City of Orange Chapter (HLAA-COO) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that provides information, education, support and advocacy for people with hearing loss, their families and friends.  Your donations to our chapter are tax deductible.

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