May 2018 – Better Speech and Hearing Month – Is a cochlear implant right for you?

 

Get together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA at the meeting.

Light refreshments will be served. There will be a 50/50 drawing – winner gets 50% of the money collected on tickets sold for the raffle – this could be your lucky day!!!

For more information contact Marla Peoples.
Phone:  714-400-7992
Email:  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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April 2018 – The Sam Simon Foundation and their hearing dogs program

Our next chapter meeting is Saturday, April 7, 2018

 

 

 

 

Dogs are more than canine companions – they can be trained to assist the deaf and hard-of-hearing (HOH) in public places or just in the home. Come find out about The Sam Simon Foundation and their hearing dogs program.

WHEN: Saturday, April 7, 2018
9:30 am – 11:30 am

WHERE: Mariposa Women’s and Family Center
812 W. Town & Country Rd, Bldg C
Orange, CA 92868
FREE PARKING JUST STEPS TO OUR MEETING ROOM
Map

Speaker – Barbara Velasquez, Assistance Dogs Program Manager/Instructor at The Sam Simon Foundation Assistance Dogs Program – she will speak about Assistance Dog Program for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Plus, how do you apply and what training is involved.

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. At the February meeting, Toni introduced us to Alexa. Wonder what the next item will be.

Light refreshments will be served. There will be a 50/50 drawing – winner gets 50% of the money collected on tickets sold for the raffle – this could be your lucky day!!! Meetings are looped and CART provided. Get-together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA.

For more information:
Marla Peoples at 714-400-7992 or Email: 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.


Sign up for Walk4Hearing –
Join our team Orange Hearos.

Saturday, June 9, 2018
9:00 am Registration/Check-in
10:00 am Walk starts (5K/3.1 miles)


2018 Upcoming Meeting Topics and Fundraising Events:

April 21
Kick-off for the Walk4Hearing

May 5
Better Speech and Hearing Month – Cochlear Americas. cochlear implant and processors

June 2
Kyle Riley – accommodations for the deaf and hard of hearing in viewing live productions at the Segerstrom Center located in Costa Mesa.

Saturday, June 9
Walk4Hearing, Long Beach

Join and/or Support Team Orange Hearos

July 7
Ali Eiler of AB on aural rehab using various applications

August 4
CI panel

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March 2018 – Fire Safety for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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

Fire Safety for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Orange City Fire Department will give a fire safety presentation designed for people with hearing loss.

The discussion will include information regarding specialized smoke alarm devices, how to use a fire extinguisher, as well as general safety guidelines for the home and business.

We will also discuss the Walk4Hearing details.

Date:                           Saturday, March 3, 2018
Speaker:                      Vince Anderson, Orange City Fire Department
Time:                          9:30 am – 11:30 am
Location:                    Mariposa Women & Family Center
812 W. Town & Country Road, Bldg C
Orange CA 92868
(FREE PARKING just steps from the meeting room)

Vince Anderson, Orange City Fire Department

Vince joined the City of Orange Fire Department in 2013 as a Fire Safety Specialist. He has worked with major construction projects including the Chapman University Musco Theater and the Keck Science and Technology Center, Outlets at Orange expansion, and the Watson’s Drug Store renovation. As Special Events Coordinator he serves as the Fire Department Liaison for events including the Orange International Street Fair, 3rd of July City Fireworks Display, Treats in the Streets and Tree Lighting Ceremony. He also serves at Coordinator for the Department’s Volunteer Fire Reserve program, as well as Secretary for the Orange County Fire Prevention Officer’s Association.

Coffee, water and light refreshments provided. 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

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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Long Beach Walk4Hearing • Saturday, June 9 • 10 a.m.

2018
Long Beach Walk4Hearing
Saturday, June 9
10 a.m.

City of Orange chapter
is looking for a Team Captain!
Lead our ‘Orange Crush’ team
to the finish line. Contact Marla.

Walk Details
Date:
Saturday, June 9, 2018

Schedule:
9 a.m. Registration/Check-in
10 a.m. Walk starts
(5K/3.1 miles)

Location:
Long Beach Marina – Green
386 E. Shoreline Drive
(between Shoreline Village Dr & Linden Ave)
Long Beach, CA

Walk Chair:
Marla Peoples
marla.peoples304@gmail.com

Long Beach Walk4Hearing FLYER

Long Beach Walk4Hearing WEBSITE Sign Up!

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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February 2018 – Understanding speech happens in the brain

Providing advocacy, education & support for OC’s deaf and hard of hearing

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

HLAA – The City of Orange Chapter Presents:

 

 

Mr. Gary Dorf’s presentation will focus on recent studies that deal with cognition and hearing loss. BrainHearing™ describes the approach that Oticon takes when creating solutions for those with hearing loss. It starts with the fundamental observation that speech understanding is a cognitive process – it happens in the brain.

Date:            Saturday, February 3, 2018
Speaker:    Gary Dorf, Au.D.
Time:           9:30 am – 11:30 am
Location:  Mariposa Women & Family Center
812 W. Town & Country Road, Building C
Orange, CA 92868
(FREE PARKING just steps from the meeting room)

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January 2018 – ADA and Disability Rights

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

ADA and Disability Rights

The presentation, effective communication under the ADA, includes disability discrimination law to help you:

  • Identify state and federal laws that protect people who are Deaf & hard of hearing from discrimination
  • Understand your right to effective communication when dealing with public entities and public accommodations (private businesses)
  • Act if you feel you have been discriminated against

Also in the presentation, we will have the opportunity to discuss what auxiliary aids and services mean and the responsibility of public entities to provide such aids and services. The responsibilities may differ among government run entities, private businesses, and covered entities. What is “necessary” varies based on factors and who has to pay for auxiliary aids? What to do if you are stopped by police?

Towards the end, we can talk about what to do if you are denied effective communication; filing a complaint with DOJ, DFEH, and other administrative complaints. Or filing suit in state of federal courts. The pros and cons in filing administrative complaints and filing suits in courts as well as statute of limitations for each sector.

Topic: ADA and Disability Rights
Date: Saturday, January 6, 2018
Speaker: Callie Frye
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Mariposa Women & Family Center
812 W. Town & Country Road, Building C
Orange, CA 92868
(FREE PARKING just steps from the meeting room)

Callie Frye
Sensory Disability MultiCultural Affairs Advocate
Disability Rights California
Legal Advocacy Unit

Callie Frye, the Sensory Disability advocate for Disability Rights California (DRC) in the Outreach unit, will be our presenter. DRC provides free legal services to individuals with disabilities. She has graduated with both BA and MA degrees in public service with an extensive experience in legal advocacy and training. Callie is very passionate about disability rights including communication access, inclusive and barrier-free education and freedom of discrimination.

Coffee, water and light refreshments provided. 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

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.

Photos from the Christmas party at Marie Callendar’s.

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December 2017 – 2 Events On The Same Day

Providing advocacy, education & support for OC’s deaf and hard of hearing

 

December Chapter Meeting

After the meeting, drive to Marie Callendar’s for the Christmas Party and OPTIONAL gift exchange! Information below.

Make sure you mail or deliver, in person, a check (or cash) for $12.00 per person before (or at the party) 12/2. Information below.

 

Christmas Party and OPTIONAL Gift Exchange
(bring a wrapped gift worth no more than $15.00)

Photos of past meetings 

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