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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June 2017 – Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants

Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants –
What’s the difference? Why do aural rehab?

Speaker:  Meghan Crimmins, Au.D., CCC-A, Clinical Specialist – Southwest Region

Come to the HLAA City of Orange June meeting for an explanation. The presentation will include the topics of: what is the difference between a hearing aid and a cochlear implant? A technology update for cochlear implants with a focus on Advanced Bionics Naida Q90 and the new Phonak Naida Link. We will also go over the importance of aural rehabilitation and available resources.

Meghan Crimmins, Au.D., received her Doctorate of Audiology degree from Rush University in Chicago, IL. She has over ten years of experience providing direct services to individuals with hearing loss. Meghan has been with Advanced Bionics since 2014- she provides on-site clinical support, product training, initial activations, and assistance with clinical management of difficult cases. Prior to her current position, Meghan worked at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and obtained 6 years of programming experience, specializing in programming patients with atypical anatomy. Meghan happily moved from the windy city with her family to California three years ago. She loves the sunshine and the availability of outdoor activities all year round for her three young boys!

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, June 3, 2017
9:30a.m. To 11:30a.m.

We will also discuss the Long Beach Walk4Hearing to be held on June 10, 2017 – NEXT WEEKEND–at the Marina Green Park in Long Beach – our chapter’s team is Orange Crush.

BYOC (Bring your own coffee). 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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May 2017 – Questions and Answers

Q & A with Dr Brad Ingrao

Speaker: Brad Ingrao, AuD – Clinical Audiologist at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System – specializes in basic and advanced (Cochlear Implant, Vestibular, Electrophysiology) clinical audiology with an emphasis on Veterans with severe to profound hearing and auditory impairment.

Dr. Ingrao spoke at one of our chapter meetings last year on “It’s Not Your Grandmother’s Hearing Loss”. He is a popular speaker at several of the Southern California HLAA Chapters. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Ingrao as a professional advisor for the City of Orange Chapter of HLAA.

Bring your questions about hearing loss, audiograms, hearing aids, assistive listening devices, communication strategies, cochlear implants, music and hearing loss — and ALL THAT JAZZ.

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, May 6, 2017
9:30a.m. To 11:30a.m.

We will also discuss the Long Beach Walk4Hearing to be held on June 10, 2017 at the Marina Green Park in Long Beach – our chapter has Team Orange Crush. If you have not yet joined a team please consider joining ours and collecting donations for the walk. Volunteers are still needed for registration – see Marla Peoples, Co-Chair for the Long Beach Walk4Hearing.

BYOC (Bring your own coffee). 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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April 2017 – Hearing aids alone are not enough

Improve Your Hearing • Electronic Acoustic Stimulation

Come to the next meeting of the HLAA, City of Orange Chapter on April 1 (April Fool’s Day – no fooling!!) for an informative presentation by Lyra Repplinger MS, Senior Consumer Outreach Manager of the West Region for Med-EL – a cochlear implant manufacturer.  She will provide information on the EAS (Electric Acoustic Stimulation) Hearing Implant System which is a combination of two technologies designed to meet this specific need.

 

WHEN:      Saturday, April 1, 2017
**NEW TIME**
9:30am to 11:30am

WHERE:    *** NEW MEETING PLACE***
812 W. Town & Country Rd, Bldg C
Orange, CA  92868

FREE PARKING JUST STEPS FROM OUR MEETING ROOM

Another NEW meeting tidbit – BYOC (bring your own coffee) – we will still provide light refreshments and water. 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.

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

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NEW MEETING LOCATION AND TIME • starting April 1, 2017

HLAA City of Orange has exciting news.
NEW MEETING LOCATION AND TIME.
Hope you can make it!
Meeting information to follow.

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March 4: Coping Skills for Hearing Loss

Learn how to navigate life with coping skills for hearing loss


Speaker: Pamela Mang, LMFT – She will tell her personal story, speak on coping with invisible and communication disability as well as hearing loss and mental health.

Pamela Mang became profoundly deaf 20 years ago resulting from illness during pamela-mangpregnancy.  She has been involved in the Deaf Community for over 30 years.  She earned a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy at Hope International University, Fullerton, CA. She became a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in 2012 and has a private practice in Cypress, CA. Her unique understanding of both Deaf and hearing viewpoints raises awareness of communication disabilities in mental healthcare.

DIFFERENT LOCATION – we are in a different building this month.

WHERE:  
UCI Medical Center
101 The City Drive, Building 3, Room 101
Orange, CA 92868
(2-hour validated parking in the UCI Medical Patient parking lot)

WHEN:   
Saturday, March 4, 2017
10 a.m. to 12 noon

Click HERE for directions to Building 3, Room 101

Come join friends who understand the challenges of living with hearing loss.
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 a get together for lunch after the meeting at the Pita Grill.  Contact Rachel McCallum at rachel.m.mccallum@gmail.com for directions.

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

This meeting is supported by CART (what you can’t hear you can read) – the Hearing Loop System that sends every spoken word directly into your hearing device that has a t-coil may not be available at this meeting.

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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 4th: Hamilton Relay Demonstration

See how CapTel laptop and smartphone relay can help you
Speaker: Debra Rogers, Southern California  Outreach Coordinator for Hamilton Relay

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Debra is a member of the HLAA, San Diego Chapter. She shares her own experience with hearing loss, giving presentations to help “get people back on the phone”.  At our chapter meeting last March, Debra gave a demonstration of the CapTel phone relay.  At this meeting she will demonstrate how CapTel relay works on smartphones and laptops.

WHERE:   UCI Medical Center
101 The City Drive
Building 56, Room 113-114
Orange, CA 92868
(2-hour validated parking in the UCI Medical Patient parking lot)
WHEN:       Saturday, March 5, 2016
10a.m. to 12 noon
Come join friends who understand the challenges of living with hearing loss.
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!!!

In addition,   a  door prize will be given courtesy of Hamilton CapTel.

If you are interested in an after meeting get together for lunch or a coffee break, contact Rachel McCallum at rachel.m.mccallum@gmail.com.  Please contact Rachel before the meeting if you would like to get together.
Click HERE for map to Bldg 56, room 113-114.
For more information contact Marla Peoples at hlaa.cityoforange@gmail.com
or visit us at http://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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